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May 8, 2019
Masters Provincial Championships
Canada U17 Men
Canada Soccer AMM
Special Call for Nominations
Match Official Mentors
LTOD Around the Province
Canada vs Mexico
Canada Women’s U-17
Gender Equity Article
OSCAR Updates
Board of Directors Expressions of Interest
OPDL Kick-Off
OASL Kick-Off
Inter-Provincial Competition
Ontario Cup Draw
Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast
Club Licensing
Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan video
2019-2021 Strategic Plan
Upcoming Events
Centre Circle Awards Reception
June 15, 2019

Annual Members Meeting
June 16, 2019

Ontario Cup Semis and Final (U18 and U21)
July 20-21, 2019

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Registration for Masters Provincial Championships closes today
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Registration for the Masters Provincial Championships (Men and Women) is now open and will close Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Winning teams from each of the Men’s and Women’s divisions will have the opportunity to represent Ontario at the National Championships in September.

Click here for more information on registers for the Masters.

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Canada advance to knock-out phase of CONCACAF Men’s U-17 championship
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Canada have booked their spot in the knock-out phase of the 2019 CONCACAF Men’s U-17 Championship after gaining six points to finish second in Group F.

Ontario’s Jayden Nelson netted three while his provincial counterpart Jacen Russell-Rowe scored twice in the opening three games.

Canada now faces Curacao in a Round of 16 match on May 9.

Click here for more information on the Canadian Men’s U-17 results.

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Canadian soccer leaders unanimously support Canada Soccer safe sport roster
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At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members in Quebec City, Canada Soccer’s membership unanimously supported a suite of programs and initiatives that contribute to safe, fun and welcoming environments involved in the game.

The Canada Soccer Safe Sport Radar 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.

Click here for more information on the Canada Soccer AMM.

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Special Call for Nominations
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The Nominations Committee has received no nominations from District Members for the Regional East Director for the new Ontario Soccer Board of Directors.

Nominations open today Wednesday, May 1, 2019 and will close at the end of the day Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Click here for more information on the nominations and elections process.

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Match Officials mentor program being introduced in May 2019
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Ontario Soccer would like to inform all District Associations, Clubs and Academies of the implementation of the Long Term Match Official Development (LTOD) Mentor Program that is being introduced in May 2019.

As a component of Ontario Trillium Funding, Ontario Soccer will be providing 25 complimentary Mentor Accreditation Clinics across the province. District Referee Coordinators are encouraged to reach out to allocate a clinic.

Click here for more information on the Mentor Program.

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LTOD Around the Province
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In 2018, Ontario Soccer met with 115 clubs face-to-face, to present the importance of Long Term Match Official Development. This year, Ontario Soccer have adjusted the focus of the presentation to Club Board Members including Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Technical Directors, Executive Directors and more.

The match official development department now regularly travel to clubs and districts to present on the importance of LTOD as well as run education sessions.

Click here to read more about recent and upcoming LTOD events.

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Canada to play Mexico at BMO Field in Toronto on May 18
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Canadians will have the opportunity to see Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team live in action before the team departs on its mission to bring home the top prize in women’s football – the FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy.

Canada will face Mexico on Saturday, May 18 at BMO Field in Toronto. Tickets are now sale.

Click here for more information on the game and how to purchase tickets.

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12 Ontario players called to Canada Women’s U-17 camp
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Canada Soccer will hold a six-day Women’s U-17 camp in Markham, ON, as part of the Women’s EXCEL Program.

The May 5-10 camp will feature players from Canada Soccer’s Super REX Centres in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec as well as Regional EXCEL Centres from across the country.

12 Ontario players have been selected to the camp.

Click here to find out which players were selected.

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Article – Gender Equity is Good Governance
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Ontario Soccer was recently featured in an article entitled “Gender Equity is Good Governance – Lessons from the Sport Sector.”

The article looks at organizations who are making a commitment to Gender Equity in their sports and the impact it is having.

Click here to read the article.

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Regular OSCAR updates on functionality and solutions
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In alignment with the successful launch and transition to OSCAR, Ontario Soccer has identified the need to provide greater up-to-date information on the status of OSCAR, its functionality and available solutions.

As such, Ontario Soccer has added an additional page to its website where regular updates and changes to OSCAR can be found for those who are active in using the registration platform on a more consistent basis.

Click here to read more about OSCAR and how to find updates.

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Ontario Soccer Board of Director expressions of interest now public
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Ontario Soccer has released the Ontario Soccer Board of Director Expressions of Interest.

These expressions of interest by individuals indicate their intent to run for open positions in the Ontario Soccer Board of Director elections on June 16, 2019.

Click here to find out who has expressed interest and more on the process.

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Ontario Player Development League kicks off its sixth season
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Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) will officially enter it’s sixth season this weekend, as games kick-off across the province at six centralized venues.

Twenty-three clubs, one Professional Academy and one Private Academy are confirmed for the upcoming season, as the OPDL will make adjustments in 2019 to better support the advancement of athletes along the Talented Pathway.

Click here for more information on the changes taking place in OPDL in 2019.

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47 academies to be part of Ontario Academy Soccer League 2019
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The Ontario Academy Soccer League (OASL) season is ready to kick off May 4-5 for its first weekend of play in 2019.

The third year of the OASL Pilot Program operated by Ontario Soccer, in partnership with DG Sports, will feature 47 private Academies and approximately 300 teams from across the province.

Twenty-eight Academies will play in OASL Tier 1 and 19 Academies will play in Tier 2.

Click here for more on the upcoming 2019 OASL season.

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Ontario Soccer Provincial teams dominant at Inter-Provincial
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Ontario Soccer’s provincial teams put on a dominant performance at the Inter-Provincial competition recently.

The U-14, U-15 and U-16 teams, for both the boys and girls groups, represented their province as Team Ontario when they took on the provincial squad from Quebec.

Ontario teams finished with a combined record of 10 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses.

Click here to find out more about the Inter-Provincial team results.

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Find your path to the 2019 Ontario Cup
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The 2019 Ontario Cup draws are now available for all divisions.

The Ontario Cup is the Soccer-For-Life Provincial Soccer Championship and is the largest competition of its kind in Canada.

The Ontario Cup draw has determined the path for over 400 teams across 16 divisions in hopes of becoming provincial champions.

Click here for more on the Ontario Cup draw.

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WATCH – CPL VP of Marketing discusses launch of the league
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The Canadian Premier League (CPL) kicked off its inaugural season with two Ontario teams, York 9 FC and Forge FC, who met at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton recently.

Roy Nasrallah, the CPL Vice President of Marketing, recently joined the Play. Inspire. Unite. Podcast to discuss the launch of league, sport business trends to watch in 2019 and how the CPL mobile app is central to what they’re developing as part of marketing this new league.

Click here to watch the Play. Inspire. Unite. podcast.

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WATCH – Learn more about Canada Soccer Club Licensing
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Canada Soccer’s Jason de Vos, Director of Soccer Development and Dave Nutt, Manager of Development – Operations, joined a packed 2019 Ontario Soccer Summit session to thoroughly go through the Club Licensing program with delegates.

The primary goals of Club Licensing are to set clearly defined standards and expectations, recognize excellence in the soccer community, raise the level of all soccer organizations and finally, drive change in the soccer community.

Click here to watch their in-class session.

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WATCH – Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions
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Ontario Soccer announced its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan early in 2019.

At the Ontario Soccer Summit, delegates got a first look back on the recent successes at Ontario Soccer and a deeper dive into the areas Ontario Soccer will target over the next three years.

Click here to watch the Ontario Soccer Strategic Plan: Reflections and Ambitions.

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Ontario Soccer releases 2019-2021 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce its, Board of Directors approved, new Strategic Plan for 2019-2021, which will serve as a road map for soccer in the province over the next three years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on four key areas of the sport and within those areas, each have three Strategic Initiatives where Ontario Soccer will look at tackling opportunities on and off the field.

Click here to read more about the 2019-2021 Strategic Plan.

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