GUELPH, ONTARIO – Guelph Minor
Hockey Association does not condone or support in any way some of the past actions
that have been taken by Hockey Canada.
GMHA and its leadership is committed to providing a safe and inclusive place for all players and families to enjoy, learn, and develop in the game of hockey. We are continually saddened to hear reports of abuse within hockey and other sports in general. Never should a player, parent, spectator, staff, or volunteer have to endure any form of abuse, or be silenced. We must do better.
Moving forward, regarding our affiliation with Hockey Canada we will continue to rely on the direction of our provincial affiliate, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. However, we will seek to do our part to hold all levels of leadership accountable to actions of the past while doing our best to prevent these actions from being repeated in the future. Our fundamental promise is to continue to protect victims of abuse, while continuing to review all our policies to ensure all participants are protected.
Together we will strive to work with a clear commitment to excellence, with the very best interests of our youth foremost in our minds and with a vivid attitude of pride in our association, our city, our country and the game of hockey.