Allyson Tufts, keynote speaker at the Hockey Alberta 2018 AGM, reminded minor hockey volunteers of the key role they play for our kids.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers play integral roles in ensuring that Hockey Alberta is able to deliver high quality and efficient programming and services to the more than 90,000 participants across the province. Responsibilities range from day-to-day involvement in administration and discipline decisions for minor hockey, to coaching, instructing and mentoring, to working as a trainer or equipment manager in the Team Alberta program.
Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport. Hockey Alberta is proud to say that our volunteers are:
- Reliable – providing consistent, timely, responsive performance
- Respectful – giving serious consideration and respectful treatment to people or situations that arise.
- Invested – utilizing time and skills for the purpose or achievement of goals associated with Hockey Alberta.
- Professional – demonstrating behavior of the highest standard regardless of the audience.
Hockey Alberta is committed to the development of our volunteers, both as a person and in their volunteer roles. This is done through evaluations during the year, including formal mid-season and year-end evaluations. In addition, Hockey Alberta dedicates specific time for training and exchange of ideas through a volunteer leadership retreat and meetings throughout the year. And we recognize our volunteers with things such as a season kick-off gift, tenure recognition and gifts, and social activities.
Volunteering with Hockey Alberta also offers the following opportunities:
- To stay involved in the game that you love
- To engage the community to improve the game of hockey in Alberta
- To develop interpersonal skills that go beyond the game
Hockey Alberta is accepting applications to fill volunteer roles within our Operational Committees for the 2018-19 hockey season. Hockey Alberta has 17 established, standing operational committees that help to administer the game of hockey throughout the season. The volunteers on the committees provide service to member MHAs and Club Teams, interpret regulations, and contribute to discussions about future changes in the game.
Go to the Committee Chairs or Committee Delegates tabs below for the list of positions available, and links to the Position Description for each. Applications are to be submitted via online form.
Committees provide direction to the Chief Executive Officer on issues related to their specific stakeholders (for example, female hockey or junior hockey participants). This is done through active engagement and regular communication with the stakeholders the committee represents, understanding the overall hockey landscape and how it applies to those committee stakeholders, and providing meaningful input during meetings. Hockey Alberta believes that its committees provide a diverse set of opinions and leave no stone unturned when coming to a decision or recommendation.
The information provided by Hockey Alberta’s Committees to the Chief Executive Officer helps direct:
- operational decisions such as the AA Hockey model
- strategic decisions such as the body checking decision, and
- governance decisions such as Hockey Alberta’s change to a Board of Directors policy governance model.
Committees that fit this role include, but are not limited to: Senior Male, Junior B/C, Female, Minor Leagues, Player Safety, Aboriginal Hockey, and Operations Advisory committees.
Hockey Alberta Committees also fulfill some of the key functions of the organization, including human resources, and the day-to-day administration of the game. Administrative responsibilities include:
- ensuring players meet age and location criteria
- ensuring teams are properly registered
- ensuring players are insured for the activities in which they participate, and
- undertaking disciplinary action, when required.
These committees include: Volunteer Human Resources, Minor Administration, Minor Regulations, and Minor Discipline committees.
Committee Chair positions are appointed every two years. Applications currently are being accepted from interested and qualified individuals for the following positions:
Committee Delegate/Coordinator positions are appointed every year. Applications currently are being accepted from interested and qualified individuals for the following positions: