Virtual Summit

Anti-Racism in Canadian Hockey

Dr. Szto will provide highlights from her policy paper developed from a Roundtable on Racism in Hockey hosted at Queen’s University in 2019. The policy paper is designed (1) to advocate for policy changes, (2) to invigorate the need for the re-education of coaches, parents, players, and officials on the importance of anti-racism, and (3) to promote strategies for making hockey culture safer, more inclusive, and accountable for its practices.

Dr. Courtney Szto

Queen's University


Dr. Courtney Stzo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. She is one of four co-authors of the unprecedented policy paper on Anti-Racism In Hockey (2020). Her research generally focuses on inequality and injustice in the world of sport and physical activity. Dr. Stzo explored hockey experiences of racism for her doctoral research and will be continuing a portion of that project by examining South Asian specific hockey programs’ development. She is interested in the implications of these ethnically-segregated spaces on notions of multiculturalism in Canada.