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Working at Hockey Alberta

Hockey Alberta is the governing body for sanctioned hockey in the province of Alberta and a proud member of Hockey Canada. Hockey Alberta is a dynamic non-profit provincial sport organization that has more than 400-member local minor hockey associations and club teams that serve more than 95,000 participants between the levels of U7 and Senior hockey. Hockey Alberta’s workforce includes a volunteer core of approximately 100 and a full-time staff of 32.

Hockey Alberta offers a compensation package that enables the organization to attract and retain qualified employees in the pursuit and achievement of the organization’s objectives. In addition, perquisites of working at Hockey Alberta include:


Hockey Alberta staff members enjoy a flexible work environment, and have access to several different types of time-off as defined per policy. These include: Statutory Holidays, Accrued Vacation Time, Compensatory Time, Sick Leave, and Other Leave.

Professional Development OPPORTUNITIES

Hockey Alberta allocates financial resources, approves time away from the office, and/ or identifies internal or partner opportunities for staff professional development. The goal is to help staff improve and enhance individual skills and knowledge related to their employment at Hockey Alberta, and to enhance satisfaction and productivity at all levels of the organization.


Hockey Alberta offers a benefits package to staff following six months of continuous employment. The following benefits are available: Health, Dental, Travel, Life Insurance Benefit, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Health Care or Lifestyle Spending Account, Optional Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and dependants, Optional AD&D Insurance

Employer Contributed RSP

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with ATB Securities, has established an employee retirement savings program. Participation is optional for full time employees upon the completion of 24 months of employment. The RSP program is a percentage-based program where both the employee and Hockey Alberta contribute a defined percentage as per policy.


Hockey Alberta provides a computer and technology accessories required to do the job, including email and online meeting resources. A cloud storage system is used, and IT is supported by a third-party company. Hockey Alberta sometimes requires employees to be available and accessible to field and respond to inquiries from the Membership and the public outside of normal office hours. To be able to do so, Hockey Alberta provides each employee with a cell phone.

Service Awards & Recognition

Hockey Alberta shall present gifts and/or service awards, based on years and/or levels of service, to those who have represented Hockey Alberta in a formal capacity as outlined by policy. Service Awards, Departures, Condolences, Get Well, Baby and Wedding are all components outlined in the policy.

Social Club

Hockey Alberta operates a staff Social Club that employees contribute to. The operations and decisions are led by a staff group with all employees benefitting.


Hockey Alberta’s office is located in the Gary W. Harris Centre at Red Deer Polytechnic. Our boardroom overlooks the ice surface of the arena, and staff have access to many of the facilities available at RDP. Most Hockey Alberta staff are based in Red Deer, however some individuals are based out of regional or home offices. When home offices are required/ approved for employees, certain necessary expenses to set up the workspace and complete the job will be covered by Hockey Alberta. When necessary for employees to relocate their place of residence to work out of the main office or a regional office, Hockey Alberta offers to compensate the employee for a portion of their relocation expenses.