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Jan. 3, 2018

DARTMOUTH   The Hockey Canada Foundation, through its Grassroots Initiatives program, is now offering an opportunity for minor/female hockey associations or community groups to apply for grants that support its mission to preserve, nurture and strengthen the bond between Canadians and hockey .

The Foundation’s Grassroots Initiative program will make available up to $10,000 to support the expansion of an existing accessibility initiative or to introduce a new initiative within the Western, Nova, and Halifax Regions of Hockey Nova Scotia.

The announcement of the recipient(s) will be made in conjunction with the 2018 Esso Cup being held in Bridgewater from April 22-28, 2018.

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The initiative should fall within the areas of our strategic priorities: 

 Enable: Removing barriers to the game
 Educate: Providing resources and tools to better equip kids, parents, and coaches
 Engage: Promoting nation - building, citizenship, mentorship, and community involvement

The project selected to achieve the initiative could include:

 Learn to skate program
 Equipment program
 Skill development program
 Introducing the game to newcomer
 Breaking down barriers to registration
 Increasing access to the game
 Recruitment and retention

Those applying for a grant should submit a letter including:

 The Minor Hockey Association’s contact information (including an individual and phone number to contact)
 A detailed summary of the in itiative they are seeking financial support for 
 A budget showing how that support would be used 
 The number of minor hockey players who would be positively impacted
 Names and contact information of potential attendees for a cheque presentation to be determined during the 2018 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship held in Bridgewater, NS, April 22 - 28, 2018
 Name and contact information of a HQ Branch r epresentative that can also attend the cheque presentation
 Report Completion (post program/initiative) in determining the impact of this grant for HCF reporting and stories

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 18, 2018. Applications can be submitted to Marjorie Heide, Stewardship & Prospect Research Specialist, Hockey Canada Foundation at

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