When determining sanctions, the Adjudicative Panel will consider factors such as:

  1. The severity of the Violation;
  2. Where applicable, the nature and duration of the Respondent’s relationship with the Complainant, including whether there is a Power Imbalance;
  3. The Respondent’s prior history and any pattern of inappropriate behaviour;  
  4. The respective age of the individuals involved;  
  5. Whether the Respondent poses an ongoing and/or potential threat to the safety of others;  
  6. The Respondent’s voluntary admission of the offense(s), acceptance of responsibility, and/or cooperation in the investigative and/or disciplinary process of Hockey Canada;  
  7. Real or perceived impact of the incident on the Complainant, Hockey Canada and/or its Members or the sporting community;
  8. Circumstances specific to the Respondent being sanctioned (e.g. addiction; disability; illness);  
  9. Whether, given the facts and circumstances that have been established, continued participation in Hockey Canada-sanctioned programming is appropriate;  
  10. A Respondent who is in a position of trust, intimate contact or high-impact decision-making may face more serious sanctions; and/or  
  11. Other mitigating and aggravating circumstances.

The Adjudicative Panel may apply the following sanctions:

  • Verbal or written warning
  • Education
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Eligibility Restrictions
  • Permanent Ineligibility
  • Other discretionary sanctions