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Forest Hill Hockey Association

The Forest Hill Hockey Association has been a proud supporter of community hockey, and a provider of a safe and nurturing hockey environment since 1960.

The founding members would be proud to see how the Association has grown significantly, with over 800 players participating in our Learn to Play, House League, Select (North York Hockey League) and GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League) "A" and "AA" level programs.     SEE MORE

FHHA Respect & Inclusion Policy

The Forest Hill Hockey Association is fully committed to ensuring that all of our participants respect the rights of each individual, and it is our responsibility as staff and an organization to ensure a safe and fun environment for all participants.

We fully support and respect the human rights code and law of Ontario and Canada.

Discrimination:
Is when a person experiences negative treatment or impact because of an actual or perceived connection to one of the 17 grounds that are protected under the Ontario Human Rights code.

  • first-hand or by association
  • failing to accommodate needs on basis of protected grounds
  • allowing discrimination to continue when those in positions of authority know or should know it exists
  • even if no one objects to the behavior or circumstance
  • direct and obvious or indirect and subtle
  • isolated events or entrenched in an organization’s culture & policies
  • even if participation in the behavior is widespread

The Dressing Room Policy states that players, parents/guardians and staff/volunteers have the right to...

  1. Respect & equal treatment
  2. Protection from discrimination/harassment
  3. Define & express gender identity without fear
  4. Be referred to by self-identified name/pronoun
  5. Safely & equitably access gender-segregated spaces
  6. Be accommodated for code-related needs
  7. Privacy and confidentiality

All staff/volunteers of the MHA have the responsibilityto:

  1. Treat all individuals respectfully and equitably
  2. Ensure safe, equitable and inclusive environments and procedures
  3. Protect the rights of individuals to define & express their gender identity without fear
  4. Refer to others by their self-identified name/pronoun
  5. Ensure individuals are able to safely and equitably access gender-segregated spaces
  6. Work together with players to accommodate code-related needs
  7. Ensure players’ private information is kept confidential

Players have the responsibility to:

  1. Treat all others including other players, parents/guardians and staff and volunteers of the MHA with respect
  2. Ask for assistance and support to the best of their ability from the MHA when experiencing discrimination or when requiring a related accommodation.
  3. Work together with the MHA to find appropriate accommodations to meet code-related needs.

ACCOMODATIONS

  • Special arrangements are called “accommodations”. Accommodations create opportunities for people to do their job, participate in an activity or access a service they would not have been able to otherwise. Someone’s need for an accommodation may be related to a protected code ground. 
  • A person who is deaf, for example, may require a sign language interpreter as an accommodation to help them do part of their job.In hockey, a person may have a need for extra privacy when changing before and after playing.This need may be related to gender identity, gender expression or to other code grounds such as disability or religion. 

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Once the MHA receives a written request for a code-related accommodation, it is important to make the individual feel safe and comfortable. 
  • A Player making a request is entitled to a confidential time and space to discuss possible solutions, andthat they may bring a friend or relative with them for support if they wish. 
  • Confidentiality means that no sharing of information is allowed in any circumstances without player consent.  It is not your information to share even to the Player’s parents.

CONFIDENTIALITY – PHONES

  • Phones are permitted in the dressing room ONLY for the purposes playing music or in case of an EMERGENCY
  • Taking pictures of anyone WITH OR WITHOUT their permission is strictly prohibited unless approved by a member of the team staff
  • If someone is found taking pictures in the dressing room there will be a suspension
  • If someone is found to have posted a picture taken in the dressing room on social media, the internet or sent to another individual there will be a severe suspension or consequences.

Thank you for helping to make FHHA a safe and friendly environment for everyone.

 

 

MODIFIED ICE TRANSITION

As we begin the process of registering for our next hockey season, the Forest Hill Hockey Association is announcing that we will be transitioning our program to align ourselves with Hockey Canada, and the Ontario Hockey Federation in the introduction and adoption of a new Modified Ice program for children under 8 years of age. 

After many meetings, with the aforementioned sanctioning bodies, and ALL of our peer Associations, the FHHA board would like to assure our community that all concerns were discussed and addressed. We would like to also stress that this new program will be adopted by ALL associations. 

This program, which will start in the 2018/19 season has already been implemented globally by other hockey nations with great success, which led Hockey Canada to do its own extensive research into the program. The objective is not about making our teams or our nation more competitive, but rather about growing the game of hockey and our children enjoying themselves. The net result is strong healthy hockey communities. We emphatically support this new program and believe it will help fill our arena with children and families who enjoy being part of the game of hockey.

While the final structure of our program is still being fine-tuned, the modified surfaces will allow for greater skill development, balancing, more puck touches and we hope, a greater enjoyment and love for the game.

I am sure there will be many questions, concerns and opinions, all of which we can assure you we have already asked, but feel free to send us yours. 

Aaron Greenberg

President, FHHA

For more information please visit this link:

https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/initiation

 

NEW COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT STREAM PROGRAM

Initiation Program 6 (2012) and Minor Novice (2011) Competitive Development Stream

For players entering their Initiation Program 6 (formerly known as Tyke) (2012) and Minor Novice (2011) years, FHHA  will be offering a Competitive Development Stream program focusing on long term player development in accordance with the Hockey Canada and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Player Development Model and the GTHL Initiation Program. 

The Competitive Development Stream program is an extension of FHHA’s house league and will be available to players registered in FHHA in these age groups on a tryout basis. Information on the OHF Player Development Model and the game play structure discussed below may be found here. Information on the GTHL Initiation Program and the benefits of modified ice hockey may be found here.

In addition to the FHHA house league program, players in the Competitive Development Stream will participate in one or two additional practices per week and will play approximately one weekly development game (20-25 games per season) against Competitive Development Stream teams from three neighbouring hockey associations: Leaside, North Toronto and North York Knights.  In addition, Competitive Development Stream teams may participate in tournaments or festivals throughout the season.

Competitive Development Stream development games will follow the game play structure of the OHF Player Development Model.  An overview is set out below and more detail on specific game formats will be provided prior to the start of the season.

  • Rosters of 18 players (16 skaters, 2 goalies)
  • Goalies will rotate in IP6 and may be designated in Minor Novice
  • During game play teams will be divided into two squads of 9 players (8 skaters, 1 goalie) 
  • Two games will be played simultaneously in a 4 v. 4 format (plus goalie)
  • IP6 games will be played in a cross-ice format and Minor Novice games will be played in a half-ice format 
  • 44 minute games consisting of two 22 minute run time periods
  • Line changes at 1 or 2 minute buzzers
  • Games will be officiated
  • No scores, standings or playoffs

 

Competitive Development Stream development games will begin in October after Thanksgiving, and will not be scheduled over holidays or during the public school system March Break.

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    Address:

    Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena

    340 Chaplin Crescent. Toronto, Ontario

     M5N 2N3

     

    Phone Number:

    416 - 488 - 1800