DEFINITION OF TERMS POLICY
*Indicates a definition adapted from the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (“UCCMS”)
- To provide a consistent definition of terms in the policies and procedures of Ringette Canada.
Application of this Policies
- Unless otherwise contained in the Ringette Canada By-laws or indicated in the respective Policy or Procedures, the following terms apply to the policies:“Act” – Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act;
“Association” – Ringette Canada as duly constituted;
*“Athlete” – Any individual who is an Athlete, Participant or who i s subject to the UCCMS and the policies of Ringette Canada and who i s registered with a provincial or territorial ringette association, or who participates in a program or activity which is offered or sanctioned by a provincial/territorial or local association so long as the program assists in the development of skill or skills used to play ringette;
“Board” – The Ringette Canada Board of Directors;“Board Member” – A member of the Ringette Canada Board of Directors;
“Days” – Days includes weekends and holidays;
“Discipline Panel” or “Panel” – The individual or group established in accordance with the Procedures relating to the Discipline and Complaints Policy when a Major Infraction has been identified, whether or not a complaint regarding that Major Infraction has been received by Ringette Canada;
“Individuals” – All categories of membership defined in the Ringette Canada Bylaws, as well as all individuals employed by, or engaged in activities with, Ringette Canada including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, convenors, referees, officials, volunteers, managers, administrators, committee members, directors and officers of Ringette Canada.
“Interprovincial/territorial tournaments” – Also denotes provincial/territorial events; “Maltreatment” – As defined in the Code of Conduct and Ethics
“Manager” – The individual who performs an administrative function on the team staff (as opposed to a coaching, assistant coaching or training role);
“Member” and “Membership” – As defined in By-Law #7;*“Minor” – Any Participant who is under the age of majority at the time and in the jurisdiction where the alleged Maltreatment has occurred. Adults are responsible for knowing the age of a Minor. For the purpose of protection in each Canadian province and territory, a Minor is a child younger than the following age:
- 16 years old: Newfoundland and Labrador;Saskatchewan; Northwest Territories; Nunavut
- 18 years old: Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Ontario;Manitoba; Alberta
- 19 years old: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; British Columbia; Yukon
“Not in Good Standing” – The status of a Member or Participant who is in violation of a By-law or Policy. A team deemed to be in this status includes the team staff and players, any or all of whom are subject to sanctions that may include a declaration of ineligibility to participate in Ringette Canada events and activities such as the Canadian Ringette Championships, World Championships, Canada Winter Games, National Ringette League play or High Performance activities for the length of time as set by the Discipline Panel;
*”Participant” – Includes all Members and all individuals employed by or engaged in activities with Ringette Canada who are subject to the UCCMS and the policies of Ringette Canada, including but not limited to, Board of Directors, athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, officers, team managers, medical personnel, administrators, spectators, parents of Ringette Canada individuals and employees;
“Play” – Any game, league or tournament in which ringette is played;
“Staff” – Any paid employee of Ringette Canada; and
“Team Staff” – The coach, assistant coach, trainer or manager who are on the bench during a ringette game.
This Policy is subject to review at least once every three years.
Date of last review: December 2020
The publication of Ringette Canada policies will be in the English and French languages. In the case of conflicting interpretations, the English version will prevail.