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Ontario Soccer has launched the Play ON! e-learning series, presented by Respect in Sport
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To encourage all soccer stakeholders across Ontario to Pitch In. Play ON!, Ontario Soccer is excited to offer a series of webinars focused on preparing its members for a safe and successful Return to Play.

The Play ON! e-Learning Series, presented by Respect in Sport, consists of free webinars that will be offered over the next eight weeks designed to educate, energize and inspire our soccer community, as we prepare for the 2021 Outdoor Season.

The e-Learning series kicks off on Wednesday, March 10 with a powerful panel discussion featuring Dina Bell-Laroche (Sport Law and Strategy Group), Marco DiBuono (Canadian Tire Jumpstart) and Sheldon Kennedy (Respect Group) discussing “The Return to Values-Based Sport.”

Click here for more information and how to register for the Play ON! e-Learning Series.

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Ontario player wins title at Inaugural e-National Championships
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Canada Soccer’s e-National Championships wrapped up with the finals over the weekend.

Ontario’s Don Borello won the XBox division while Straho Postovanje placed third in the Playstation division.

Click here to read more about the e-National Championships.

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How does officiating help you outside the game? Find out on the next Match Official webinar on Tuesday
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Ontario Soccer continues to host webinars over the next month to help any interested Match Official prepare for the 2021 season.

The next webinar focuses on ‘How Officiating helps you outside the game’ It will kick-off at 7 p.m. on Tues. March 9.

Click herefor more information on all the webinars and how to register.

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Government of Ontario moves nine Public Health Units to new levels
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Ontario Soccer continues to work in consultation with Canada Soccer and the Government of Ontario, as we prepare for Return to Play 2021. Ontario Soccer will keep the membership updated with the most recent development surrounding Ontario Soccer’s Return to Play.

The Government of Ontario announced last week that it is moving nine Public Health Units to new levels in the colour-coded framework as they phase-in a return to the Public Health Restrictions for the remaining Public Health Units and their respective colour-coded zones.

Click here to find out which regions are impacted by the announcement.

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Is there an area of soccer that you think need more development? Take this survey and shape the direction of soccer in Ontario
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Ontario Soccer is asking for your help in shaping the future of soccer in Ontario.

Club and Academy Board, staff, volunteers, coaches, match officials, parents and players are all encourage to take this Strategic Plan survey.

Your responses will have a direct impact on where the sport goes from 2022-2026.

Click here to take this survey and have your say.

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A fourth C Licence course has now been announced. Act quickly to book your spot
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The first three C-Licence courses of 2021 sold-out in record time, as Ontario Soccer members seek to invest in their coaching development.

A fourth course, the latest beginning on March 18, is now available for registration. Be sure to act quickly if you would like to register as this one is likely to sell out quickly as well.

Click here for more information and how to register.

Or Click here to add your name to the waitlist and you will be contacted when the next course registration opens.

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Applications for Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities’ Sport Relief Fund are now open
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In response to the absolute need demonstrated by community sport organizations across Canada, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has committed an additional $12 million to its Jumpstart Charities’ Sport Relief Fund.

Ontario Soccer is encouraging members to apply to the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund to assist in managing costs.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

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Match Official registration has opened for 2021. Get early bird prices
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce that the 2021 Match Officials Registration process will open Feb. 19, 2021.

This year, Ontario Soccer are offering early bird registration fee prices, which will begin on Feb. 19, 2021 and run through to Mar. 31, 2021. After April 1, 2021, the full fees will apply.

Click here for more on Match Official Registration and early bird discounts.

Click here for an update on Match Official Accreditation Clinics.

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League1 Ontario welcomes Barrie 1812 to Men’s Premier Division
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League1 Ontario is pleased to welcome 1812 Football Club, representing the Barrie and Huronia region, to the Men’s Premier Division for the 2021 season and the eighth campaign for the Provincial Division 3 league.

This brings the total number of men’s teams to 21 with the recent announcement of Guelph United, Scrosoppi FC, St. Catharines Roma Wolves and Waterloo United.

Click here to read more about the announcement.

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Ontario’s Non Profit Network continues advocacy for sport
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The Ontario Non Profit Network (ONN) continues to advocate before the Government of Ontario on behalf of amateur sport and non-profit organizations.

ONN has made a number of key recommendations to the Government of Ontario regarding the 2021 provincial budget, stabilization funding for non-profits and other initiatives to further aid in the support of non-profits.

Click here to read ONN’s pre-budget submissions.

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Return to Play Membership Survey Results
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In November of 2020, the Ontario Soccer membership took part in a Return to Play survey, which sought input on how Return to Play had been implemented for our sport across the province, during the ongoing public health crisis.

Thanks to the membership of Ontario Soccer, we received a significant response to our Return to Play Survey and that data has directly assisted us in reviewing the impact that the Return to Play Guide and Plan had on the community as well as how membership have managed through the pandemic.

Click here to read more about this and to find the results of the survey.

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Review this Ontario Outdoor Cup 2021 Information
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With the ever-evolving changes to the COVID-19 situation, Ontario Soccer is planning for a 2021 Ontario Cup, which is similar to other years.

However, there may be a need for greater flexibility and potential modifications to the competition structures as time progresses.

Click here to read updates on the Ontario Cup 2021.

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Be in the know with COVID-19 Updates
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The Ontario Soccer COVID-19 Updates page has all the latest news on COVID-19 as it relates to our membership.

On the page you will find all the bulletins sent to membership, FAQs and additional resources that will help you prepare for 2021.

Click here to review the COVID-19 Updates page.

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Review the Return to Play Guide
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There have been a number of updates to the Return to Play Guide throughout 2020.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to review the most up-to-date Return to Play Guide and review any updates that you may have missed throughout the year.

Ensure your organization’s Return to Play plan is aligned with the Return to Play Guide so that when we’re able to safely return to the field, your organization will be ready.

Click here to review the Return to Play Guide.

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COVID-19 Liability Protection Legislation receives Royal Assent
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The Government of Ontario has announced that the Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act 2020 has now received Royal Assent.

This Act, which is now law, will provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines and laws relating to exposure to COVID-19.

This topic has been a top priority among amateur sport organizations in Ontario. Ontario Soccer has been actively advocating for months, in front of various key decision making bodies, to protect all levels of amateur sport who are following Return to Play Safety protocols during the global pandemic.

Click herefor more on this and the protection it now provides for Clubs, Academies and Districts.

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Update on Rowan’s Law Implementation Timeline
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As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Ontario made the decision earlier this year to postpone the effective date of Part 2 implementation of Rowan’s Law from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021.

In light of the resurgence of COVID-19 and the public health measures in place to help slow the spread of the virus, the Government of Ontario has made the decision to defer the effective date of their Part 2 implementation of Rowan’s Law from Jan. 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021.

Click here to read the full update on Rowan’s Law.

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