Field Hockey Canada > Safe Sport > Safe Sport Policy


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.

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 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.