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Toronto FC’s treble named Canada Soccer 2017 Moments campaign winner

Posted on 17 January 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

An historic season from Toronto FC, who had a record setting regular season on the way to the 2017 Canadian Championship crown, a Major League Soccer Supporter’s Shield, and MLS Cup Finals victory and, has earned the club the 2017 Canada Soccer Moments title.Champions #canchamp #TFCLive pic.tw More

Canadian Premier League set to kick off in 2019

Posted on 10 January 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

The Canadian Premier League received unanimous support to join Canada Soccer’s membership along with founding clubs Winnipeg Football Club and Hamilton Football Club, at the organization’s Annual Meeting of the Members in May 2017. The league announced last week that they will kick off i More

Nicolle named to Canada Soccer Board of Directors

Posted on 2 October 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Director-Elect for Ontario More

Deadline extended - Canada Soccer looking for one (1) Elected Director from Ontario to serve on the Board of Directors commencing immediately

Posted on 12 August 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The current call for nominations is for the following Board position: One (1) Elected Director (term ending in May 2020) one (1) from Ontario Further details are available in the Call for Nominations document available in the Governance section of this website. Deadline for appl More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Nominations Committee

Posted on 13 July 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer) is seeking to recruit two (2) qualified candidates to serve as an independent member of the Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors. The individuals must be able to demonstrate that they have professional, personal or other contacts within the More

Canada Soccer announces TSN and RDS as official broadcast partners

Posted on 30 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The live coverage kicks off this June with Canada Soccer’s trio of Summer of Soccer international matches over a six-day period More

Canada Soccer enters new era with approval of Canadian Premier League

Posted on 6 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Membership unanimously supports 2026 FIFA World Cup™ bid More

Steve Reed elected President of Canada Soccer

Posted on 6 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's 34th President More

Canada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs Analysis

Posted on 22 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALCanada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs AnalysisCanada Soccer is currently seeking a consultant to undertake an analysis of our information technology and digital infrastructure.Deliverable: Present a current-state assessment and produce a 5-yea More

Saskatchewan Soccer approves academy membership

Posted on 20 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Saskatchewan Soccer Associate (SSA) broke new ground on Saturday when its membership moved to approve acceptance of private soccer academies as full, regular members of the Association, alongside traditional youth soccer clubs and associations. The SSA is the first jurisdiction in Canada to formally More

CanadaRED contest winners to attend matches in Winnipeg, Toronto

Posted on 2 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

CanadaRED contest More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 1 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Statement from Canada Soccer re: Director, High Performance More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2017

Posted on 24 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The current call for nominations is for the following Board positions: One (1) President (three-year term) Two (2) Elected Directors (three-year term) one (1) from Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Nunavut and one (1) from Ontario Two (2) Independent Directors (three-year term More

Canada Soccer Request for Information (RFI) for a new digital platform

Posted on 14 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Development of web platform for Canada Soccer request for information More

Canada Soccer Announces New Roles and Expanded Positions in Technical Department

Posted on 24 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Hiring and expansion of several roles within the Technical Department More

Canadian content focus leads to first Generation adidas Canada MLS signings

Posted on 4 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer congratulates the first-ever Generation adidas Canada signings, Men’s EXCEL Program players Shamit Shome and Adonijah Reid. More

MLS Announces Collaboration with Canada Soccer on Youth Development Initiatives

Posted on 30 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

MLS, Canada Soccer, and U.S. Soccer agree to amendment of parameters determining the international status of players on MLS club rosters More

Canada Soccer makes equipment donation to Fort McMurray

Posted on 8 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is supporting Fort McMurray’s commitment to keeping Northern Strong More

Canada Soccer partners to build three mini-pitches in MLS cities

Posted on 7 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

20 for 20 mini-pitches in BC, ON, QC More

Canada 2015 ranked second on Global Sports Index

Posted on 5 October 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Second on the Global Sports Index More

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Canada Soccer’s Disciplinary Committee has announced that Canadian Premier League team Forge FC’s Captain Kyle Bekker has been suspended for two matches and fined an undisclosed amount related to an incident in the CanPL opening match held 27 April at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON.

Based upon a review of the incident by Canada Soccer's independent judicial body, the player was charged with misconduct as per the Canada Soccer Disciplinary Code. Bekker will miss the games on 8 and 12 May 2019.

Canada Soccer is responsible for all disciplinary matters in Canada including the Canadian Premier League, Canadian Championship and all other domestic championships.
 

At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members in Québec City, Canada Soccer’s membership unanimously supported a suite of programs and initiatives that contribute to safe, fun and welcoming environments for everyone involved in the game.
 
The Canada Soccer Safe Sport Roster combines the benefits of mandatory certification for all coaches, a sophisticated Club Licensing Program, National Soccer Registry, Whistleblower Policy and Hotline, Code of Conduct and Ethics, and concussion protocols to create the best possible conditions for players, coaches, referees and administrators.
 
“The Canada Soccer Safe Sport Roster represents the continuation of a long-term commitment to making our sport as safe and enjoyable as we possibly can for all our participants,” said Canada Soccer President Steven Reed. “We’re seeing an unprecedented movement in this country that’s affecting the entire sport system. For soccer, this is a good start, and we’re committed to working closely with our membership and all stakeholders to deliver on all the components of the Safe Sport Roster.”
 
At the heart of the Canada Soccer Safe Sport Roster are mandatory certification requirements for every coach in the country. These include training appropriate for the age and stage of the players, specified courses offered through the Coaching Association of Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program, online Respect in Sport training, and adopting the requirements of the Responsible Coaching Movement.
 
“This is a strong signal from the country’s soccer leaders that the safety, enjoyment and development of our athletes is paramount,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “It recognizes that there is more that needs to be done to ensure safe sport experiences for all participants, no matter the age, level of play or community. Making sport safer is more than just the right thing to do, it’s the only thing to do.”
 
“Minimum standards for coach training are absolutely essential to creating a safe environment for players,” said Jason deVos, Canada Soccer’s Director of Development. “We have a responsibility to ensure that investments are made by all member associations to help our coaches achieve those standards.” 
 
Other initiatives include an expanded Club Licensing Program that provides a set of minimum standards for soccer experiences everywhere in the country, an education program to address abuse of referees, and a National Soccer Registry to track data related to player registration, development and safety.
 
Player safety is being further enhanced through nationwide implementation of concussion protocols.
 
“From my perspective as a pediatric neurologist, soccer in Canada has never been safer,” said Dr. Kevin Gordon, Member of Canada Soccer’s Sport Medicine Committee and a leading child neurologist. “Canada Soccer has put in place the gold standard for concussion protocols to prevent head injuries and to manage them as effectively as we can when they do occur.”
 
In addition to working with all member associations, Canada Soccer is committed to collaborating with other leading National and Multi-Sport Organizations towards making the entire sport system safer for all participants.  
 
Additional information about the Safe Sport Roster is provided in the Backgrounder.

Canada Soccer proudly welcomes the launch of the Canadian Premier League to Canada’s sporting landscape with the Inaugural Match played today in Hamilton, Ontario. Canada’s newly-established professional soccer league features seven clubs from coast to coast across Canada.

“Congratulations to the Canadian Premier League and the seven member clubs on the launch of the inaugural season,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President, who will attend the Inaugural Match in Hamilton and participate in the Opening Ceremonies. “With the official kick off across the country, our players, coaches, referees and fans have a league that celebrates Canadian soccer. This league and our clubs are part of our Canada Soccer Pathway that provides expanded professional opportunities for aspiring footballers across Canada.”

Over the course of the inaugural season, the seven Canadian soccer clubs will each play 28 league matches, with 10 matches each in the Spring segment from 27 April to 1 July and then 18 more matches in the Fall segment from 6 July to 19 October. The winners of each segment will advance to the league’s championship match.

Alongside the Canadian Premier League schedule, all seven clubs will also participate in the 2019 Canadian Championship from 15 May to 25 September. Now in its 12th season, Canada Soccer’s expanded Canadian Championship features 13 Canadian clubs across five rounds and 24 matches. The winner of the Canadian Championship wins the Voyageurs Cup and qualifies for the 2020 edition of Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

In May 2017 at Canada Soccer’s Annual Meeting of the Members, the Canadian Premier League officially became a League in Membership. For the inaugural 2019 season, the Canadian Premier League will feature seven teams: Pacific FC from Vancouver Island, British Columbia; Cavalry FC from Calgary, Alberta; FC Edmonton from Alberta; Valour FC from Winnipeg, Manitoba; Forge FC from Hamilton, Ontario; York9 FC from Ontario; and HFX Wanderers FC from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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