Field Hockey Canada > Field Hockey Canada hosts second-ever online conference

Register for free for next week’s conference!

Field Hockey Canada is thrilled and excited to host a week of educational and engaging sessions aimed to develop and connect the Canadian hockey community.  

The week will kick off with an inspiring keynote address from CBC’s Marsha-Gaye Knight on Monday evening. From there, we have three days of exciting presentations from industry professionals and community champions.  


 Registration will remain open throughout the week. Please register now and share with your community. Visit our conference homepage to learn more about each presenter and their topics.


Tuesday May 3 – DAY 1 

Keynote – TBD

Morning session: Women in Sports

Time: 12pm PT  / 3pm ET

Presenters – Jenn Swagar, Mataya Jim, TBD

Inclusivity, recruitment, and retention. Field Hockey Canada invites the community to have a constructive and collaborative workshop led by industry professionals and hockey community members about how we can best include and keep women in sport at all levels. 

Afternoon Session: Community Roundtable 

Time: 2pm PT / 5pm ET  

Moderated by Field Hockey Canada Staff – Jenn Beagan, Grace Li, Hailey Yhap and Kevin Underhill 

Share and learn about field hockey experiences throughout the country via this roundtable discussion, where we will address two prominent topics that our community currently faces. 

Wednesday May 4 – DAY 2  

Morning Session: Community and Culture 

Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET 

Presenters: Sandeep Chopra & panellists (TBD)

Learn how culture plays a critical role in the field hockey community and what we can do to better enhance it to become a more open, inclusive and united sport. 

 Afternoon Session: Concussion Awareness and Education


Presenters: Kate Perry & Ayesha Koome 

Join our sport medical professional presenters in a discussion and workshop covering concussion safety in hockey. Increase your understanding of the concussion protocol and make sure everyone on the field is aware. 

Thursday May 5 – DAY 3 

Morning Session: Mental Wellness in Sport 

Time: 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

Presenter: Dr. Katy Kamkar 

Join the hockey community in a discussion about mental health and wellness from a sports perspective. Watch a presentation and engage in a workshop about mental wellness techniques and strategies for managing mental health challenges with your sport. 

Afternoon Session: The importance of umpiring and officiating in hockey 

Time: 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET

Presenter: Lelia Sacre 

The recruitment and retainment of officials and umpires is a critical challenge in the Canadian hockey community. Learn how can we, as a community, get more officials involved in the game and keep them involved. Hear from an international umpire and discuss the next steps for our national community. 


Field Hockey Canada is committed to activating the True Sport Principles, on and off the field of play, to help promote a safe, positive, inclusive sport environment. We believe that True Sport can unite and connect our stakeholders around a common belief – that good sport can make a great difference. We encourage all conference attendees to join True Sport to declare your commitment to values-based sport.