Respect in Sport | Activity Leader Program

This course is required by all TEAM OFFICIALS (Coaches, Trainers & Managers). Effective the 2014-2015 season, all On-Ice Officials and On-Ice volunteers will also require this certification.


The OMHA has partnered with Respect Group Inc. to provide the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program equivalent to Speak Out! Certification, as an online e-learning course to our Members. 

Respect Group has created critical abuse prevention education with the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program. This easy to use online training enables sport and community organizations to create a safer, more ethical environment by providing essential information to each organization’s critical stakeholders.

Respect in Sport’s 2.5 hour highly engaging online training is for Activity Leaders of all levels: recreational, competitive, and elite, with the intention of:

  • Empowering and educating youth leaders and coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment
  • Building a holistic culture of respect within the sport community
  • Providing fundamental training tools which enable all coaches and youth leaders to become better role models for the young athletes in their care

Respect in Sport online e-learning will also be linked to the Hockey Canada Registry [HCR], ensuring successful OMHA participant certification will be uploaded to the HCR upon completion.