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Individuals participating in field hockey in Canada, including athletes, coaches, officials, sport administrators, volunteers and others should be able to engage in a positive sport environment that is free from abuse, maltreatment, and discrimination. Our Safe Sport policies are intended to provide a comprehensive set of principles that establish expected behaviour, guide decision-making, and promote accountability for all individuals associated with Field Hockey Canada. Further policies will be made available as they are developed or revised, and approved.

A complete library of Current FHC Policy including those related to the following can be found on the Governance Policy Page 

  • Complaints and Discipline Policy
  • Code of Conduct Policy
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy
  • Trans Inclusion Policy
  • Screening Policy
  • Concussion Policy and Management Protocols
  • Anti-Doping Policy

If you are concerned about the welfare of a participant, and/or believe there has been a contravention of these policies, please report your concerns.

Please visit our REPORTING page for more information, resources, and support.


Field Hockey Canada has developed the Field Hockey Canada Concussion Protocol to help guide the management of athletes who may have a suspected concussion as a result of participation in field hockey-related activities. 

This protocol covers the recognition, medical diagnosis, and management of athletes who may sustain a suspected concussion during a sport activity. It aims to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care and proper management to allow them to return back to their sport safely. 

This protocol is intended for use by all individuals who interact with athletes inside and outside the context of sports activity, including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and licensed healthcare professionals.   For more information, please visit the FHC Concussion Management Page here.


Field Hockey Canada obtains insurance that protects FHC for its activities and events, directors’ liability, employment practices, commercial general liability, and accidental death and dismemberment. In addition, Field Hockey Canada obtains extended health, liability and personal injury coverage for members of its national teams; during training and competitive activities.

Field Hockey Canada requires all provincial sections, as a minimum, to provide their registered athletes, staff and volunteers with insurance coverage for liability and personal injury, prior to participation in any activities of the sport.

Visit our athlete document webpage for more information about insurance coverage.