The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 to establish a memorial to those who have developed Canada's great winter sport -- ice hockey.
Incorporated in 1983, Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum ("HHFM") exists in order to honour and preserve the history of the game of ice hockey, and in particular, those who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the development of the game.
HHFM will collect, preserve, research, exhibit and promote all those objects, images and histories which are determined to be significant to the story of ice hockey in Canada, and throughout the world.
HHFM will carry out its exhibition activities both in its facility at Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place), Toronto and whenever permissible through outreach programs.
HHFM is a non-profit corporation without share capital and a Registered Charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
As a self-sufficient business entity, core operating revenues are generated from admissions, merchandise sales, venue rentals and related hospitality services, retail licensing, sponsorships and promotional licensing (including outreach exhibits), interactive concessions, photographic sales, archival services, memberships and the annual Induction Celebration. Since "core revenues" (including gate receipts, retail and venue rentals) generally account to offset core operating expenditures, "non-core revenues" from licensing of intellectual property and outreach programs are essential to HHFM's on-going growth and development (including HHFM's capacity to reinvest in new exhibit, acquisition and conservation programs).
HHFM collects and preserves objects and images connected with the game of hockey as it is played in Canada and throughout the world.
HHFM maintains an archive of documents and a library of books and periodicals relevant to the history and current development of hockey.
HHFM acts as the principal facility for research into the history of hockey.
HHFM develops and prepares exhibits and interpretive programs to inform guests about all facets of hockey.
HHFM develops and prepares outreach programs on hockey, including a variety of traveling exhibitions and a comprehensive multi-tiered education program, to reach a wider public.
HHFM's primary philanthropic activity is to promote, encourage and solicit "Gift in Kind" donations of artifacts, memorabilia and historic resource materials for the betterment of the museum/archives and the fulfillment of its corporate objects.
HHFM issues "Official Receipts for Income Tax Purposes" for (i) the fair market value of "Gift in Kind" donations of hockey artifacts, memorabilia and archival materials, (ii) unconditional gifts involving cash donations, and (iii) the allowable portion of the ticket price to attend the annual Induction Celebration.
HHFM supports the programs of other charitable organizations by providing special exhibits, use of facilities, project co-ordination and fundraising opportunities.
HHFM's support of other charities includes Canadian Special Olympics, Kids Help Phone, Ronald McDonald House, Canadian Spinal Research Organization and United Way.