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The Role of HDCO

The HDCO was established in 1984 as a joint project between the Government of Ontario and the amateur hockey bodies in the province.
The newly formed HDCO was to act as a "one voice" for amateur hockey in Ontario to the provincial government while playing a coordinating
role between its member organizations.

The offices of the HDCO are located in Toronto and has two (2) full-time staff, an Executive Director and an Executive Assistant, to carry out
the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The HDCO plays a coordinating role with its members in the following ways:

-  providing financial support and other resources, as available, to assist with programs and services offered to amateur hockey participants
   in the province.
-  referring inquiries related to competition and jurisdiction to the appropriate member organization.
-  assist and promote the development, implementation and management of programs and services that are available through the
   member partners of the HDCO.
-  acting as a representative of amateur hockey in the province to government, media and other provincial groups.
-  act as a one voice and an advocate on behalf of the member partners for amateur hockey in Ontario to the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport.

The HDCO is a non-profit organization that receives financial support from the Provincial Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.