How to become an on-ice volunteer (Markham Waxers)

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Volunteers who would like to assist on the ice during team practices are welcome, but require certification and rostering as volunteers in order to be covered by the Hockey Canada insurance program. Volunteers must be at least two years older than the age limit of the division in which they are volunteering.



Certifications must be completed no later than November 1.

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

The OMHA has entered into a partnership with Respect Group Inc. to offer an online e-learning option to our Members. 

Download instructions on how to complete Parent Respect in Sports and update your account. 

Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program Course Log-In

Police Vulnerable Sector Check

MWHL requires a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) be filed when someone volunteers for the first time and every other season thereafter. No PVSC submitted may be dated more than two months prior to submitting to the MMHA. You can apply for a York Region Police Vulnerable Sector Check online. If you live in Toronto, contact the Waxers to receive a paper application form.

In order to expedite the process of obtaining a PVSC, the applicant should complete the Waxers Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) Volunteer Letter Request Form which confirms that the applicant is a volunteer with the association. The letter will allow the YRP to charge the volunteer processing rate and waive the extra fee should you need to be fingerprinted because your date of birth matches someone in the RCMP database.

The original Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) letters must be submitted to the Waxers office—photocopies will not be accepted.

Understanding Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Gender Expression

The Ontario Hockey Federation requires training for team officials to support trans-inclusive hockey in Ontario. There are two modules which will educate team officials on this important topic. All team officials will require an HCR 3.0 account to register and complete the two modules. Once completed, notification will be posted to the team officials’ member profile on the HCR. All coaches, trainers, and on-ice volunteers must complete the Gender Identity course to be rostered.

Registration for Gender Identity and Gender Expression can be completed through your HCR 3.0 account.

Equipment Requirements

  • Volunteers 14 years and older are eligible to wear the same equipment as on-ice team officials: CSA certified helmet, skates, gloves.
  • Volunteers younger than 14 years are required to wear full player equipment including neck and mouth guard.
  • Helmet straps must be firmly attached at all times while on the ice.