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.
We Stick Together
Stick Together is a project funded through the Government of Canada’s Community Sport for All Initiative (CSAI). Its purpose is to remove barriers and increase participation rates for underserved groups, as defined by the Government of Canada: Indigenous peoples, Black, 2SLGBTQQIA+, Low income, Newcomers, Racialized or Persons with a Disability.
The Government of Canada’s continued support to FHC’s work in this area enables field hockey communities across Canada to Stick Together and build on the work started last year in offering sport to underserved groups.
Field Hockey Canada leads the governance and delivery of Stick Together. In addition to development of the legacy tool and leading direct delivery in targeted communities across Canada, Field Hockey Canada is opening applications for local projects which meet the criteria, to apply and be part of this project. If your club, school, or hockey community is serving underserved communities and meets the criteria, Field Hockey Canada encourages you to apply. An independent panel will lead funding allocations and strict reporting requirements are in place.
If you would like to be part of Stick Together and help, bring hockey and sport to underserved groups in your region, please complete the below form to apply for funding.
Who Can Apply
To be eligible, you must be a community-level organization targeting one or more of the following underserved groups (as defined by the Government of Canada):
Apply today using the online application form below. You will be required to submit information about your project including budget and community outreach plans. Click for more details.
To access this fund your organization must either:
VANCOUVER HAWKS SCHOOLS PROGRAM PROMOTING COMMUNITY SPORT FOR ALL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
The Vancouver Hawks supported underserved Vancouver Eastside communities with access to field hockey during school hours. Coaches would bring all the equipment and a lesson plan and work with each class at an elementary school during the PE blocks of the week. The instruction ranged from standard physical literacy for the younger groups to game play and more technical skills with the older groups. The Hawks School Program successfully ran at 14 schools in Metro Vancouver and introduced field hockey to an estimated 6000 students between the ages of five and 12.
NEPEAN NIGHTHAWKS RUN BARRIER-FREE HOCKEY PROGRAM FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH
The Nepean Nighthawks Stick Together program started in January and offered free Saturday beginner indoor hockey programs to Indigenous youth. The registrants joined the existing beginner workshops every Saturday for hockey instruction, culminating in a tournament in March. The program included easy registration, free transportation, and equipment for the sessions. According to the program coordinator, the goal was to reduce barriers as much as possible. And with that, she feels like they reached a community in need of access to sport.