The Carnegie Initiative Summit 2023 in Toronto (the “CI Summit”) built on a foundation forged in Boston in early 2022 with the 2nd annual gathering of thought leaders, industry titans and grassroots champions from across the hockey world. The weekend event drove meaningful, scalable, inclusive impact by amplifying the work of changemakers in hockey. The CI Summit is proud and honored to have hosted this prestigious gathering in Canada’s largest market with the support of many corporate, media, and government leaders.

Event Highlights:

Kimberly Davis, NHL Senior Executive Vice President; The Hon. Hugh L. Fraser, Hockey Canada Chair; Daniel Larson, Team Trans Ice Hockey Founder; Ajay Rai, GTHL Player. Moderator: Donnovan Bennett, Sportsnet

Marco DiBuono, Canadian Tire Jumpstart President; Moezine Hasham, Hockey 4 Youth Founder and Executive Director; Brock McGillis*, LBGTQ+ Advocate; Anthony Stewart, Hockey Equality Chairman and Retired NHL Player. Moderator: Mari Horita, Seattle Kraken Senior Vice President, Social Impact & Government Relations 

The CI’s Grant Recipients report on their winning proposals and the work ahead of them and others in the academic arena: Grant Recipients: Dr. Richard Norman Toronto Metropolitan University, Dr. Cheri Bradish Toronto Metropolitan University and Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, University of Toronto; Dr. Nicole Melton and Dr. Ted Fay UMass-Amherst; Katie Cheesbrough and Samantha Rogers, Relate Social Capital, Scott Oakman Executive Director & COO, GTHL “ –The CI Index” 

Marian Jacko, Hockey Canada Board Member and Little Native Hockey League President; Zarmina Nekzai, The Hockey Girls of Kabul Founder; Dr. Courtney Szto, Queen’s University Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology; Kendall Boyd-Tyson, Seattle Kraken Senior Vice President Finance and Business Intelligence
Moderator: Shireen Ahmed, CBC Sports Senior Contributor

A Fireside Chat with The CI’s Co-Founders Bernice Carnegie and Bryant McBride

In attendance:

  • Leagues and governing bodies
  • NHL Club executives
  • Fellow like-minded sponsors and partners, looking to make a difference
  • Corporate decision makers (C-Suite, VP and Director level executives with budgets, brand stewards and more)
  • Sports media executives
  • Journalists and broadcasters
  • Government officials from the U.S. and Canada as well as foreign ambassadors
  • Grassroots hockey leaders (coaches and league/tournament organizers, and more)