Introducing the Scotiabank First Game Program

This program provides Scotiabank clients who have moved to Canada within the last five years the opportunity to attend their first NHL game.

How we’re working to change the game

We believe Canada’s game should be for all Canadians. That’s why Scotiabank is on a mission to make hockey more diverse, more inclusive and more accessible for all. Through our sponsorships, partnerships and programs, Scotiabank is committed to realizing a better future for hockey.  

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

Since 2007 Scotiabank has been teaching young girls the value of teamwork, learning, growth and respect for all through the Girls HockeyFest program. No matter their experience level, girls 7-14 years old have the opportunity to participate in on-ice drills, off-ice training, and a mentorship and education session from some of the top hockey players in Canada.

hockey for all: Year 1 program update 

Scotiabank is proud to help open up the game of hockey to all Canadians both financially and culturally. Learn more about how we’re helping to change the game by viewing the full hockey for all year 1 program update. 

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest 

To ensure access to hockey no matter their financial standing, we’re hosting free hockey clinics across Canada for young women, introducing them to inspirational role models, including Scotiabank Teammates, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Natalie Spooner.

Partners & programs

Future of Hockey Lab

To create, experience and test new ideas to help make hockey more welcoming and equitable, we’re partnering with Hockey Nova Scotia on the Future of Hockey Lab.

You Can Play 

To ensure safety and inclusion in hockey for LGBT+ athletes, coaches and fans, we’ve committed $120,000 over the next 3 years to You Can Play.

Volt Hockey

To ensure access to hockey for those with disabilities, we’ve partnered with Volt Hockey league to deliver fully accessible hockey programming.

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Culture Shift Tour

To ensure the game of hockey takes important strides to be a welcoming place, we’re partnering with Brock McGillis on his journey speaking to 100 high-school-aged minor hockey teams in 100 days across Canada.

Professional Women’s 
Hockey Players 
Association
 

To support the future of the women’s game, we’re partnering with the PWHPA to showcase the most talented players in North America, while inspiring the next generation through programs like Scotia Rising Teammates.

Hockey 4 Youth 

To ensure new Canadians are given the chance to play hockey, we’ve partnered with Hockey 4 Youth to deliver free hockey skills clinics for newcomers.

hockey for all sponsorship program


Scotiabank is committed to financially supporting community hockey teams, associations and organizations across the country. Through our hockey for all sponsorship program, we are helping fund organizations aligned with supporting Scotiabank’s mission of making hockey more diverse, inclusive and accessible for all.