Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS)

The Program 

Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer-driven charity that uses the game of hockey to teach life-skills and empower Canada’s marginalized youth. For over 17 years HEROS has engaged over 6000 boys and girls. HEROS provides all programming FREE for our most vulnerable youth by providing a 'Team for life' culture, celebrating their first goal on the ice and assisting in their dreams off the ice.

By providing a safe and stable environment for young people to succeed, connect and learn, HEROS guides its participants to become constructive citizens within their communities. As long as our HEROS stay in school, financial assistance is available for them to pursue minor hockey which might not be financially possible otherwise. We also support our HEROS beyond secondary school and now have HEROS attending a variety of post-secondary institutions across Canada.

CSSC Involvement

A couple CSSC staffers have volunteered with HEROs for several years now, and due to their passion for the program the CSSC chose this organization as out main charity for 2017-2019. After a couple brainstorming sessions, the ‘big boss’ agreeing to staff volunteering during business hours time each Tuesday afternoon, the CSSC would donate all Drop-in proceeds to HEROS. The CSSC is delighted to support such a like-minded organization that makes Calgarians lives a little more fun, healthy, and social, kids and adults alike.