Hockey Helps the Homeless
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
6066 Thunderbird Blvd
Many of us dreamed of becoming professional hockey players when we were kids. Hockey Helps the Homeless tournaments are designed to let you realize that dream by treating you like a pro for a day. Over a hundred former NHL players have played in our tournaments over the past 17 years including greats like Mike Gartner, Laurie Boschman, Vincent Damphousse, Kris King and Kirk McLean.
The face of homelessness changes every day. 30 years ago, the homeless population was not nearly as visible as it is today and over 90% of the homeless were adult men. Today, it is estimated that there are between 150,000 and 300,000 homeless people in Canada, with children and young families making up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population — despite the fact that Canada ranks as one of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world.
Hockey Helps the Homeless doesn’t pretend to have all of the answers but we’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, get people talking and ask for support. We rely heavily on the experts: the charitable outreach organizations across Canada with whom we partner and whose mission it is to help end homelessness in our lifetime.