Jesse Thompson wants transgender inclusive policies for hockey dressing rooms to be implemented sooner and for them to be Canada-wide, but says an important first step is happening in Ontario.
The 19-year-old from Oshawa, Ont., got the ball rolling on transgender inclusion in 2013 when he filed a human rights complaint in Ontario against Hockey Canada.
Ontario's minor hockey branches agreed in 2014 to change dressing room policies and to educate personnel on transgender inclusion.
The new policy states that "players who identify as trans can use the dressing room corresponding to their gender identity, be addressed by their preferred name and pronoun, and have the privacy and confidentiality of their transgender status respected."
Full implementation is going to effect this 2016-17 season.
Transgender hockey player wants Ontario inclusivity policies to spread across Canada