RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted from Hockey Alberta member organizations for the Local Hockey Leaders EDI Grant program.
The Local Hockey Leaders EDI Grant program provides up to $5,000 in funding towards general EDI fundamentals training, or for a specific awareness and education project proposed by the Member.
"This exciting new grant opportunity is a key part of Hockey Alberta's strategic objectives towards working with our local hockey leaders across the province to foster more equitable, diverse and inclusive organizations," said Rob Litwinski, CEO of Hockey Alberta. "Being able to announce the grant on November 4, as part of Hockey Alberta's second annual Maltreatment Awareness 11.4 Day is very fitting, as we focus on ensuring we have a safe sport environment - free of racism, discrimination, harassment and bullying for all participants.
The Local Hockey Leaders EDI Grant program is available through the support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, NHL Legacy Project, and Rogers.
Application deadline is January 8 with grant recipients being announced by the end of January. Full details, and the application form, are available on the Hockey Alberta website.
Successful applicants will be required to activate and complete their program and utilize their funding by June 30.