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Scotiabank is Supporting You Can Play with a $20,000 Donation to Promote Inclusion in Sport

Scotiabank is continuing its support of You Can Play with a $20,000 donation to support educational outreach to university and kids’ community hockey leagues through complementary LGBTQ+ inclusion in hockey workshops and resources.

To symbolize Scotiabank’s support of You Can Play and their work focused on inclusion in sport, You Can Play was presented with a Scotiabank Hockey Club jersey at the February 24, 2018, Toronto Maple Leafs game. The game celebrated the National Hockey League’s Hockey is for Everyone™ month and the work of You Can Play.

 “At Scotiabank we are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential both on and off the ice, a commitment shared by You Can Play,” said John Doig, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Champion of Pride at Scotiabank. “We applaud You Can Play for the important work they do to ensure everyone is included in sport. Through our support of the You Can Play LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Hockey Program, Scotiabank knows that important education will be provided to help coaches, administration and players create inclusive environments for all.”

"Scotiabank’s commitment to promoting inclusion both in the workplace and in sport is making an important difference across the country and we are honored to receive their generous support,” said Ryan Pettengill, Executive Director, You Can Play. With partners like Scotiabank, You Can Play can provide more programs and resources to make sport, and sports culture, more inclusive for all."