Tom Hedican

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Tom Hedican is well-known professional goaltending consultant who founded the internationally recognized Coach4Food program; Hedican provides his professional coaching skills to youth teams in exchange for food drives for local food banks. Since it’s inception in 2005,Coach4Food has grown significantly and is now partnered with Ontario Hockey League's Shutout Hunger Program, and is spread to 18 communities with OHL teams. This year, the program will eclipse the 1 million-pound mark of food donated, more than 500,000 pounds of food has been raised in North Bay. In 2014, Hedican was named Honorary Colonel of 51 Squadron, 22 Wing, North Bay, one of the highest honours a civilian can receive from Canada’s military.

Hedican received an honorary doctorate of Education on June 11, 2015.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Tom Hedican