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Good Standing

A person who has paid all dues outstanding to Skate Canada, a Club, or a Skating School (as applicable) and whom the Board has not declared not to be in good standing and in the case of Members, a Member whose Membership has not been terminated pursuant to Article 3 hereof [of the bylaws].

Membership

The status of being in one of the classes as outlined in section 3.1 hereof [of the bylaws].

Section

An organization incorporated or organized in a particular province or territory (and in some cases, a combination thereof) strategically aligned with Skate Canada, that may receive funds from provincial or territorial Governmental Authorities and be subject to applicable sport recognition programs and transfer payment arrangements. Each Section is held to the governance and operating requirements of their respective province and / or territory(ies) and is responsible for skating in their respective jurisdictions.

Purpose

Skate Canada is committed to creating a safe environment both on and off the ice in which everyone of this organization are treated with respect and dignity. Skate Canada Professional Coaches are responsible and accountable for creating a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying and neglect.

Definitions

Individuals as listed in Section 1 of the Professional Coach Membership Procedure will comply with the requirements as defined in items (1) and (2):

(1)    Registered: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach, full payment is required of all registration fees and insurance premiums as determined annually by Skate Canada.

(2)    In Good Standing: To be a Registered Skate Canada Professional Coach in Good Standing, the following is required:

  • Must hold a valid first aid certificate
  • Screening must be done through the company approved by Skate Canada and must show a status of “Clear”
  • Must hold a NCCP status of CanSkate In-training or higher or must be a CanPowerSkate Coach
  • NCCP certified coaches only are responsible for maintaining their certification in the Locker through professional development as per the Coaching Association of Canada’s Maintenance of Certification Policy.
  • Have agreed to Skate Canada’s  Code of Ethics
  • Complete the Respect in Sport Activity Leader Training. A coach must be re-certified in this training every 3-years. 

Professional Coach Membership Privileges

  • In addition to the rights afforded to Registered Professional Coaches in Good Standing as articulated in the Skate Canada Bylaws, all Registered Professional Coaches in Good Standing are given the following privileges:
    Permission to use the Skate Canada logo in professional material (including but not limited to resumes, business cards, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Permission to coach on Skate Canada ice

Subject to the additional provisions of the Coach Accreditation Policy, permission to coach at Skate Canada sanctioned competitions

Compliance

  • Due to the position of trust, failure to comply with the Skate Canada Professional Coach Membership Policy and the associated Procedure may result in disciplinary action such as limitation of privileges and/or termination of the Skate Canada Professional Coach Membership.  A penalty fee may also apply.