Toronto FC extends special offer to Ontario Soccer members

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Toronto FC extends special ticket offer to Ontario Soccer members
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Ontario Soccer and its Premier Partner Toronto FC are pleased to extend a special discounted ticket offer to Ontario Soccer members for the upcoming 2021 Canadian Championship Semi-Final match on Wednesday, Nov. 3 against Pacific FC at BMO Field. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.

Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to have a great team bonding session to kick-off the 2021-22 Indoor Season and come cheer on Toronto FC, as they are aiming to once again reach the Canadian Championship Final.

For more information, on group and individual tickets, click here and use the code: PLAYON.

Tickets in this offer start at $21 after taxes and fees.

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Canadian Women dominant in Celebration Tour matches
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The Canadian Women’s national team won both their Celebration Tour matches in convincing fashion.

In their first match against New Zealand in Ottawa, Mississauga’s Adriana Leon scored twice while Ajax’s Nichelle Prince and London’s Jessie Fleming all scored in a 5-1 win.

In their second match, hosted in Montreal, Leon scored the lone goal to lead her side to a 1-0 victory.

Click here for a recap of the first match.

Click here for a recap of the second match.

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A new Goalkeeper Coach Diploma Course has been announced
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Ontario Soccer is excited to announce registration is now open for a new Goalkeeper Coach Diploma course, which begins Nov. 18, 2021 in a blended-learning format.

The course will offer a theory component, which will be delivered online and in-person practical component, will take place at the Ontario Soccer Centre under the Ontario Soccer Return to Play Guidelines and Public Health directives.

Click here to read more the course and how to register.

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Upcoming Webinar – Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act compliance
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Steven Indig and the Sport Law Group will be hosting a webinar today at 12 p.m. to discuss the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) coming into effect.

This webinar will look at the most recent changes to ONCA, the bylaw changes it requires and taking steps to ensure compliance by the end of the 3-year transition period.

Click here for more information on the webinar and how to register.

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Ontario Soccer announces renewed partnership with NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine
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Ontario Soccer has announced that it has entered a new multi-year partnership agreement with SportsEngine, part of NBC Sports Next, as its Official Technology Partner.

SportsEngine has served as Ontario Soccer’s Official Technology Partner since 2015 and and developed Ontario Soccer’s official registration system, the Ontario Soccer Club and Academy Registry (OSCAR) in 2019.

The partnership will include a series of technical requirements designed to provide enhancements to the member management eco-system and it capabilities.

Click here to read more about this announcement.

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Season action wraps up as Gary Miller OPDL Charity Shield fast approaches
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Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) has wrapped its seventh season, as action concluded across the province.

The OPDL, which largely operated as a ‘training-only’ program in 2020 due to the prevalent public health restrictions, returns with a full slate of competition in 2021, culminating with The OPDL Gary Miller Charity Shield on Nov. 6-7, 2021.

Click here to find results from this week in OPDL action.

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Make sure your players get seen. Recommend them for ToLD.
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The Ontario Soccer Provincial Xcel Program has released the player recommendation process for Technical Staff or Member Organizations, which now appears on the Ontario Soccer website.

This process allows players in Ontario, currently participating outside the Talented Player Pathway, to have the opportunity to be recommended by a certified and qualified Ontario Soccer Member Organization Head Coach or Technical Director.

Click here for more information on the process, Provincial Screening Competitions and Provincial Xcel.

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Ontario Soccer members get free access to this Keeping Girls in Sport resource until end of October
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In celebration of International Day of the Girl, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Canadian Women & Sport and Respect Group have partnered to offer Ontario Soccer members free access to the industry-leading Gender Equity resource Keeping Girls in Sport (KGIS).

Ontario Soccer is encouraging coaches and activity leaders at your organization to take advantage of this resource, which aims to empower them to create safe, respectful environments for girls to participate in sport and physical activity. Free access is available to Ontario Soccer members until Oct. 31, 2021.

Click here for more information on this resource and how to take advantage of this offer.

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Finals approach for League1 Ontario Men’s and Women’s divisions
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The playoff picture for the League1 Ontario Men’s and Women’s divisions became clearer this week as a number of teams qualified while a few others remained on the bubble.

Get caught up on all the action.

Click here to read the latest from the League1 Ontario men’s and women’s action.

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Ontario Soccer has updated the Recommended Grassroots Standards
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Earlier in 2021, Canada Soccer launched their new recommended Grassroots Standards to be implemented across the country.

Through collaboration with Canada Soccer, including input from Ontario Soccer’s Technical Advisory Committee, an updated version of Ontario Soccer’s Recommended Grassroots Standards were established to better address the realities of soccer within our province.

Click here to read more about this, the implementation guidelines and review the new Recommended Grassroots Standards.

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Government of Ontario announces Verify Ontario app availability
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The Government of Ontario announced on Oct. 15, 2021 that it has launched the “Verify Ontario” app for businesses.

Ontario’s official mobile application for businesses is designed to scan COVID-19 proof of vaccination at entry.

Click here for information on the app, how organization’s can download it and how individuals can also download their proof of vaccination new QR code.

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Updated information on Government of Ontario decision to lift capacity restrictions in select settings
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The Government of Ontario announced that they are cautiously lifting capacity limits in select settings.

Ontario Soccer has reviewed the announcement with the Ministry of Heritage, Sports, Tourism and Culture, as it relates to organized team sports and have advised the membership of the changes.

Click here to review the update and announcement from the Government of Ontario.

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The next winner of the Pitch In. Play ON! raffle has been announced
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The next drawing of the Pitch In. Play ON! 50/50 raffle is underway.

In the last draw, Samantha Hoffmann, from Oro-Medonte, took home $307.50.

Click here to support your local organization and get your tickets today.

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Ontario Soccer selects five high school graduates as 2021 MilkUP future leaders
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As a new addition to Ontario Soccer’s prestigious Centre Circle Awards this year, the MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders Award recognized five youth in their graduating year of high school, who have made an outstanding impact on the local soccer community as a leader, player, coach, match official or administrator.

As part of this award, each recipient will receive a $2,500 education bursary that will help to offset some of their post-secondary education costs.

Click here to find out who won and read more about the recipients.

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President’s Award and Brian Avey Award announced at Centre Circle Awards
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The Centre Circle Awards are Ontario Soccer’s highest level of recognition and are presented annually to deserving soccer leaders and organizations nominated on the basis of their outstanding contributions to the development of soccer in Ontario and Canada.

Ontario Soccer recognized the Centre Circle Award recipients at an event held virtually on Sunday.

In addition to those who had been previously announced, the President’s Award and the Brian Avey Award were presented to two deserving recipients

Click here to find out the winners.

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Ontario Soccer Player Membership Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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On Dec. 12, 2020, the Voting Members of Ontario Soccer (District Presidents) approved new player membership registration fees for Ontario Soccer’s Outdoor Season. The Voting Members, noting the impact of the pandemic and to minimize the effect on their members, approved the new fees to go into effect for the 2022 Outdoor Season.

For the last decade, as the demand for better services and programs has grown, Ontario Soccer’s resources have not kept pace to match that demand, not to mention the cost of inflation over this period of time. Since 2012, there has been no increase in the Ontario Soccer Outdoor player membership registration fees.

Click here to learn more, or read about Ontario Soccer Membership Benefits.

Click here to watch a short video explaining the changes.

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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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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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