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Canada Soccer celebrates its North Star Rising at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members

Posted on 5 May 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members for Canada Soccer marked its North Star Rising reflecting on its collective goals as it enters a new era for the sport. The 2018 edition marked two firsts for Canada Soccer with the meeting having never before been held in the Territories and the introduct More

Canadian Premier League debuts league identity and inaugural branding in advance of the league’s kickoff in spring 2019

Posted on 26 April 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

Official branding kicks off a series of major announcements for Canada’s new professional soccer league over the coming weeks More

Canada Soccer statement re: Conacaf Women's Under-17 Championship

Posted on 23 April 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's Women's U-17 National Team and Canadian referees have all departed Nicaragua and are safely on their way back to Canada. Canada Soccer supports the decision of Concacaf to cancel the 2018 Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua and will continue to work with Con More

Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) – A New Sports Enterprise Now Represents Premier Soccer Properties in Canada

Posted on 28 March 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) announced today the launch of Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) – a new sports enterprise representing commercial assets and inventory for marquee soccer properties in Canada.Canadian Soccer Business debuts with a suite of top-tier national assets that comprise t More

Canada Soccer launches You are Canada Soccer campaign

Posted on 1 March 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

As the Leading a Soccer Nation Strategic Plan 2014-2018 chapter nears its completion, Canada Soccer has launched an engagement campaign designed to solicit feedback from the Canadian soccer public. The You are Canada Soccer (www.canadasoccer.com/you) initiative builds on the previous engagement More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2018

Posted on 30 January 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates for the Vice President and Director positions who are able to contribute to an Association that reflects the values of engagement, transparency, accountability and the many attributes of leading edge governance.Nominations are requested for t More

Canadian Premier League names Paul Beirne as President

Posted on 23 January 2018 in Canadian Soccer Association

Paul Beirne has been appointed President of the Canadian Premier League, the new domestic men’s professional soccer league that will debut in the spring of 2019.As President, Beirne will manage the day to day league operations of the Canadian Premier Leauge. His primary focus will be to ensure More

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

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The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Members for Canada Soccer marked its North Star Rising reflecting on its collective goals as it enters a new era for the sport.
 
The 2018 edition marked two firsts for Canada Soccer with the meeting having never before been held in the Territories and the introduction of two days of development workshops in advance that included the provincial and territorial members association’s Technical Directors along with Canada Soccer’s National Team and Development staff.
 
Canada Soccer's Annual Report – North Star Rising - was released as part of the meeting outlining the successful collaboration between Canada Soccer and its member provincial and territorial associations and professional club members as a Leading Soccer Nation. It can be viewed here.

Benchmarks for the past year included Canada Soccer's strong technical leadership, national team success and full alignment, acceptance into membership of the Canadian Premier League, and continued momentum to secure the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ as part of the United Bid with Mexico and the United States.

Elections for the Canada Soccer Board of Directors were held as part of the proceedings with Dr. Nick Bontis re-elected as Vice-President along with Charlie Cuzzetto as Director, British Columbia/Yukon, and Paul-Claude Bérubé as Director, Québec. 

New members were welcomed during the meeting with the Canadian Premier League taking an important step towards its Spring 2019 kick off with four additional professional clubs accepted for membership to Canada Soccer.  The four groups accepted for professional club membership represent Halifax, NS, York Region, ON, Calgary, AB and Port City, BC.  These four clubs now join Hamilton, ON and Winnipeg, MB who were previously approved as professional club members at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members.  It was at last year’s meeting that the Canadian Premier League was also accepted for membership to Canada Soccer by its members.  In total, there are now 11 professional clubs who hold Canada Soccer membership.
 
“It has been another landmark year for Canadian soccer as we continue to grow the game from coast to coast to coast with our North Star Rising now more than ever. We would like to thank the membership for their commitment and passion to ensure that as a collective we are a Leading Soccer Nation,” said Steven Reed, President, Canada Soccer.  “Today’s acceptance of four new professional clubs bringing the association to its highest ever total of 11 is a clear indication of the strength and potential for the game in our country”.
 
The meeting concluded with a show of unity for the 2026 United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States with the entire membership unanimously supporting the United Bid as it nears the final decision for the awarding of  the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ at the June 13 FIFA Congress in Moscow.  
 
Canada Soccer also announced that the location for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members will be Quebec City, QC.

 

 

 

The Canadian Premier League (CPL), Canada’s highly-anticipated professional men’s soccer league set to debut in Spring 2019, revealed today the league’s first emblem, visual identity and brand positioning.

Today’s league identity reveal kicks off a series of milestone announcements planned over the coming weeks – including officially naming CPL’s founding clubs for its inaugural season.

“The story of the Canadian Premier League begins today – and it starts with a coast-to-coast narrative that gives hope and a destination to the next generation of soccer players, coaches and supporters across this great country,” said David Clanachan, CPL Commissioner. “We are all so incredibly proud to share a vision and identity for our league and look forward to revealing key details on the founding clubs hitting the pitch for our inaugural 2019 season.”

The Story of the Canadian Premier League - Launch Manifesto

Canadian Premier League debuted a powerful new video manifesto that passionately outlines why Canada is ready for a premier soccer league of its own. The 90 second video showcases the authentic emotion of real Canadians who will be impacted by a professional soccer league for Canadians. This includes future players, club supporters, industry champions and Canadian Men’s National Team Head Coach, John Herdman.

The CPL Emblem Defined

The Canadian Premier League emblem tells the story of the Canadian soccer journey from club to community to country. Inspired by the North Star, the central icon acts as a guiding light for soccer in Canada. The star is surrounded by additional elements that make up Canada including the land, coasts, sky and a maple leaf.

The official colours in the logo – “Pitch Green”, “Sky Navy” and “Ocean Blue” – reflect our cultural mosaic as seen through the colours in the Northern Lights.

An honoured red version of the emblem will be used by the league and clubs during special occasions including Canada Day and when clubs play in the CONCACAF Champions League and Canadian Championship.

CPL worked with integrated marketing agency J. Walter Thompson Canada on all elements of the brand. Supporter groups across the country have played a meaningful and active role through every step of the creative process to accurately deliver on what soccer means to Canadians.

“The CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians and supporters have been integral every step of the way. They’ve helped shape the league’s identity through insight gathering discussions, feedback on early work, and even appearing in the launch video, making them part of the movement we’re creating,” said Ari Elkouby, VP, Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson Canada.

CPL will continue to partner with the creative agency to support the growth of soccer across Canada. 

“The passion and authentic voice from JWT’s creative team has been instrumental in bringing the first chapter of the CPL story to life,” said Roy Nasrallah, Vice President of Marketing for the CPL. “Our next steps will be dedicated to growing the momentum from coast to coast. This will include major club announcements, attracting new supporters, recruiting players, and spreading awareness of the league. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a soccer supporter in Canada.

About the Canadian Premier League

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s domestic men’s soccer league set to debut in spring 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, The CPL will bring professional soccer to communities across our great country.

For updates and more information, please go to CanPL.ca.

Connect with us on Twitter: @CPLsoccer and #CanPL

Canada Soccer's Women's U-17 National Team and Canadian referees have all departed Nicaragua and are safely on their way back to Canada. Canada Soccer supports the decision of Concacaf to cancel the 2018 Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship in Managua, Nicaragua and will continue to work with Concacaf to ensure that safety remains the priority.

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