Here at Impact, we are very committed to operating in a socially responsible manner. Every year, we make charitable donations, participate in galas, and volunteer our time as a team to non-profit organizations and charities. An organization that is very close to our heart is the Impact Hockey League, a business executive hockey league that supports underprivileged Canadians with a focus on children’s health and wellness, and homelessness across all ages. Be sure to be on the lookout as we share our involvement with these organizations on social media.
Impact Hockey League Aligns with Hockey Helps The Homeless
In 1996, HHTH was born from a simple idea – use hockey to help Canada’s most needy. HHTH hosts charity hockey Tournaments from coast-to-coast raising more than $16,000,000 since 1996 for local homeless support agencies. HHTH is the largest sole funder of homelessness programs in Canada. HHTH believes as does the IHL that every Canadian should have a place to call home and the supports they need to not only survive but thrive.
Last year the Impact Hockey League (IHL) aligned with Hockey Helps The Homeless (“HHTH”) and participated in their Inaugural Mississauga Tournament on February 22nd, 2019.
The Impact Hockey League introduced four teams into this event and was able to fundraise $75,059. They were joined by former NHL pros Ethan Moreau, Todd Warriner, Shayne Corson, and Scott Walker.
Total net proceeds from the 2019 HHTH Mississauga Tournament of $75,000 have gone directly towards Raising the Roof and their RESIDE program which renovated and repurposed an otherwise vacant home to house young women with disabilities who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
On February 28th, 2020 HHTH will be making a return to the area under the name HHTH Peel Region. HHTH is excited to announce that this year the event will be hosted at the home of the IHL the CAA Centre in Brampton. The IHL is putting in 7 teams this year!
Two new partner beneficiaries have been identified who will divide the net proceeds from the 2020 HHTH Tournament.
HHTH IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH ARMAGH & REGENERATION OUTREACH TO HELP END THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS.
Armagh provides safe and transitional housing to women who are escaping abuse and provides them with a place to live for an extended period of time. In addition to having nine fully-furnished apartment units on their property, they also offer a number of supports to both the women and children staying with them including: trauma counselling, life skills training, referral programs to other services, and many more.
Net tournament proceeds will ensure that Armagh is able to continue to help women and break the cycle of domestic violence by funding direct program expenses, and increase the range of supports offered to their guests.
Regeneration Outreach serves those living in extreme poverty, at-risk of, or experiencing homelessness in a safe and caring environment.
Their Food Rescue and Distribution Program prevents food waste in Brampton and the surrounding areas by rescuing and using food that would have otherwise been thrown out by grocery stores and restaurants. The ultimate goal of this program is not only to decrease waste, but to increase food stability in their community. To date, they have rescued over 500,000 lbs of food since the program started three years ago. Your funding will go towards expanding this program so Regeneration can rescue even more food and increase their support in the community.
In closing the Impact Hockey League is excited with its continued growth with Hockey Helps The Homeless.
If you wish to donate to this great cause, you can donate to our founder’s personal page here.