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Hockey Education Reaching Out Society

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What we do

The HEROS mission is to use the game of ice hockey to teach life-skills and empower marginalized youth. We provide free hockey programming for at risk children and youth, offering a safe and stable environment for them to grow, connect and succeed. All of our programs support a player’s life journey by focusing on the four HEROS behaviours: Listening, Respect, Discipline and Having Fun. 

These core values are implemented by our players in their everyday lives beyond the rink. Since launching in 2000, HEROS provided over 18,000 youth with personal growth opportunities through sport training, educational development, and bursaries; guiding them to become constructive citizens and future community leaders. 

HEROS strives to provide every participant with a “team for life”, connecting with our HEROS at the same time and place season after season, so even years after a HERO graduates they know where to find us when they need us. Once a HERO, Always a HERO.

How you can help


HEROS is always looking for volunteers who want to make an impact on young people through the game of hockey. Volunteer mentors drive our programming, providing a safe and inclusive environment where players can develop positive relationships with their mentors and teammates. HEROS volunteer opportunities include both on and off-ice roles, from being a mentor for our players and assisting with program delivery, to helping with administrative work and processes. We’d love to have you as part of the HEROS team!


By donating to HEROS, you can support the marginalized youth in your community, removing the barriers that have kept them on the outside of sport looking in for the majority of their lives. This includes providing HEROS players with access to ice-time, transportation to and from the rink, equipment, healthy snacks, organized sessions with volunteer mentors, as well as access to personal and educational development opportunities. 

Events + fundraising

Community Events 

Support young people in your community by hosting a golf tournament, dinner, or by organizing a fundraiser at your office. HEROS has the tools you need to get started and can help you every step of the planning process! 

Be hero for a HERO – today and every day 

By becoming a monthly donor, you can ensure our players skates stay sharp throughout the entire season! A monthly gift is the perfect way to make a lasting impact on marginalized young people in your community. You can start contributing today at

Get in touch:

184-1857 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1M4

Year founded: 2000
Total revenue for last fiscal year: $680,116

Twitter: @heroshockey
Facebook: HEROS Hockey
Instagram: @heroshockey

Pam Ryan, Board Chair

Kevin Hodgson, Executive Director


  • Norm Flynn, Founder & President
  • Casey McCawley, Co-Founder, Board Member
  • Harnarayan Singh, Board Member
  • Barb Aidelbaum, Board Member
  • Jonathan Carter, Board Member
  • Kevin Klippenstein, Treasurer


Individual: 10%
Corporate donations: 20%
Other charities: 55%
Other sources: 15%