Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London

Headline Speaker Series #2: The Scandal(s) of Hockey Canada Uncovered

Thursday, October 18, 2023

Speakers: Laura Robinson, Investigative Journalist, and Kate Bahen, Charity Intelligence Canada
Proceeds go to Growing Chefs! Ontario

Speaker: Laura Robinson is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author who has reported on sexual abuse as well as racial and sexual discrimination in Canadian sports for three decades. She is the author of the book, Crossing the Line: Sexual Assault in Canada’s National Sport.

Speaker: Kate Bahen is the Managing Director of Charity Intelligence, an organization that researches Canadian charities for donors to be informed and give intelligently. Free reports on 800+ Canadian charities can be found on their website, as well as in-depth primers on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer, and homelessness. Charity Intelligence aims to assist Canada’s dynamic charitable sector in being more transparent, accountable and focused on results.

Whether you follow sports or not, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t heard about the scandals attached to Hockey Canada. The second installment of the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London’s Headliners Speaker’s Series delves into the story behind the scandals.

In September 2022, investigative journalist Laura Robinson was featured on The Fifth Estate’s episode, “On Thin Ice”, which examined her pursuit of the truth about Hockey Canada’s dealings with junior players. Laura will present what she uncovered and how this scandal has evolved. 

Kate Bahen testified before Parliament’s Heritage Committee on “Safe Sports” in January 2023. Kate will share with us what she told the committee, the substance of which was also aired in January on a follow-up episode of The Fifth Estate.

Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London raises funds to support local children, youth and family initiatives. Proceeds from the Series 2 event will go to Growing Chefs! Ontario, a London-based organization that creates and provides programming for schools, children, youth and families to get kids and communities excited about healthy, wholesome food. Over 75,000 children and youth across London and area have participated to date. They believe that every young person deserves to learn about food. Learn more at

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