Hockey New Brunswick statement
Over the past several months, there has been growing concern about hockey culture and the sport’s governance in Canada. Hockey New Brunswick (HNB) understands the concerns raised by our membership and others across the country and we are taking steps to address them.
HNB, as the provincial governing body for hockey, is firmly committed to driving the sport’s cultural change. As an organization, we are actively working to create educational opportunities for our membership. We have engaged subject matter experts on the topics of sexual violence, masculinity, maltreatment, and discrimination. We are promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and incorporating these important values across the organization. These are crucial first steps. We will continue to seek out additional opportunities to address issues that are prevalent across the sport.
HNB continues to await the results of the independent governance review of Hockey Canada undertaken by the Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C., which will provide recommendations about that organization and inform HNB’s next steps. While the review is being undertaken, Hockey New Brunswick will not be paying it’s $3 per player participant assessment fee to Hockey Canada.
HNB is committed to serving its membership, and we are focused on delivering upon our mission of being a leader in developing positive lifestyle, inclusive communities, and opportunities through hockey.