Our game is back and so is the Hockey Canada Community program, presented
Millions of Canadians in every corner of our country help make hockey
more, and all of them have a story. The mentorship of a coach, the tireless
efforts of a volunteer, the inspirational story of a teammate, the
communities that have rallied together to support our game – we want to
tell those stories!
The Hockey Canada Community launched in September 2020, with Hockey Canada
and Scotiabank celebrating those who helped to change the narrative of
hockey during a challenging and unprecedented season.
“The Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, has done an
incredible job of celebrating all the amazing individuals and communities
that are helping make our game special from coast to coast to coast,” said
Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “Hockey doesn’t
happen if not for the people that dedicate their time and effort to making
the game better, which is why Hockey Canada and Scotiabank are excited for
another season to reward the individuals and highlight the work done to
create positive hockey experiences in their communities.”
The program is made up of two foundational components – Community and
tells stories of giving back to or helping grow the game. It could be a
hockey team coming together to lead a food bank drive, or one of our 13
Members creating opportunities for inclusivity – Community shines
a light on teams, events or programs making a difference.
Do you have an idea for a Community story? Let us know at [email protected].
A Hockey Canada Champion can be a player, coach, official, parent,
guardian, volunteer or any individual who has a passion for the game and
has dedicated their time to bettering the hockey community, with a Member
or their local hockey association.
They are someone who makes hockey more by:
• Leading by example, creating a safe, fun, inclusive environment and
always providing a best-in-class experience.
• Continually giving back to the game by being MORE than a coach, MORE than
a player, MORE than an official, or MORE than a volunteer or fan.
• Making a tangible and positive impact on the game of hockey and their
• Helping to positively change the narrative of hockey in Canada.
• Leaving a legacy or making change in their community.
A Hockey Canada Champion is nominated through the public or by a
Hockey Canada Member using the
online nomination form. One Champion is selected for each month of the hockey season
from September to June, and receives a Hockey Canada jersey and Scotiabank
prize pack, as well as a video feature produced about their involvement in
Let’s continue to celebrate and honour Canadians who make our game great by
sharing a Community story or nominating a Hockey Canada Champion at
For more information on the Hockey Canada Community, presented by
Scotiabank, please visit
HockeyCanada.ca/Community, or follow along via social media onInstagram, Facebook and Twitter.