Hockey Nova Scotia provides Minor Hockey Registration Financial Assistance
One of the greatest challenges for under-represented communities getting involved in hockey – as identified by the Hockey Nova Scotia Diversity and Inclusion Task Force – is the cost associated with participating in the sport. The Task Force recognizes that, although access to programs can be helpful, continued participation in hockey for many under-represented communities requires additional supports.
Through its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Hockey Nova Scotia established the Minor Hockey Registration Fee Supports Initiative to address this issue head on. The initiative was created to reimburse part of the minor hockey registration fees for graduates of the Black Youth Ice Hockey Program who move on to register in minor hockey for the 2022-2023 hockey season. Every young Nova Scotian who loves Canada’s national sport deserves a chance to take part, play the game, feel like they’re a part of something bigger.
The Black Youth Ice Hockey program is an 18-week ice hockey development program designed to help Black youth develop ice hockey skills to prepare them to transition to minor hockey the following year – building greater diversity and inclusion in the sport. The program is led by community coaches certified under the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The program also features an informal junior coaching mentorship initiative that encourages diversity and inclusion in the coaching ranks.
If your child:
- Was affiliated and/or has graduated from the Black Youth Ice Hockey Program
- Is now registered in minor hockey within Nova Scotia
- Is of African descent
Then you are eligible to apply for minor hockey registration fee supports on their behalf. If you wish to register your child for BYIH, you can do so HERE. Full program details are on the Black Ice Society website HERE.
The application deadline is November 1, 2022. If the application for your child is successful, you will be notified by the end of November. This support is available annually and 25-30 spots are available. You can apply for minor hockey fees supports HERE.