Dr. Marvin Washington
University of Alberta
Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta
Oilers Entertainment Group
Dr. Courtney Szto
Event funded by the Government of Canada.
Opening Faceoff: Racial Discrimination in Hockey –
Understanding the Impact
Hear from Harnaryan Singh as he shares his observations and experiences and reflects on the impact racial discrimination has on hockey – both on and off the ice.
Two Thoughts on Racism in Hockey
Canadian hockey is an interesting site to discuss racism. Some might think that any racism that occurs would be a “one-off”. Others might think given the pride that Canadians have in hockey and the lack of diversity, hockey might be a place where racism is prevalent. I want to share two thoughts about racism in…
Community Experiences of Racial Discrimination in Hockey
Hear from players, coaches, and administrators involved in all levels of hockey share their insights and experiences related to racial discrimination in hockey.
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)…
Powerplay: “Movement, Not A Moment”
NHL leaders discuss the initiatives and programs the League is doing to create experiences throughout the hockey ecosystem that are welcoming and inclusive of all communities.
Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Sports
This session will provide an overview of unconscious bias and its impact on sports.
Roots of Our Game – Connecting with the Past to Imagine the Future of Hockey
Explore hockey’s Indigenous roots and learn from its great and storied past as a community-building tradition on Turtle Island. Attendees will leave this session with a history of hockey in Canada, the role of sports in healthy communities, and practical takeaways about how to reinvigorate the spirit of our game today.
Barriers in Addressing Racial Discrimination in Hockey
There are a number of barriers players, coaches, and others involved with organized hockey face when trying to address racial discrimination in hockey. In this panel, we will highlight some of those barriers, as well as highlight possible ways to break down those barriers.