, 2022-12-08 10:35:26,
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Canada’s women’s hockey team hopes to get fully funded
The Canadian women’s national hockey team issued an open letter to the Canadian company this week and launched its “Sticks In” campaign. The team hopes to “raise $1 million from corporate sponsors to invest in changing the systems within hockey so that for the first time in history we can fully fund a women’s national hockey team.”
Unlike the men’s national hockey team, the women’s program is not funded by Hockey Canada, and the team hopes that “women will have the same opportunities as men with disabilities.”
The letter, signed by Janice Coulter, president of the Canadian Women’s Para Hockey Club, Tara Chisholm, head coach of the Canadian Para Hockey Club and Tracy Arnold, a sports representative for the team, discussed recent and ongoing changes to the sport of hockey.
“The Parra Women’s Hockey in Canada is a symbol of what hockey can be,” the letter read.
The letter states that “Women with disabilities, especially those with intersectional identities across other marginalized groups, need to be more visible in our communities.”
“We believe hockey should represent diversity in Canada. Our national team is proud to say: We are disabled. We are women. We are bigger. We are non-binary. We are…
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