SEMI Hockey is dedicated to welcoming EVERYONE to our Hockey Community. Our organization strongly supports initiatives to remove racism and prejudice from our game. Hockey is a sport that can be a great community builder and our game needs to continue to find ways to welcome all people, of any age, to enjoy the sport. We support rules that enforce Zero Tolerance for abuse of any kind on or off the ice. We will continue to increase our education to coaches, players and parents about the importance of inclusion and diversity.

If you would like to learn more:

https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/news/2020-news-statement-on-racism

Below are some educational resources that parents can use to discuss diversity with their young hockey players.

How to teach kids about race

Start a conversation with kids about race

5 ways to teach your kids about race and cultural diversity

A guide by age for talking to kids about race

Lessons from the playground in diversity

Research-based evidence in teaching kids not to be racist

Talking to kids about race

Raising white kids in a multicultural world