Hockey Manitoba is in the process of recruiting individuals to act as facilitators for the Hockey Canada Safety Program. The Hockey Canada Safety Program is a one day, eight (8) hour course offered to Hockey Manitoba members that focuses on injury prevention and safety through risk management and education. All teams registered with Hockey Manitoba are required to have a minimum of one coach, manager, or volunteer on their roster that has completed the Hockey Canada Safety Program.
Clinics are offered during the certification time frame of mid-September to December of each year. On average, Hockey Manitoba offers approximately 25 clinics per season during this period throughout the entire province of Manitoba, certifying between 400-500 participants each year.
Expenses are covered for all facilitators, including meals, travel, and accommodations (if required). Facilitators also receive an honorarium for their time and efforts.
Hockey Manitoba will be offering a certification training seminar for interested new facilitators at the Sport Manitoba building in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 24th. The seminar will last approximately 8 hours, running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no cost for new facilitators to certify.
As a potential course facilitator, the following education and training is recommended, but not required:
o Must possess a Standard First Aid and CPR card. It is recommended that all Course Conductor’s be First Aid Instructors. Notwithstanding this requirement, the following will be exempt from this requirement:
• Athletic Therapists
• Athletic Trainers
• Ambulance Attendants
• Fire Fighters
o Must complete Branch Course Conductor seminar, to be presented by Branch Master Course Conductor as required.
o Must teach a minimum of one clinic with a Master Course Conductor or experienced Course Conductor prior to teaching on their own.
o Course Conductors should have experience in hockey as an athlete, coach, Safety Person, or administrator.
o Course conductors should be familiar with risk management, the Hockey Canada National Insurance Program and protective equipment requirements within minor hockey.
Other pre-requisites include:
o Should be a role model for less experienced safety persons
o Should have credibility with the training field
o Should demonstrate and support ethics and fair play
o Should have good oral communication skills
o Should have effective inter-personal skills
o Should be punctual, organized, and innovative
o Should be able to adapt to varied teaching environments
o Should be able to teach in an understandable manner
Any individuals interested in certifying as a course facilitator, or anyone seeking more information, is asked to contact Stephen Sisson by Monday, June 19 at (204) 925-5762 or by email at email@example.com.