All minor hockey teams in Canada must have a HCSP-certified Safety Person.
These are the requirements for the Team Safety:
The emphasis of the Hockey Canada Safety Program is on injury prevention and safety through risk management and education. Safety people will be provided information for risk management, safety tools and information to allow them to implement effective injury prevention and risk management programs where safety is the first priority at all times. This will be accomplished by every team having a qualified Safety Person at all hockey-related activities, both on and off the ice, who will be focused on the safety and well being of the players. The Safety Person must be indicated on all game sheets.
The Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) Clinic is an approximately 3 hour online, risk manager and safety program, which utilizes a proactive, preventative, common sense approach to keeping our children safe. Team player safety is the first priority at all times, both on and off the ice. The HCSP must assume a leadership role in promoting the values of safety, fair play and integrity. The HCSP must be recertified every 3 years.
Although you are encouraged to complete the HCSP modules as soon as possible so you can be effective for your team, the deadline for completion is December 1st of the given year.