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©2017 by Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada. 

ABOUT US

Our Vision & Mission

Here at Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada, we are committed to a single goal; enabling Canadian girls and women with disabilities to achieve long term participation and sporting excellence in sledge hockey with a sustainable program nationally.

Our mission is to contribute to the health and well-being of girls and women with disabilities by developing, promoting and providing opportunities to participate in the sport of sledge hockey from grassroots development to an elite level throughout Canada.  Through sport, develop an environment and attitude that promotes inclusion, collaboration, teamwork, self-efficacy, and gender parity, while educating and empowering girls and women.

OUR CORE VALUES

Teamwork
Building relationships and working together to develop the strengths and abilities of all individuals.

Encouragement

Believing in everyone’s abilities, recognizing the opportunity to improve and supporting each other to reach new goals. 

Accessibility
Creating safe, welcoming and inclusive environments without barriers.

Mentorship

Developing leaders through the sharing of knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to foster growth and development.   

Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada is guided by the following objectives and activities:

  1. Environment

    • To develop an environment conducive to increasing new and sustained participation in sledge hockey by females of all ages and abilities.

    • To enable females access to an environment where they make friends, learn how to play as part of a team, and get involved in competitive sport to contribute to their overall health and success throughout life.

    • To enhance the inclusion of females with disabilities in pre-existing community based sledge hockey programs.

    • To support key partners to develop and increase sustainable and accessible sledge hockey opportunities for females with disabilities.

  2. Sport Structure

    • To develop sledge hockey pathways for females with disabilities.

    • Ensure that the pathways and opportunities that already exist for females with disabilities in sledge hockey are identified.

    • Ensure that competitive opportunities for female athletes with disabilities are available.

    • Ensure that talented female athletes with disabilities are identified and their development supported.

  3. Training

    • Through skill development and knowledge translation, enable the disability and sporting community to effectively deliver sledge hockey programs for females with disabilities.

    • To source, provide and/or design high quality training programs for athletes and coaches to satisfy current and evolving training needs identified within the structure of IPC Ice Sledge Hockey programs.

  4. Empowerment

    • To empower females with disabilities to take a full and active role within sledge hockey.

    • To empower females with disabilities to participate in sports throughout life as part of the long term player development model such that they will live longer healthier lives.

    • To increase the number of females with disabilities with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to take a full and active role within any aspect of the sledge hockey industry.

  5. Education

    • To provide coaches and volunteers with education and training opportunities specific to females, disability and sport.

    • Ensure that females with disabilities have improved access to formal qualifications in sport.

  6. Media

    • To increase awareness and understanding of sledge hockey, sport and healthy activities for females with disabilities.

    • Raise the profile of sledge hockey, sport and healthy activities for females with disabilities in Canada.

BOARD MEMBERS

JANICE COULTER

President

JOSÉE

ROCHON

Vice President

STEVEN

LEHMAN

Treasurer

MELANIE

STONE

Secretary

ÉMILIE ROBITAILLE

Player Representative

LAYTON

MASON

Director at Large

ANDREW

HENRY

Director at Large

SUNNY

MA

Director at Large

SPENCER

COULTER

Director at Large

PEGGY 
ASSINCK

Director at Large

TARA 
CHISHOLM

Director at Large

Our board is made up of dedicated volunteers, passionate about progressing the development of women's sledge hockey and creating opportunities in sport for women and girls. Does this sound like you? Contact us for more information about how you can get involved with our organization.

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