Difficult conversations regarding hockey's 'toxic masculinity' continue at summit

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'The conference’s main focus was toxic masculinity and how it leads to other forms of discrimination in hockey, including racism, sexism, and homophobia. Fowler also presented findings about how young minor hockey players are when they first learn to adopt the locker room “code of silence” and how Canada’s pioneer and colonialist history have shaped the sport.

Hockey Canada board chair Hugh Fraser, former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy (now an advocate for safe sport), NHLPA agent Bayne Pettinger, Vancouver Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay and others shared their experiences with hockey culture and toxic masculinity.

Federal sports minister Carla Qualtrough spoke as well. Most levels of the sport, including the NHL, PWHL, IIHF, and CHL were represented at the two-day event, along with all 13 provincial and territorial governing bodies.'

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