“The Beyond the Boards Summit is a critical step to help us understand areas in the game that need to change.”

- The Hon. Hugh L. Fraser, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors

subject matter experts

Designed to cover key areas that will help create a more welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for participants, we hope collectively we will be able to establish a roadmap to change the culture of the game at all levels.

lived experience

By working collaboratively to identify the impediments to a healthier culture, we hope to enable allies to take on larger roles and ultimately for people from all backgrounds to feel more welcome in the sport.


The Summit will be focused on open conversations about how to make hockey more positive for all participants, including looking at facets of hockey culture that exist in areas of the sport such as elitism, gender-based violence, homophobia, misogyny, racism and sexism.