Canada Soccer Association

Canada Soccer Nation Inside

COVID-19 Updates | National Teams | Coaches | Referees | Member Associations and Clubs | Players, Fans, Supporters

Canada Soccer Nation celebrates the best of our country and our sport when we unite as players, coaches, referees, volunteers, and fans on and off the pitch.

Not being on the pitch means we are all playing an important role to curb the spread of COVID-19. Off the pitch and in our homes, we continue to stay connected through our game with all of the great photos and videos being shared. Canada Soccer wants to help keep all of us connected by bringing the sport to Canadians in their homes through Canada Soccer Nation Inside which will include online education, National Team player features and access, grassroots activities and digital engagement.

No one knows when we will be back on the pitch, but until then we ask you to stay safe and join us as we kick off Canada Soccer Nation Inside.

COVID-19 Updates

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer indefinitely. READ MORE

Canada Soccer continues to echo the messages of relevant public health authorities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. On Twitter, Canada Soccer has built a list of relevant Public Health officials that you can follow to get the last up-to-the-moment updates on how to deal with the ongoing pandemic. Follow our COVID-19 list here.

National Teams

Canada Soccer presents a Men’s EXCEL ‘101’ webinar led by Mauro Biello (Men’s National Team Assistant Coach and Men’s EXCEL U-18 to U-23 Program Director) and Andrew Olivieri (Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director) who will provide knowledge and insights to the National EXCEL Tactical Framework. This session will be delivered in French and features content consistent with the English ‘EXCEL 101 & 102’ webinars presented earlier this year.

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The #CANWNT webinar series, developed as part of the Canada Soccer Nation Inside initiative, was led by Women’s National Team legends Rhian Wilkinson & Robyn Gayle. The five webinars in the series explored a range of topics featuring players and staff of Canada Soccer's Women's National Team who provided insight into experiences and the unique culture that has defined a program which reached the podium in back-to-back Summer Olympic Games.

Catch-up on earlier episodes of the Inside #CANWNT webinar series.


As part of its Safe Sport Roster, Canada Soccer has made coach education courses from the Respect Group and through the Coaching Association of Canada requisite to coaching a grassroots team under its Club Licensing Program. As part of Canada Soccer Nation Inside, Canada Soccer and its Member Associations have rolled-out online training opportunities for coaches to take to prepare for the season when it resumes.

Coaches wishing to enroll in Community Stream courses should follow their home province's Member Association coach education link below:

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Canada Soccer's Referee Department has developed a series of webinars featuring engaging and accessible content for the entire soccer community.

On Saturday June 20, "Explanation of the latest modifications to the Laws of the Game", Part 2 will have a focus on Handball and Offside rules. In addition, the webinar will offer a general Q&A session with the participating panelists, covering all aspects of Refereeing and interpretation and enforcement of the Laws of Game. The session will feature insight and examples from some of Canada's most experienced referees including FIFA Instructor Michelle Pye, Canada Soccer FIFA Referees Carol Anne Chenard, Dave Gantar, Myriam Marcotte and Canada Soccer FIFA Assistant Referee Chris Wattam.

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Canada Soccer's Referee Department has made public their home workout for its National List of Officials to provide aspiring referees - or anyone - with a training regime during these physical distancing measures. In addition, a number of Member Association Referee Development Departments will be empowered to deliver online referee courses. Details to follow.

Member Associations and Clubs

Relevant, timely updates from Canada Soccer's 13 Member Associations and Professional Clubs and League in membership are also available via Twitter lists.

Follow our Member Association list here, and our Professional League and Clubs in Membership list here.

Players, Fans, Supporters

We see you. We're enjoying your #Stayathome challenge, your toilet paper juggling skills, and are inspired by your resolve to stay active during these trying times. To support these efforts, Canada Soccer Nation Inside is kicking off a new social campaign to help keep players, fans, and supporters engaged. Check out Canada Soccer on Twitter (@CanadaSoccerEN), Instagram (@CanadaSoccer), and Facebook ( for all the latest social content as we show the rest of the country, and the world, what Canada Soccer Nation Inside looks like.






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