CALGARY, Alta. – The Hockey Canada Officiating Program announced today the launch of its new revised level system, now known as, the Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway.

Building on the over 40-year history of their original Level System, Hockey Canada engaged with its members to develop a new program that meets the needs of their program today and into the future. The core goals for the new Pathway are to ensure it is inclusive of all, removes restrictions to progression and allows officials to enter into the program at the appropriate level.

The new Pathway model will help with the advancement and placement of officials in a manner that better suits the needs of today’s game, all participants, and the current social environment. This way, Hockey Canada can ensure the right skill is in the right situation by creating equality and to “Build Flexibility into a Linear System”.

The new Pathway, which can be viewed HERE,  has been segmented into a Development Stage and High Performance Stage. The development stage is the most critical for the future of its officiating program. In order to address this critical stage, Hockey Canada has created an additional Task Team currently working on establishing educational curriculums and outcomes. The curriculum documents for each level within the Development Stage will support officials and administrators as they progress along the Pathway with consistency among all Members.

The Development Stage supports the education and growth of all officials, both on and off the ice. This will assist in creating a consistent standard, allowing equal opportunities for officials to advance into the Member High Performance Stage and ultimately onto the National High Performance program.

Members who have questions around the new Hockey Canada Officiating Pathway can click here: Officiating Pathway Frequently Asked Questions. 

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