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Canadian Tire Corporation and HDA will provide marginalized youth across Canada with the opportunity to learn about the sport as they collaborate to enhance the game's culture.
As part of Black History Month, HDA is looking to expand accessibility for our youth programs. See how you can help.
Starting with HDA Ball Hockey Skills, program to make sport accessible to children of every background.
This official partnership launch champions the HDA’s mission to eradicate racism in hockey, with a specific and simple call to action to #TapeOutHate.
Angela James, Ethan Bear and Natalie Spooner bring LGBTQ+, Indigenous and female representation to the HDA.
Kraft Heinz Canada has partnered with the HDA to support the eradication of systemic racism in hockey through grassroots programming.
Scotiabank joins the HDA as a founding partner to further our collective mission of eradicating systemic racism in hockey.
With no response to the HDA pledge, it’s clear that the NHL isn’t prepared to make measurable commitments to end racism in hockey.
On July 14, we asked the NHL to sign the HDA pledge. This release outlines the specific items we've asked for.
Earlier today, the HDA formally requested that the NHL suspend all playoff games today to allow players and fans to reflect on what happened and to send a message that human rights must take priority over sport.
HDA Co-Founder Matt Dumba delivers powerful anti-racism speech commencing the Stanley Cup Playoffs
It's been just over six weeks since we launched the HDA. Here is a brief update on what we've been up to in the six weeks since.
Group of prominent minority professional hockey players form the Hockey Diversity Alliance to eradicate racism in hockey.
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
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.
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%
Scholarships for qualified youth players 10%
Executive training and coaching programs 10%
Have all partner associations and organizations sign an 'HDA Pledge'
Which will include commitments to:
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.
We’d like to acknowledge our corporate partners, whose support is vital in helping the HDA reach our goals.View partners
It's time to make a statement.