OHF Statement Regarding Hockey Canada Assessment Fees
Date: Oct, 05, 2022 04:00 AM EDT
The OHF remains committed to protecting the game of hockey on and off the ice this season for our Members. We are also committed to being transparent about our operations to our Members, the communities, volunteers, families and players who rely us to play the game they love.
With regards to Hockey Quebec’s decision to withhold funding, OHF has already requested via Hockey Canada’s former Chair of the Board Michael Brind’amour (on July 29, 2022) that Hockey Canada not collect the $3.00 Participant Assessment Fee for the 2022-2023 season, which he confirmed he would take it to the Board of Directors.
It is our understanding now that this request was never directed to the Board before his departure. Based on this information, the OHF has once again, reaffirmed our formal requested of Hockey Canada to not collect the $3.00 Participant Assessment Fee for the 2022-2023 season.
The OHF is monitoring the situation at Hockey Canada, as we strive to create effective and meaningful change. We are unwavering in our commitment to ensure that the game of hockey is available to all in safe, fun and inclusive environment.