Hockey Alberta has announced new Vision and Mission statements that will help set the strategic direction and guide day-to-day operations as the organization moves forward.
The new Vision statement is: Hockey for life.
The new Mission statement is:
To create positive opportunities and experiences FOR ALL PLAYERS through innovative leadership and exceptional service.
“We believe the new Vision and Mission statements are very aspirational in what Hockey Alberta would like to be, and reflect that at the end of the day we need to do what is right for the player,” said Terry Engen, Chair of the Board of Directors for Hockey Alberta.
The new statements emerged from a strategic planning retreat hosted by the Board of Directors in October 2014. The retreat also involved senior management from Hockey Alberta and key volunteer committee members. Participants evaluated whether the existing Vision and Mission statements, which had been in place for about 15 years, were in alignment with the feedback being provided by the hockey community in Alberta.
A significant aspect of the new statements is recognition of key stakeholders, who play major roles in ensuring that the goals contained in the Vision and Mission can be accomplished. The contributions provided by stakeholders are important in the growth and improvement of each and every player in the province, regardless of age, skill level, experience or location.
Hockey Alberta’s stakeholders include: Administrators, Alberta Sport Connection, Club Teams, Coaches, Corporate Partners, Hockey Canada, Leagues, Local Minor Hockey Associations, Managers, Officials, Parents, and Trainers.
The new Vision and Mission statements were unveiled during the opening session of the 2015 Hockey Alberta Hockey Conference and Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 12, in Calgary.