R.I.S.E. Academy Hockey Tournament on Diversity and Belonging

R.I.S.E. Challenge Hockey Tournament and Summit on Diversity and Belonging

May 25, 2024
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

Last year, R.I.S.E. hosted its inaugural Challenge Hockey Tournament and Summit with the theme on Diversity and Belonging at Carleton University’s Ice House. The event brought together 120 youths and their parents, hockey executives/administrators, and coaches, fostering not only the love of hockey but also meaningful discussions about the imperative need for changing the hockey culture. This year our event is a one-day event to include a 4-on-4 hockey tournament with the aim of drawing in 17 teams with around 200 youths (13-18 years of age) and their parents, along with about 100 or more hockey executives/administrators, coaches, and volunteers from Eastern Ontario and Quebec. We’re aiming to have a wide array of diverse hockey groups take part in the tournament like the African Hockey Association, Ottawa Pride, and Hockey 4 Youth to name a few, with the goal of supporting diversity and inclusion in the world of hockey. With your help, we hope to make this year’s event even more remarkable!

During the one-day event, we’ll be hosting a Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in which various stakeholders (e.g., hockey players, parents, coaches, volunteers, hockey executives/administrators, and community members) will, among other things, take part in difficult conversations about the culture of hockey and issues of maltreatment, leading to a resounding Call to Action.

CHANGING THE HOCKEY CULTURE:
THE CHALLENGE AND THE
OPPORTUNITY

FOSTER NETWORKING & CONNECTION

PROMOTE POSITIVE CHANGE

CREATING A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE COMMUITY

INCREASING ACCESSIBILITY

Discussion Panel

Hockey Clinics

Activity Centre

Showcase Games

Event Participants (13-18y.o.)

Hockey Volunteers / Executives

Spectators / Event Attendees

Challenge Objectives

  • Engage attendees in the difficult conversations about the culture of hockey and issues of maltreatment in all their forms.

  • Explore, debate, and share insights on creating a safer, more inclusive, positive, and welcoming hockey environment for all.

  • Encourage attendees to be advocates and champions for culture change in their hockey organizations.

  • Recognize and honour individuals, groups, or organizations for their efforts and initiatives to (a) make hockey accessible to racialized and marginalized youth, (b) promote and advance positive changes in hockey’s policies, practices, programs, and services.

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