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As one of the Mississauga Hockey League's largest associations, we rely solely on volunteers like you to help our youth learn the great game of hockey. More importantly, minor hockey is a fantastic vehicle for teaching our children valuable life skills. At Erindale, our focus is athlete-centered, meaning that we place a greater emphasis on fun and development than winning.

While the volunteer commitment may seem large in terms of police checks and certifications, they are necessary to ensure that Erindale's children learn the Great Canadian Game in a safe and positive atmosphere. If selected, you will be joining a strong and supportive group of volunteers as well as reaping the rewards of watching children grow and develop. Thank you for putting your name forward. We do appreciate it!

Coaching certification requirements are located on the Mississauga Hockey League Site

New for 2024-25 - OHF Changes for Vulnerable Sector Search:

  • Coaches/Volunteers must register their Vulnerable Sector Searches (VSS)  directly to the OHF, Criminal Record Checks (CRC) will no longer be accepted.  A new VSS will need to be completed every three years.  For years in-between a Criminal Offense Declaration will be required.

  • Coaches that did a Vulnerable Sector Search in 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 Season can use this VSS along with a Declaration for the 2024-2025 Season.

  • Coaches that did a CRC in the last two seasons must complete a new VSS. 

  • All documentation must be in PDF form when loading into the OHF system.

  •  “A” and Red Coaches will need to have uploaded their VSS with the OHF or proof of VSS submission to the Police by uploading a receipt and a Criminal Offense Declaration by May 6 – the start of Tryouts for “A” and for the Red Coaches before the Red Tryouts for the 2024-2025 Season.


In order to register your VSS/Declaration/Receipt with the OHF the Coach/Volunteer will require their HCR number, or log in with your existing Spordle credentials that was used to register with Erindale Hockey.

The portal to register VSS’s, Receipts and Declarations is open as of APRIL 1ST, 2024 


Link to Register: OHF Screening Submission Portal | ONTARIO HOCKEY FEDERATION (


Criminal Offense Declaration form: ohf-screening-declaration-form.pdf


Letter needed when submitting a VSS with police (needed if finger prints required):  ohf-letter-requesting-vulnerable-sector-check.pdf

* Minor Novice requires minimum IP certification. You must obtain Coach Level prior to Novice.


  • Trainers must meet minimum MHL requirements, but it is recommended that you obtain Level II certification.

  • Erindale may reimburse certification costs based on team requirements. Reimbursement for certification beyond maximum levels will require prior EHA Board approval, and will require a minimum commitment from the applicant to the benefit of the Erindale Hockey Association.

  • For those managers and trainers who are acting as on-ice volunteers, it is recommended that you get certification equivalent to Assistant Coaches. 

  • Reimbursement will require proof of successful completion and a receipt from the issuing body.

  • NCCP Intermediate certfication meets the CBET Development I requirement.

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