Programs

We use mentor-based hockey programming to promote personal growth for marginalized youth across Canada. We believe hockey is for everyone, and have prided ourselves in developing our programs into positive and inclusive spaces for all players.

Hockey is what drives our players, but we measure our success both on and off the ice. To help our participants achieve their dreams beyond hockey we provide a varitey of learning and development opportunities.

  • Conflict resolution and healthy relationship building
  • Drug awareness and addiction prevention
  • First aid training
  • Financial literacy
  • Early literacy promotion
  • Hockey coaching and referee training
  • Volunteer and “give back” opportunities for youth participants in their communities
  • Physical literacy opportunities (fishing, golf, wakeboard/waterski)
  • Summer and spring hockey based programming
  • Vocational exploration, preparation, training and goal setting
  • Professional skills, such as resume writing, interviewing and personal presentation
  • Tours of local post secondary institutions, including application and preparation skills
  • Work experience placements

Our players come to us from our strong relationship with school boards across the country, who recommend youth who would benefit from our programs.

Future Stars

The Future Stars program introduces our youngest players to the game of hockey and the four HEROS behaviours: Listening, Respect, Discipline and Have Fun! 

  • Grades 4 – 8
  • Everything required to play hockey is provided completely free, including hockey gear, transportation, ice-time, off-ice support and snacks
  • Players form mentor relationships with volunteers and older HEROS All-Stars players 

All Stars

Our All Stars program includes players who have grown, developed and moved up from Future Stars, as well as new at risk youth participants looking for an opportunity to play hockey. Our focus is to introduce our older HEROS players to responsibility, respect and mentoring experiences that help prepare them for adulthood.

  • Includes school grades 8 and higher 
  • Everything required to play hockey is provided completely free, including hockey gear, transportation, ice-time, off-ice support and snacks 
  • Introduction to mentorship oppportunities with younger Future Stars players and life-skills training
  • We provide resources to our players to help set them up for success, including bursary opportunities, tutoring, work placements and mentoring

    For more information about
    Super HEROS, click here.

    For more information about
    HEROS International, click here.