Anti-Bullying (Kitchener Minor Hockey)


What is Bullying?

“Bullying is a pattern of aggressive behaviour meant to hurt or cause discomfort to another person. Bullies always have more power than victims. Their power comes from physical size, strength, status, and support within the peer group.” - Department of Education

"Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose."


As part of our commitment to keeping the sport of hockey safe, KMHA has made mandatory anti-bullying clinics for all of it participants Peewee aged and older. This clinic must be taken once by all participants (player/goalie) and one parent or guardian. If you are new to the Peewee age group or new to Kitchener your attendance to the clinic with be required. Should the player or parent/guardian not attend, the player will not be permitted to participate in any game, practice or event with their team until the session is completed. As of January 8th, 2018 the policy has been clarified and updated to reflect this directive of the KMHA Board. KMHA is Hockey driven and created by Hockey professionals with the intent to make the Hockey environment a safer and more fun place to play.  Our program is acknowledged and supported by our Premier Wynne - Click Here

There are different types of bullying:

Verbal bullying - name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumours, threatening, making negative references to one's culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, unwanted sexual comments.

Social Bullying - mobbing, scapegoating, excluding others from a group, humiliating others with public gestures or graffiti intended to put others down.

Physical Bullying - hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing, destroying or stealing belongings, unwanted sexual touching.
Cyber Bullying - using the internet or text messaging, put-down, spread rumours

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  • happens once a year every year 
  • wear anything pink
  • to help raise awareness of bullying  


Respect In Sport


Committed to creating a positive hockey experience for all, ALLIANCE Hockey provides a convenient online course for hockey parents.




Hockey Canada


Hockey Canada has their own document on bullying. It is Called Speak-Out. For more information, click the link below.

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