Hockey Cares is a cultural exchange program created to foster positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada. Through a shared love of hockey, the program provides youth with the opportunity to play hockey, create friendships, and experience life in a new community. The youth build strong relationships with one another and make positive cross-cultural connections.
The upcoming 2023-2024 Hockey Cares Program will include youth from Oakville, ON and Attawapiskat, ON. The exchange will occur in Attawapiskat in Fall 2023 and Oakville in Spring/Summer 2024.
To be considered as a Hockey Cares participant, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Additionally, participants from southern communities must: