Le Sommet du hockey féminin

To read the English version click [HERE]. Par Barbara Ravel Le samedi 19 juin 2021, « c’est plus d’une soixante d’intervenants, de bénévoles, d’entraîneurs et de joueuses qui ont pris part au premier Sommet du hockey féminin. Durant cette journée de discussions, plusieurs constats et observations ont été faits avec l’objectif d’amener notre sport à développer…

Hockey Nova Scotia Releases Diversity and Inclusion Report

On May 12, 2021, Hockey Nova Scotia released its Diversity & Inclusion Task Force: Final report & recommendations. The Task Force was created in December 2019 after Logan Prosper (We’koqma’k First Nation) received racist comments at a minor hockey game. To their credit, Hockey Nova Scotia moved quickly to try to make sure that what…

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…

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…

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…