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Respect in Sport for Parents

Respect in Sport for Parents is an effective and informative online training program for parents of active children. This unique certification program compliments Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders by reinforcing a parents role in a child or youth’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals (such as coaches and officials) play. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s fun and camaraderie of the activity.

At the 2015 Semi Annual meeting, Hockey Manitoba’s Board of Directors approved the following motion:

Certification for the Respect in Sport for Parents program must be obtained by at least one parent or legal guardian of any minor hockey player on a Hockey Manitoba roster by November 1st.  Should certification not be obtained by November 1st, the minor hockey player will be ineligible to participate in any Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activity until one parent or legal guardian is certified.

Why was Respect in Sport for Parents implemented?
  • It further ensures your commitment to our number 1 priority: safety for participants
  • It enhances communication between parents and organization staff, coaches, officials, etc.
  • It helps our organization, staff and volunteers to mitigate liability
  • It provides parents supplementary knowledge about preparing a young athlete for practices, games and other activities
  • It helps to retain recreation leaders, coaches, officials and volunteers
  • It makes a values based statement on behalf of our organization to ALL stakeholders
What does the Respect in Sport for Parents certification cost?

The Respect in Sport Parents program is $12 per user, paid by credit card during the on-line certification process.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have completed the Respect in Sport for Coaches and Activity Leaders, is this sufficient for satisfying the
parent program as well?

  • No. It is necessary for parents that have completed the RIS for Coaches and Activity Leaders in the role of a Team
    Official to also complete the Respect in Sport for Parents program. This program is tailored to the role of the
    parent, providing information specific to the parental involvement, while the Coaches and Activity Leader
    program has a different focus. During the introduction of the module, the differences are outlined.

Why am I required to complete the Program?

  • In addition to being a Hockey Manitoba condition of participation, it provides tools to deal with various situations
    that could arise in the course of your child’s participating in hockey, both as a parent and in any leadership role
    you may have. This is a positive program to make good parents better, and will empower all of the good parents
    in the organization. Beyond hockey, this will contribute to the greater good of all parents in the wider
    community. This is also a significant step toward the long-term goal of social and culture change.

What will happen if I do not complete it by November 1st?

  • After the deadline of compliance, participation may be denied until such time as the program has been

How do I access the Respect in Sport for Parents Program?

  • The program can be access through the Hockey Manitoba website ( It is a one hour
    online curriculum with both audio and visual features that allows flexibility and does not have to be completed in
    one session.

Is this required every year?

  • No, once you have completed the course you are certified and there are currently no plans for re-qualification/re-certification.

My child is 18 and is a registered player, am I still required to complete the program?

  • Completion of the Parent Program is not required for parents of players aged 18 and above.

What if the household/individual has no access to a computer/internet?

  • Most public libraries provide internet access. Other options include schools and friends.

What if I have dial-up connection?

  • The program is designed to be accessible by either high speed or dial-up.

What if I do not have strong computer literacy skills?

  • Utmost attention to detail was taken to ensure the program was designed to make the program user friendly. If
    issues do arise there is online help available as well as a 24/7 1-800 support number.

I am trying to complete the course but it will not accept my credit card.

  • In this situation you will have to get in touch with the RIS for Parents Help Desk. They can be accessed through the program’s log in page.

I have completed the RIS for Parents course but the certification but does not appear.

  • If you have completed the RIS for Parents program but it is not being displayed within your child’s profile, it could
    be because not all of your children were added to your profile when you created your account. You can add them
    by accessing the Child Management area found under the Profile section.

The RIS for Parents course has been completed but it does not indicate certified.

  • Ensure that you have completed the Program Survey found at the end of Module 6. If the survey is not completed
    the you will not register as certified.
Troubleshooting Guide

If you are having issues with payment for the Respect in Sport for Parents program or having issues with associating your children with your Respect in Sport for parents certification please click on the following link: Respect in Sport for Parents Troubleshooting Guide

Before you begin/Program link

Prior to accessing and taking the Respect in Sport for Parents program, please familiarize yourself with the following Registration Procedures. Answers to additional frequently asked questions are outlines in the Respect in Sport Parents program, and can be accessed once you have st up your account.

Once you have read over the Registration Procedures you can follow the link below to start the program.

Technical Support

All inquiries regarding the Respect in Sport for Parents program should be directed to their Help Desk  at