Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
In October 2021, Hockey Alberta created a Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to review and build recommendations with respect to addressing racism in hockey and making the sport more diverse and inclusive for all Albertans. The Task Force will focus on creating opportunities to:
- the experiences of former and current players of underrepresented groups and marginalized communities around lack of inclusion and racism in our sport.
- the experiences of those in Alberta who were reluctant to participant in the sport due to its lack of inclusion and racism in our sport.
- using a public engagement process to understand the current environment from the perspective of those that have left the game or felt they have not been included in the game.
- build recommendations that can be used to have action towards closing the gaps both short and long term in the game that exist between the environment we wish to have and the current environment.
- the learnings of this work and recommendations on the history of racism and discrimination in the sport and the need to address it whenever it surfaces.
- to make this an ongoing sustainable priority for Hockey Alberta through recommended policies, standards, and resources for Hockey Alberta and its stakeholders.
Hockey Alberta’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey
Hockey Alberta’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force is undertaking an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Survey.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand the experiences in hockey of as many current and former players, coaches, family members, and other participants and stakeholders as possible. Hockey Alberta wants to gather feedback on your hockey experience, learn about what can be improved, and collect recommendations that we can implement to improve the game.
The survey has been built to gain perspectives of those in the game, those that may have left the game and those that were reluctant or unable to participate in the game due to a lack of inclusion. This information will provide both the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and Hockey Alberta with data, feedback and recommendations to better understand the current environment and use the findings to make the sport more inclusive. It has been designed to give existing, former, and future participants a voice. This is one step towards helping Hockey Alberta to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the sport and drive change in the future.
As well, survey participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a ‘hat trick’ of prize packages to support and assist making hockey more accessible for three lucky winners.