Coaches (Whitby Minor Hockey)



Hockey Canada has developed an online course that all Team Officials (Coaches, Trainers and Managers) will be required to complete. The course was developed to ensure all participants have a full understating of the Hockey Canada health and safety protocols and are prepared to return to the rink in a safe and healthy manner. The course can be accessed through your Hockey Canada locker account and there is no cost to complete this course. 

Successful completion of the Planning a Safe Return to Hockey course will be mandatory for all Team Officials. 

In addition to this, all WMHA rostered team officials must hold the required OMHA certifications; including Gender Identity and Expression course, Respect in Sport Activity Leader program, Rowan's Law acknowledgement 
and submit Vulnerable Sector, Criminal Reference check issued within the last two years to WMHA.

Team officials within different divisions and levels of play will require further CAC Training/Certification. 2021-2022 Team Officials Qualifications and Requirements

If you are interested in coaching House League this season please contact the applicable director. WMHA Directors 

Gender Identity and Expression


The OHF requires all team officials to complete Gender Identity and Expression. There is no cost associated with this course.

Two required steps:

  • If needed, register for an eHockey account, visit Hockey Canada to sign up for an eHockey account
  • Once your account has been established, visit the OHF's website to register for the course. All the course modules can be completed online

Respect In Sport: Activity Leader Program

  • 16 years or older
  • Does not expire
  • Takes approx. 3hrs to complete online
  • Cost is $30

Criminal Reference, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)

  • Contact DRPS, require two pieces of government issued ID (one with photo), you can now apply online on the DRPS website
  • The cost is partially subsidized with a letter from WMHA, please contact [email protected] to obtain a copy of this letter 
  • If required, coaches are asked to bring the original to the WMHA office for verification
  • As a reminder, VSC’s are valid for a period of 2 years, and are only valid for ages 18 and up

CAC (Coach Association of Canada) Qualifications 


The following chart outlines the requirements that individuals in different leadership positions must have in order to train, support and/or coach registered hockey players in the OHF/OMHA:



Bench Composition: Representative
All teams must have a minimum of two and a maximum of five rostered bench staff members. Teams must have a certified Head Coach and Registered Trainer (HTCP). Representative team Managers are responsible for ensuring all the necessary documentation is sent to WMHA before the start of the season. Teams will only receive an approved OMHA roster when all these requirements have been met. 

Bench Composition: House League 
All House League teams must include a team official who is certified and registered with the OMHA as a Registered Trainer [HTCP]. The minimum requirement for House League Assistant Coaches is the completion of Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program and a Criminal Reference, Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). If the Assistant Coach participates with the team outside of the WMHA House League program or must act as the Head Coach at any point throughout the season, they will require full NCCP coach certification.



If you have been registered in hockey previously as a Player, Coach, Official, or Trainer you can access your profile on the Hockey Canada Registry by establishing an eHockey account. Click on the following document to set up access.



The Locker is the Coaching Association of Canada’s online database. Access to The Locker will provide all coaches with the opportunity to track their progress and guide their development.

Coaches can create a log-in and access their Profile and Transcript online -where they can can view/update personal information, coaching records and access printable transcripts.

- Certification Maintenance & Professional Development points will be tracked on the Coach's Transcript in "The Locker" and will update the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Profile when "Certified" status is renewed. 

For direction on how to access ‘The Locker’, review the How to Log into ‘The Locker’ - CAC Information document (link below)


For individuals holding valid qualifications from other OHF Member Partners or Hockey Canada Branches, we require you to download, complete and submit the Application for Conversion/Upgrade to the OMHA Office.

Application for Conversion/Upgrade 
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