Ringette Canada Releases Mandatory Vaccination Policy

In the summer of 2020, Ringette Canada launched its National Direction for Return to Ringette  to support and remind everyone involved in our sport that our game would be back – that our families, associations and communities would come back to the game we all love – stronger than ever.  We also emphasized that a return would need to be smart, safe and fun.


We continue to build on that commitment and have maintained all along that the safety of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, families and spectators will be our first priority in our return to our sport.


It’s with this objective in mind that Ringette Canada is announcing today that its Board of Directors has mandated via a Vaccination Policy that, effective October 18th, 2021, all athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, spectators, employees and contractors participating in a Ringette Canada Led and Sanctioned Event, who are eligible to get vaccinated in Canada will be required to provide proof of vaccination, regardless of location.

This will apply to the following events:

  • Canadian Ringette Championships
  • National Ringette League Regular Season Games
  • Ringette Canada High Performance Camps
  • Any in-person meeting or training session organized by Ringette Canada

“We realize this continues to be a difficult and uncertain time for everyone. However, our priority is getting our participants back to our events by providing the safest possible environment ,” said Executive Director, Natasha Johnston. “We know that vaccines work and by aligning this policy with the continued efforts of public health authorities, we feel this is the best way forward for our participants in the midst of a fourth wave of Covid-19.”


To view Ringette Canada’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Ringette Canada Led and Sanctioned events, please click here.


Through the implementation of this policy Ringette Canada will be updating its National Direction for Return to Ringette which will ensure that all safety protocols are updated and in place, as well as aligned at a minimum with current public health directives.

We continue to encourage everyone within our ringette community to do their part; respect the rules of your provincial ringette association, your community and facilities. Together we can make our return to ringette this fall STRONGER than ever.


If you have any questions regarding this policy please reach out to covidquestions@ringette.ca

Territory acknowledgement

While we are a proud Canadian organization, we acknowledge that our head office is located on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Ringette Canada extends our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples for their valuable contributions to this land. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

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