Hockey Difference Makers to Feature in The Carnegie Initiative 2nd Annual Summit in Toronto, January 20-22, 2023

Hockey Difference Makers to Feature in The Carnegie Initiative 2nd Annual Summit in Toronto, January 20-22, 2023

Speakers will address broad inclusion and diversity issues and solutions in and around Hockey Day in Canada

(Toronto, Ontario and Boston, Mass. December 22, 2022)- Leaders from all levels of hockey will gather for The CI Summit, January 20-22, 2023, to discuss progress in changing the culture of hockey since last year’s event, and to recognize the work of trailblazers in the sport. The event will be held at iconic venues across Toronto including the Hockey Hall of Fame, Mattamy Arena (the former Maple Leaf Gardens) and Tiff Bell Lightbox. In addition to a limited number of onsite attendees, portions of The CI Summit will be livestreamed. For more details and registration information visit

“Working with The Carnegie Initiative is an experience I truly value,” said Co-Founder Bernice Carnegie. “This Summit is an opportunity to engage with forward-thinking leaders from around the world who understand the importance of taking responsibility both individually and collectively to affect positive change.”

The CI is proud to host this prestigious gathering on the same weekend as Hockey Day in Canada in the country’s largest market, with the support of many corporate, media, and government leaders.

“We are privileged and honored to do this important work with so many collaborative, intentional leaders,” said Co-Founder Bryant McBride. “Intentional inclusion is imperative to hockey and community growth – that is our purpose and compass.”

The CI Summit 2023 event highlights*:


  • Herb Carnegie Legacy Skate – Herbert Carnegie Centennial Centre, North York
  • Canadian Blind Hockey Carnegie Cup Game 1, and Disability Skills Competition – Presented by Air Canada, Mattamy Arena
  • Awards and Celebration at the Hockey Hall of Fame – A gala event from the cradle of the sport including the Herbert Carnegie Trailblazer Awards in partnership with Canadian Tire, The CI Lifetime Achievement Award presentation and much more.


  • All-day “Catalyst Conversations” panel discussions, notable keynote speakers, networking, and more, from TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens Hockey Night In Canada ‘watch party’ at legendary Real Sports, co-hosted by MLSE

*subject to change

Registration for this event is $77 (CAD).  Visit for more information on the event and travel accommodations or to register.


MISSION: Work to ensure that hockey is inclusive, supportive and welcoming to all. The Carnegie Initiative (The CI), named in honor of legendary hockey player and social justice pioneer Herb Carnegie, was created to ensure opportunity and access to hockey everywhere. Co-founded by Bernice Carnegie and Bryant McBride, and in conjunction with leading academic institutions, The CI aims to accelerate the work started by Herb Carnegie more than 50 years ago to make hockey more diverse and inclusive.

In short, with the help of our partners and supporters, The CI aims to change the culture of hockey.

Website: IG/Twitter: @carnegieinit

Contact: STEPHANIE J. GEOSITS/ CAN: +1 647 228 7667 and USA: +1 917 721 7667