Respect in Sport

Dear Parents and Coaches

New to this upcoming season is the requirement for one parent of each player to take the online:“RESPECT IN SPORT” -PARENT PROGRAM, which has been mandated by the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) to all Minor Hockey Associations in the Province. 

The fee is $12, and takes about an hour to complete.

This is a requirement for your child to be registered and placed on a roster in Walden Minor Hockey in the upcoming 2016/2107 season.  Even if you have taken Respect in Sport as a Coach this is a different program and you have to take it as a parent.

To receive instructions on how to take the course, click on the following link:

When you register you have to also select your child. 

Be sure to also select Walden MHA as your Hockey Association!

Any questions contact Bill @ or 705 929 6168 c.

 See article below from The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA).


Respect in Sport Parent Program


North Bay, ON – The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), in collaboration with the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and its Minor Member Partners (Alliance Hockey, GTHL and OMHA) is proud to announce the Respect in Sport Parent Program will be implemented for the 2016/2017 season.

Respect in Sport is an accessible, online resource in the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD). The program’s mission is to empower participants to recognize signs of BAHD and eliminate it from the game, through a global culture of respect.

“The Respect in Sport Parent Program has been discussed within the NOHA since the Summit hosted in 2011, and we are very pleased to see this worthwhile program integrated into our programming across the North beginning next season,” said John Jamieson, President of the NOHA. “The NOHA Board of Directors recognizes the importance of parent education and we firmly believe that this will support a more positive environment around rinks in Northern Ontario.”

For further information on the implementation plan, including information on registration and other frequently asked questions, please visit

Respect Group was co-founded by former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy in 2004. It partnered with the Canadian Red Cross to create a best-in-class e-learning curriculum for mass consumption. Participants are certified through a 90-minute program they can do from home.

For more information:

Jason Marchand

NOHA Executive Director

(705) 474-8851