Respect in Sport
Parent Program
Hockey Nova Scotia Link

The Respect in Sport Parent Program is an effective and informative online training program
for parents of active children. This unique certification program complements
Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders by

(1) reinforcing a parents role in a child or youth's activities,
(2) encouraging positive sport behaviours,
(3) and providing insight into the various roles other individuals (such as coaches and officials) play.


This program empowers parents to ensure

(1)the safety of their children,
(2)encourage positive and effective communication,
(3)and to enhance a child's fun and camaradie of the activity.

Hockey Canada has partnered with Respect in Sport, the country’s only interactive certification program to protect youth and enhance an organizations mandate for safe, fun and respectful environments for everyone. Under the Respect in Sport umbrella is the Parent Program. This is a one hour online course intended to educate parents on how to improve their actions towards other parents, players, coaches and referees, but also provides helpful tools and support to stand up to those who are exhibiting inappropriate behaviour in the rink. There is a $12 fee for the program and a permanent record is kept on your child’s file indicating that you have completed the program.

Arenas are intended to be locations of enjoyment for our children, their coaches and the officials, rather than places where players, coaches and referees feel intimidated, threatened, bullied or challenged in terms of their ability and actions. Respect in Sport assists parents in learning how to identify problematic behaviour in themselves and others and are given tools on how to avoid this behaviour.

Please be advised:

Effective with the 2012-13 hockey season,
ALL PARENTS of IP and Novice aged players must take the Respect in Sport Parent Program at their cost ($12).

Effective with the 2013-14 hockey season,
ALL PARENTS of newly registered players with Hockey Nova Scotia regardless of level must take the Respect in Sport Parent Program.

Please refer to the Respect in Sport icon under Risk Management on the Hockey Nova Scotia webpage for further information and how to register for this program.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Beth Reid at the Hockey Nova Scotia office either by phone (902) 454-9400 or email Anyone who completes the program on their own now will have it acknowledged on their child’s file and will not have to take it again.

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Take The Course(Parents)

Respect in Sport
Coaches Program
Hockey Nova Scotia Link

Take The Course(Coaches)