Respect in Sport Parent Program


What is Respect in Sport Parent Program?

Respect in Sport (RIS) – Parent Program Information Every player born in 2003 or later who is registering for minor hockey MUST have at least one parent/guardian take the Respect in Sport – Parent course. For every subsequent child registered, the parent who has completed the course MUST go into their profile and add any other children (so that every child is linked to a parent who has taken the course). The course only needs to be taken once by one parent/guardian.

Respect in Sport is an effective and informative online training program for parents of active children. The one-hour online certification program reinforces the role of a parent in activities of young athletes. Respect in Sport encourages positive sporting behaviours while providing insight into the various roles other individuals play. This program is about empowering parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child's fun and camaraderie of the activity.

To prepare and complete the course:

  • Please ensure you have a Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) account set up before completing the course - HCR 3.0 - Hockey Canada Registry 
  • To register and complete the course, go to 
    • If you completed this course before for another child or through a different association, you must go to this site to add a child or import your certification so it will show as completed for TASA 
    • There is a minimal cost to take the course which will be paid by the parent/guardian.

The deadline, as set by Hockey Nova Scotia, for completion of this course is December 1. Failure of a parent/guardian to complete this course will result in the suspension of the player from practices AND games until the course has been completed.


For more information and tips on how to complete the Respect in Sport Program, please view information on the Hockey Nova Scotia website - Respect in Sport | Hockey Nova Scotia and the Hockey Canada site - Respectint Sport | for Parents (

For all inquiries related to Risk Management (Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Checks, Respect in Sport – Parent, and Respect in Sport – Activity Leader), please contact TASA Risk Management VP, Cory Withrow at [email protected]