Field Hockey Canada > Stick Together programs successfully running in Vancouver and Ottawa

Canada Sport for All Initiative providing barrier-free access to hockey

In the fall of 2022, Field Hockey Canada, in conjunction with Canada Sport for All (CSAI), launched the Stick Together initiative. The Stick Together project seeks to remove barriers and increase sport participation rates for underrepresented groups in field hockey. Equity-deserving groups include Indigenous peoples, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQQIA+, people with low income and newcomers. The purpose of Stick Together is simple: to increase participation and retention in field hockey.


The Stick Together grant supports the creation or continuing progress of projects that specifically target these equity-deserving groups. Any one project can receive up to a maximum of $15,000 (depending on the total number of final applicants) to a total amount of $65,000 will be disbursed in year one of Stick Together.

Nepean Field Hockey offering free field hockey programming for indigenous youth

The Nepean Field Hockey Club is offering a pilot project, supported by the CSAI and Stick Together grant, that will provide free field hockey programming to indigenous youth in the Ottawa area. The program’s focus is on inclusion, fun and participation and will introduce the sport to youth aged 8-13.

The program is not only providing free sport-education but also transportation and access to equipment. To learn more about the Nepean Field Hockey Club’s indigenous youth programming, visit the website or email

The Nepean Nighthawks Field Hockey Club was founded in 2002 as an evening women’s team in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2007 the Club introduced a junior program and the rest is history! The club offers a full range of opportunities for women, men, girls, and boys to enjoy the sport at all levels of play. Learn More.

Nepean Field Hockey Club works with Indigenous youth in Ottawa.

Vancouver Hawks providing field hockey programs for elementary schools

The Vancouver Hawks Stick Together project is focussed around youth development and access to support. The club is going into Greater Vancouver elementary schools and offering K-7 introduction to field hockey.

The goal behind the project is to provide thousands of youth access to field hockey, further develop their physical literacy and be inspired by coaches and community role models. The schools are getting access to the program for free with the sport of CSAI and Field Hockey Canada. The program will centre around schools in East Vancouver neighbourhoods, where families and children have less access to affordable community programming.

Founded in 1895 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club offers a full range of opportunities for men, women, boys and girls to enjoy field hockey at all levels of play. Learn More.

Vancouver Hawks leading a school program at Lord Nelson Elementary School in East Vancouver. 

From grass roots to high performance, Field Hockey Canada is working to develop and strengthen field hockey across the country. Approximately 18,000 field hockey players across the country dedicate themselves to the sport at all levels, from community hockey to high performance. Their dedication and pursuit of excellence, along with the tireless work from coaches, officials, and all volunteers, makes for a Canadian field hockey community as strong as it has ever been. Field Hockey Canada serves this community through education, events, pathway opportunities and celebrations. Our service reaches coaches, umpires, officials, clubs, schools, universities and provinces.