Changing the face of hockey

Akim Aliu
(Co-Head)

Evander Kane
(Co-Head)

Trevor
Daley

Anthony
Duclair

Matt
Dumba

Nazem
Kadri

Wayne
Simmonds

Chris
Stewart

Joel
Ward

Introducing the HDA

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Changing the face of hockey

#ISupportHDA

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Our Purpose

To eradicate systemic racism and intolerance in hockey.

We are committed to inspire a new and diverse generation of hockey players and fans.

Photo Credit: Allison Farrand

Our Approach

We strive to create sustainable change on all levels of hockey. At the top, we will educate and encourage accountability from our leagues and leaders. At the grassroots level, we will work to ensure hockey is accessible to anyone who loves the game.

  • Provide resources & support
  • Develop tools to succeed
  • Reach full potential in hockey & life

What we support

Grassroots Hockey development and Equipment Programs 35%

Anti-racism and unconscious bias education programs 15%

Social justice initiatives in support of black, indigenous and racialized communities 15%

Administration/fundraising 15%

Scholarships for qualified youth players 10%

Executive training and coaching programs 10%

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HDA badge The HDA Pledge.

To achieve our purpose we will:

Have all partner associations and organizations sign an 'HDA Pledge'

Which will include commitments to:

  • Create policy and rule changes that make the culture of the game more inclusive
  • Establish specific targets for hiring, promoting and partnering with Black individuals and businesses
  • Execute educational programming to increase awareness of racism in hockey
  • Fund impactful social justice initiatives

Photo Credit: Allison Farrand

Hockey will be a stronger and better game when we fully embrace our diversity.

By making our game accessible and safe for everyone we will strengthen our connection to each other, to our communities, and to our fans.

It's time to make a state­ment.

The Founders

  • Akim Aliu (Co-Head)
  • Evander Kane (Co-Head)
  • Trevor Daley
  • Anthony Duclair
  • Matt Dumba
  • Nazem Kadri
  • Wayne Simmonds
  • Chris Stewart
  • Joel Ward

The Advisory Board

  • Chris George (Head)
  • Glen Lewis (Deputy Head)
  • Ted Frankel
  • Kevin Johnson
  • Rico Phillips