Anti-Racism Incubator: Showcasing your work

“We are, as a culture, moving on to a future with more people and more voices and more possibilities. Some people are being left behind, not because the future is intolerant of them but because they are intolerant of this future.” ~ Rebecca Solnit, Whose Story Is This? Last year, the Implementing Anti-Racism Q&A took…

Referee Abuse Demands Meaningful Action, Not Cosmetic Changes

The conventional structure of a hockey game, in which participants are penalized for breaking the rules and penalties increase depending on the severity of the violation, is not suitable to address verbal abuse of officials. A new approach is necessary and needed urgently. The green armband is not a new approach; it’s more of the same. While hockey “listens and learns”, officials are suffering.

Misogynie 101

To read the English version click [HERE]. Quelle histoire ! Si vous ne savez pas ce qui se passe par rapport à la NWHL et Barstool, vous pouvez vous mettre à jour avec l’article de Hemal Javeri [ICI]. C’est devenu pire ce matin quand Dave Portnoy, Président de Barstool, a posté sa propre vidéo haineuse.…

#ForTheGame: Tales from the cutting room floor

Women’s hockey has long received the short end of the stick, but when the CWHL folded it laid bare how significant the disparities really were. Lack of viewership, sponsorship, media coverage, statistics, and wages are the common issues that come up but, with hindsight being 20/20, I realized that the lack of research on women’s…

Misogyny 101

Pour lire la version FRANÇAISE cliquer [ICI]. Oh the drama. If you don’t know what is going on with respect to the NWHL and Barstool, you can get caught up with Hemal Javeri’s piece [HERE]. It got worse this morning when Dave Portnoy, President of Barstool, posted his own hateful video. I will not re-post…

For the Growth of the Game: Addressing Racial Discrimination in Hockey Recap

Co-written by Brett Pardy, Madison Danford, and Martine Dennie On December 10th, the MacEwan University Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity held a virtual summit addressing racism in hockey. The event brought together people from academia, grass roots hockey organizations, the National Hockey Hockey League, and hockey media. Speakers included Harnaryan Singh, Play-by-Play Commentator,…

Players Against Hate Creates Reporting System for Racism

Last week, Players Against Hate (PAH) launched a database for reporting racist incidents in hockey. It is the first public database cataloguing racism in youth hockey. The fact that this kind of oversight and data gathering mechanism is new to hockey, is telling in and of itself. PAH received a grant from the Palmer Foundation…