Hockey Canada looking to hire Director of Sport Safety

Hockey Canada is looking to hire a “Director, Sport Safety – Abuse, Harassment and Abuse” to strengthen its overall sport safety framework.

The release was made on Thursday, as the sport’s national governing body continues its bid to restore its credibility and public trust after scrutiny of its handling of past sexual assault allegations.

The organization is seeking an individual who will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of a “comprehensive multi-year strategy on mistreatment, harassment and abuse”.

Hockey Canada also says the individual will oversee an “independent and confidential complaints mechanism.” Additionally, the organization says it aims to “create a sporting culture and environment free from any form of abuse or harm,” on the job posting.

On Tuesday, Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner was named interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors following the resignation of Michael Brind’Amour three days earlier.

Last week, the country’s 13 provincial and territorial hockey federations said paying dues would depend on getting answers, as well as a request for a “special meeting” with the beleaguered national body.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 11, 2022.