Talk Today podcast interviews CHL president Dan MacKenzie

On the heels of a new fundraising partnership between CMHA Ontario’s Talk Today program and the Canadian Hockey League announced this week, a new episode of the Talk Today podcast features CHL president Dan MacKenzie.

As CHL president since 2019, MacKenzie has been an influential partner and supporter of the Talk Today program. Prior to his time leading the CHL, MacKenzie had 20 years of experience as a sports executive with the National Basketball Association (NBA) Canada and The Sports Network (TSN).

In the interview, podcasts co-hosts Alex Salomie and Justin Dickie ask MacKenzie about the new fundraising partnership, how mental health conversations in sports have shifted during his career, the importance he places on having mental health supports in place for CHL athletes, and much more.

The Talk Today podcast aims to spread mental health awareness in sports through conversations with athletes and others in the sports community who are passionate about mental health. Find the Talk Today podcast on your favourite podcast player here.

Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. Launched by CMHA Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League in 2014, Talk Today promotes the mental health of young athletes and spreads awareness of mental health throughout communities nationwide. Partnerships include the Canadian Hockey League, Canadian Junior Hockey League, Taekwondo Canada and other sports organizations across Canada. Learn more at