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Membership

2020/2021 Memberships are now available for purchase!

Membership Costs 2020/2021

* Total before HST REGULAR FEE
2020/2021
August 17th to September 30th
MID-SEASON FEE 
2020/2021
October 1st to December 31st
LATE FEE 
2020/2021
January 2021 to August 2021
FHO Membership Category FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee* FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee* FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee*
Youth Player (U12)  $15 $11 $26 $20 $11 $31 $25 $11 $36
Junior Player (U18) $30 $29 $59 $35 $29 $64 $40 $29 $69
Senior Player (19+) $30 $47 $77 $35 $47 $82 $40 $47 $87
Coach  $30 $26 $56 $35 $26 $61 $40 $26 $66
Umpire $30 $26 $56 $35 $26 $61 $40 $26 $66
Associate $40 $0 $40 $45 $0 $45 $50 $0 $50
Club $100 $0 $100 $150 $0 $150 $200 $0 $200

Everyone involved with field hockey in Ontario should have an active membership! The membership period is from September 1st to August 31st of every year. Learn more about what the membership offers below!

Not sure about the policy for transferring between clubs? Learn more here, on page 3 under 'Transfer of Membership from one affiliated Club to another affiliated Club' 

Are you a member, but you're not receiving FHO emails? Please check and update your email address using your Athelink account. 

Note on 2020/2021 Membership:

The new membership year officially begins on September 1st, 2020 as per usual, however, 2020/2021 Memberships will be available for purchase at a new rate on Monday, August 17th, 2020.

Field Hockey Canada has decided to waive the FHC portion of the 2020/2021 Membership for any members that purchased a 2019/2020 Membership between July 1st and August 16th, 2020 though the FHO portion and tax will still be applicable to the purchase of a new 2020/2021 Membership for those individuals. Therefore, as of September 1st, 2020, all 2019/2020 Club and Individual Memberships will expire and new 2020/2021 Memberships will be available.

Members who DID purchase a 2019/2020 Membership between July 1st and August 16th, 2020 will still be asked to purchase a new Membership for the 2020/2021 season through the designated section on our registration page to ensure they pay the appropriate fee.

All other memberships as of August 17th, 2020 are subject to the new membership fees as outlined above. 


Where does the fee go?

FHC: FHC fees account for approximately half the cost of a FHO membership, and in some cases more than half. FHC provides insurance, as well as coach and official education, development and certification programs and resources. The programs and resources are then delivered by FHO to our members.

FHO: The remainder of the membership fee is put towards running FHO. This includes tournament equipment costs, legal, audit and regulatory compliance expenses, equipment storage costs, bookkeeping services, and meeting facility costs, etc. In addition, the funds we receive from memberships are/will be used to purchase PPE equipment, recruit new members, provide grassroots programming, administrative fees such as membership management fees, website, domain and other digital software fees, as well as coaching and officiating educational fees. 

There are many costs associated with running an organization. FHO is a non-profit organization and posts all of its financial documents on its website. You can see last year's Financial Statements here.

What does the fee get you?

Individual Membership

  • Ability to participate in any FHO or FHC competition/league/tournament, as well as any event sanctioned by FHO

    • Examples: FHO’s May Meltdown tournament and FHO’s 1st Annual Grassroots Festival

  • Ability to try out for and play on FHO Provincial Teams

  • Be a part of a community of like-minded individuals that share your passion for field hockey

  • Insurance:

    • Excess accident insurance if you get hurt participating in FHO sanctioned events

    • Excess accident insurance if you get hurt at a club practice, provided your Club is registered with FHO

      • Please note - Excess Accident insurance does not pay benefits payable by your provincial medical insurance (OHIP), whether you are enrolled or not

    • Third Party Liability insurance, covering members for legal costs  and damages should they be sued for actions related to participation in an FHO sanctioned events

It is important to make sure that clubs are only using registered players, coaches, administrators and referees for FHO sanctioned competitions and trainings - not only because it is mandatory based on FHC policy, but also to ensure that participants in the game are covered by insurance. 

  • More information about FHC insurance coverage can be found here:

  • Ability to register for any FHO coaching or umpiring training and certification courses

  • Ability to vote at FHO AGMs or other special meetings (see By-laws for details)

 Club Membership

  • Insurance:

    • Liability insurance, Directors and Officers insurance, and Accident insurance for Club members who are also registered FHO members while participating in sanctioned activities at Club, League and Provincial levels

  • May host FHO sanctioned events

  • May register for FHO tournaments and leagues

  • Access to host coaching and officiating training opportunities

  • Eligibility to apply for grants from various funding organizations

  • Not-for-profit clubs have access to apply for FHO grant opportunities 

  • Having your Club featured on the FHO website with a link to your Club website

  • FHO will direct new player enquiries to Recognized Clubs in the appropriate geographic area

  • Promotion by FHO of your Club and any competitions, leagues and tournaments

As an FHO member, you will also receive exclusive discounts and offers from our equipment sponsors, Under Armour and Gryphon, as well as our other sponsors/partners, WestJet, Avis, and Choice Hotels. 

Why has the FHO portion of my fees changed?

To help you understand why these fees have changed, please see the outline below that shows where the funds we receive from memberships are utilized.

1. PPE Equipment - In order to responsibly and safely return to training after COVID-19, FHO will incur additional expenditure on protective equipment that will be required at all FHO programming. This equipment will not be a one-time expense, as we will need to repurchase materials throughout the season as they are utilized. 

2. Member Recruitment and Grassroots Programming - FHO strives to increase membership and continue the growth of field hockey within our province. We aspire to target the younger athletes that may not have had the opportunity to participate in any field hockey related programs previously. In order to plan, develop and implement this type of programming, resources will need to be allocated in order to provide educational materials, compensation for program facilitators, equipment and permits fees. 

3. Administration - In addition to program specific expenses, FHO must consider the administrative expenses that are incurred annually. These include but are not limited to: membership management fees, website, domain and other digital software fees. 

4. Coaching and Officiating Educational Fees - As a key pillar of FHO’s strategic plan, the continued education and evaluation of coaches and officials across the province is a priority. Associated with these items are expenses such as course materials, compensation of qualified instructors and assessors, database management and facility rentals. 


Club Membership

Club memberships allow Ontario clubs access to a number of benefits including but not limited to insurance coverage, ability to host FHO sanctioned events, participation in FHO events and tournaments, and access to apply for up to $5000 in FHO grants.

Club Membership Fees are listed below: 

* Total before HST REGULAR FEE
2020/2021
August 17th to September 30th
MID-SEASON FEE 
2020/2021
October 1st to December 31st
LATE FEE 
2020/2021
January 2021 to August 2021
FHO Membership Category FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee* FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee* FHO Fee FHC Fee Total Fee*
Club $100 $0 $100 $150 $0 $150 $200 $0 $200
                   

 

To learn more about what your club needs to do to be a recognized FHO club, please read the Club Recognition Policy below. 

Ready to register as an FHO club? Follow the link below to take you to our registration portal! 


An Important Final Point:

Member registration and the associated fees demonstrate to funding bodies that an organization is viable and worthy of funding support for programs.

A strong provincial organization is better able to support its members, both individual and club, by developing and implementing  programming that benefits all members in the long term. FHO is almost entirely volunteer-run and we're always looking for volunteers to help us develop the sport. If you are interested in volunteering with FHO, please email info@fieldhockeyontario.com.


Information regarding Membership will continue to be posted to our website. FAQs will soon be available on our website, as well as on our various social media platforms.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the 2020/2021 Season or Membership by emailing info@fieldhockeyontario.com