Hockey Canada looks to hire sport safety director focused on tackling abuse, harassment

Hockey Canada has its sights set on hiring a “director, sport safety – maltreatment, harassment and abuse” to strengthen its overall sport safety framework.

The posting was made Thursday, as the sport’s national governing body continues its attempt to restore its credibility and confidence from the public following immense scrutiny over its handling of past sexual assault allegations.

The organization is looking for someone who will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of an “all-encompassing multi-year maltreatment, harassment and abuse strategy.”

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Hockey Canada also says the individual will oversee an “independent and confidential complaint mechanism.” Additionally, the organization says it aims to to “create a sport culture and environment that is free from all forms of maltreatment or harm,” on the job posting.

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On Tuesday, Toronto lawyer Andrea Skinner had been appointed as interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors following Michael Brind’Amour’s resignation three days prior.

Last week, the country’s 13 provincial and territorial hockey federations said payment of dues will be contingent on getting answers, along with a request for an “extraordinary meeting” with the embattled national body.

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