Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) alongside Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) and The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF)  are governing bodies for amateur hockey in Ontario and members of Hockey Canada.

The 3 Members have come together to create the Ontario Dressing Room Policy. The Policy comes into effect February 1, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Implementation of the policy

Download the Policy

The Hockey Canada Members of Ontario firmly believe all participants (athletes, officials, coaches, team staff, etc.) have a right to access safe, inclusive, and equitable dressing spaces. In this regard, all participants have the right to utilize the Dressing Room or appropriate and equivalent Dressing Environment based on their gender identity, religious beliefs, body image concerns and/or other reasons related to their individual needs.

Download the Ontario Confidentiality Statement

This confidentiality statement is written in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code (1990), which prohibits the discrimination of all people on a number of protected grounds: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, and disability.