2020 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship: Legacy Development Project

The International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Women’s World Championship tournament is the most significant women’s hockey event outside of the Winter Olympic Games. International events like this are often considered to bring benefits to the local sport community; however, research has systematically demonstrated that hosting alone will not guarantee a legacy. In order to deliver sport development and participation related benefits, host organizations must engage in extensive planning to leverage the event and incorporate hosting into an integrated strategy that matches identified and existing needs. This project will develop, along with partners Hockey Nova Scotia and Hockey Canada, a plan to help identify potential legacy initiatives, collaborate with stakeholders on leveraging legacy-related interventions, and to evaluate the impact of hosting the 2020 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on the development of ice hockey for women and girls in Nova Scotia.

Faculty Supervisor:

Andrea Bundon


Caitlin Pentifallo Gadd





Arts, entertainment and recreation


University of British Columbia



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