Respect in Sport

The Respect in Sport program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Hockey Alberta's mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants. It is a mandatory requirement for all parents and team officials in Alberta since its inception in the 2012/13 season.


As we role into another season of this great sport we call hockey, we would like to remind everyone of the commitment we have made as parents, coaches, and fans to uphold the ideals of the Respect in Sport Program.


Check out the Sport Parent's Commitment

Info for New Parents and Returning Parents

Hockey Alberta requires all parents to take the Hockey Canada Respect in Sport program. It is an online program that can be accessed from Hockey Alberta’s website

Parents whose child is playing hockey for the first time should follow the steps below.

Parents who have already taken the course for another child do not need to take it again. They must, however, add their new hockey player to the child management section of the RIS portal.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to

  2. Please review the information on this page and then click either Parent Login or Coach Login.

  3. If you have not taken this program before, click Register a New User. If you have taken the program before, please login with your username and password. If you do not remember your username or password, please use the retrieve user name or password buttons.

  4. There is a cost for this program. It is a one-time fee required by Hockey Alberta.

  5. Once registered and signed in, click on the Profile link along the top of the program.

  6. Click on the Child Management link along the left side of the page. Any existing children attached to your account should appear.

  7. For any children not appearing, please enter their required information.

  8. Select our association and click Add this Child.


If you have any problems with the website or the Respect in Sport program, please contact the following:

  • To contact the Helpdesk by phone: 1-866-945-9906

  • To contact the Helpdesk by email:

  • For Questions of a non-technical nature, please contact:

Coaching / Managing
If you are interested in coaching, assistant coaching, or managing, there is a Respect in Sport - Coach program required. This program can be taken by clicking on the Coach Login link in Step 2. Please note, the RIS Coach cost will be reimbursed by the association. It will not be reimbursed for the RIS Parent.


What is the Respect in Sport Parent Program?

Respect in Sport for Parents provides information on a parents natural influence over their child, and the role they play in their child's enjoyment of a sport or activity. The program also provides parents with tools to evaluate their own behaviour.

What is the cost to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program?

The cost is $12.00 plus GST per family.

What equipment is required to complete the program?

All that is required to complete the Respect in Sport curriculum is a computer, an Internet connection, and speakers or a headset. Optional equipment includes a printer to print out your certificate of completion. You may also use the Mobile App which will allow you to complete the program offline, however you must initialize the App while you are online, and then connect again once you have completed the program to receive recognition for completion.

How long is the course?

It's takes a total of about 1 hour.

Do I have to take the course every year?

No. Once you've completed the course you're done.

How do I access the Program?

Each organization has their own specific web address to access the program. Click here to access the Hockey Alberta program.

Can I complete the program on my iPhone or iPad?

Yes! Respect in Sport for Parents is available for download in the App Store for Apple iOS and on Google Play for Android. You can also simply use the browser on your mobile device to complete the program. If you would like to use the App, sign-in to this program on the device you wish to use and then select Program Access. A message displaying information on downloading and initializing the app will be displayed. 
Click here to watch a video demonstration on how to initialize the Apple iOS Mobile App from the App Store. 
Click here to watch a video demonstration on how to initialize the Android Mobile App from Google Play.

I can't log in, what may be wrong?

If you experience trouble logging in to the system, please confirm the following:

You are entering your username exactly as entered when you completed the registration process

You are entering your password exactly as entered when you completed the registration process. Remember, passwords are case sensitive. If you originally entered a password using all capital letters, all small letters, or a combination of both, the entry on login must match.

I can't remember my username or password, how can I retrieve it?

To retrieve username, click on “Retrieve Username” enter in last name and date of birth and your username will be located.

To retrieve password, click on “Retrieve Password”.

The question you entered on registration will now be displayed. You must answer the question exactly as the answer was entered on registration.

If the answer entered is correct, your password will be emailed to you.

Can I apply my certificate to another sport or organization?

Yes, you can transfer your certificate to another Respect Group program as long as it is the same program type.

- Activity Leader (coach) certificates can be transferred to any other Activity Leader or Respect in School program

- Respect in School certificates can be transferred to any other Respect in School programs and Activity Leader (coach) program

- Parent Program certificates can be transferred to any other Parent Program

- Respect in the Workplace program certificates to any other Respect in the Workplace program.

I have been a target or witness to abuse/bullying or harassment, who do I call?

If you have witnessed or been the target of abuse/harassment/bullying or neglect, you are obligated to report it. By reporting, you are protecting yourself and other potential victims.

To identify whom you should report the incident to consult the handouts section of the Respect Group Inc. program.

In the case of an emergency, dial 911 without delay.

Does the Respect Group share my information with anyone?

Respect Group takes your privacy as a serious matter. Our privacy policy is available throughout the Respect Group site and may be found located on the bottom banner or every page.
Respect Group will make user and certification records available only to the organization or agency requesting we make the program available. This is done for purposes of certification verification.
Respect Group may also provide user information to third party related agencies, but only if the organization we make the program available to has requested this. As an example, a person may certify in the sport of hockey for a specific region. If that region has agreed to share that certification information with the national body governing hockey, this information will be transmitted.
Respect Group will not sell, rent or provide any user information to any agency, group or individual unless specifically requested to do so by the organization requesting the program.
Respect Group cannot accept responsibility for the privacy of any information once it has been provided to the organization requesting the program.

How do I contact the helpdesk?

When contacting the Help Desk, please ensure you provide clear information about the issue you are experiencing, the governing body which requested you complete the program, and the phone number (including area code) for which you may be contacted.

To contact the Respect Group Inc. Help Desk:
Help Desk Email Contact:
Help Desk Toll-Free Contact: 1-866-945-9906
Respect Group Help Desk support is available 24/7
Respect Group takes your privacy seriously. By submitting a request for information by email to a general or specific Respect Group email address, your are consenting to have a representative of Respect Group contact you by email.

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