Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
Hockey Alberta’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
Hockey Alberta acknowledges there are systemic challenges in our sport involving equity, diversity, and inclusion.
All forms of discrimination and maltreatment are unacceptable and must be removed.
Hockey Alberta is committed to removing the challenges to ensure we are:
- Creating a safe sport environment free of racism, discrimination, harassment and bullying for all participants.
- Acting decisively to improve equity, diversity and inclusion so that our sport is accessible to all.
- Nurturing a positive hockey culture where inclusiveness and belonging are expectations, not options.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, Hockey Alberta issued the organization’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
This statement provides the framework for Hockey Alberta to address Equity, Diversity and Inclusion issues in our sport. Hockey Alberta will ensure sanctioned activities are accessible, inclusive and safe for participants of all abilities, backgrounds, and interests, and Hockey Alberta will eliminate maltreatment, bullying and harassment from the game.
Specifically, our commitments are shown in our actions. In 2023-24, Hockey Alberta is adding new staff resources to our operational team to support our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee, activate on our objectives, and support our Members, as Hockey Alberta works to nurture a positive hockey culture.
In addition, specific items are to be achieved in Hockey Alberta’s business plan for the 2023-24 season, as Hockey Alberta works to nurture a positive hockey culture. To review the complete plan, click on the website link below:
Hockey Canada has also released its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Path Forward document, and asked its branches across Canada to be involved and have stake in the Path Forward. Simply put, Hockey Alberta is in – with a commitment to working at the local, provincial and national levels to ensure a safe environment and a positive experience for all participants.