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March 2, 2022
Strategic Plan
Government of Ontario
Group Benefits Plan
Respect in Sport
Para Soccer
Ontario Indoor Cup
Match Officials
Match Officials Recruitment
CanWNT U20
IModel Pilot Project
Canada Soccer Board of Directors
Coach Certification Requirements
MilkUP Future Leaders
League1 Ontario 2024 Plan
New League1 Ontario team
Everyone is Welcome
Player Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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Ontario Soccer announces its new 2022-2026 Strategic Plan
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the Board of Directors, newly approved, 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, which will serve as a road map for soccer in Ontario over the next five years.

The Strategic Plan will focus on three key areas of our sport – Govern, Grow and Develop and is fully aligned with the same three strategic pillars and plan terms as our national governing body, Canada Soccer.

Within these pillars, each have three strategic initiatives where Ontario Soccer will create new opportunities on and off the field of play.

Click here to learn more about the Strategic Plan.

Click here to watch the Strategic Plan video.


Government of Ontario lifts capacity restrictions for indoor sport facilities, ends proof of vaccination requirements for businesses
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The Government of Ontario announced on Feb. 14, 2022 that is relaxing public health measures, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of those changes, effective Mar. 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario has removed the remaining capacity limits for sport and recreational facilities. As well, effective Mar. 1, 2022 it has announced it is lifting proof of vaccination requirements for all sport and recreational facilities.

As a result of this announcement, for those that access the Ontario Soccer Centre, you will no longer require proof of vaccination for general entry to actively participate.

Click here for more on this announcement.


Exclusive opportunity to join Ontario Soccer Group Benefits Plan
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Ontario Soccer has teamed up with Victor Insurance, a leading Canadian provider of specialty insurance, to put together a comprehensive employee group benefits plan.

Ontario Soccer Member organizations have the exclusive opportunity of joining this industry-leading group benefits plan to ensure their employees are covered by this suite of benefits.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity for your organization.


Respect in Sport Recertification Reminder
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The Respect in Sport Activity Leader Program is mandatory for technical leaders (Coach and Match Officials) and is valid for a period of five years. The RIS Activity Leader certification is also valid and transferable across all sports.

Ontario Soccer encourages all Member Districts and Clubs to educate your membership of this mandatory requirement.

Click here to review the program and find out more about re-certification.



Para Soccer National Team Open Tryout in Oakville on March 6
Canada Soccer is hosting open tryouts for the Para Soccer National Team on Mar. 6 at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre in Oakville.

This is open to male and female athletes with mild cerebral palsy, stroke or acquired brain injury.

Contact Para Soccer Head Coach Drew Ferguson to arrange participation.


Two Ontario Indoor Cup champions were crowned as finals wrap up in thrilling fashion
The Ontario Indoor Cup wrapped up in thrilling fashion this weekend as the Ontario Soccer Centre played host to the U-16 Boys and Girls divisions.

The U-16 Girls division saw goals galore while the U-16 Boys final went down to penalty kicks.

Click here to find out who won each division and look at all the coverage from the U-16 Ontario Indoor Cup finals.

Click here to get caught up on the U-13 and U-14 finals.


2022 Match Official Registration Accreditation Clinics and Annual Registration Now Open
Calling all new and returning match officials.

The 2022 outdoor season is fast approaching and registration is now open.

And to members, 2022 Entry Level and Small Sided Clinics are now open as well.

Click here for what you need to know to get started.


Introducing Match Official Recruitment and Retention Tools
Ontario Soccer are pleased to provide our members with a series of new Match Official Recruitment and Retention materials that can aid in reaching out to your community.

With Annual Registration and Match Official Accreditation Clinics now open, these materials can be used on social media, your websites, shared via email and in your facilities.

Click here to find out more about Match Official Recruitment.


11 Ontario players selected by Canada Soccer for Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship
Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the upcoming 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, Canada’s qualification route for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022.

Canada’s 20-player squad, which includes 11 players who were developed in Ontario by member clubs, will compete Feb. 25 to Mar. 12 for one of four berths to the global tournament.

Click here for more information on the players selected and the competition.


Recent updates to the 2022 IModel Pilot Project – Central Region
There have been two recent updates to the 2022 IModel Pilot Project in Central Region.

Review the changes and learn more about the IModel Pilot Project.

Click here for more.


2022 Call for Nominations – Canada Soccer Board of Directors
The Nominations Committee of the Canada Soccer Board of Directors has called for nominations for the positions of the Vice-President Elect for a four year term, as well as two Elected Directors and two Independent Directors for three year terms commencing after the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Members.

Click here for more information and how to apply.


Updates on Coach Certification Requirements and Grassroots Education Hosting Guide
Ontario Soccer has provided an update on the Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program in Ontario.

Ontario Soccer has confirmed that the waiver for coaches to be registered and actively coaching with only ‘Theory-trained’ status will no longer be in effect in the 2022 Outdoor Season.

To support this, Ontario Soccer has updated the Grassroots Education Guide.

Click here to read more about this announcement and find the Grassroots Education Guide.


MilkUP Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ Bursary Recipients Announced
Ontario Soccer and its community partner The Dairy Farmers of Ontario are proud to announce the inaugural recipients of its MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ initiative.

The MilkUP Ontario Soccer Future Leaders ‘Class of ’21’ recognizes the achievements and impact of youth in the soccer community. The selected group of deserving Award winners embodies the Ontario Soccer tagline of ‘Play. Inspire. Unite’ in both their soccer community and their home community.

Click here to find out who the winners were and read more about the initiative.


League1 Ontario releases the 2024 Plan
League1 Ontario announced this week a significant restructuring of its competition model, as set out in it recently ratified ‘2024 Plan’, which delivers a new league pyramid to Ontario’s top Men’s and Women’s soccer environment.

This competition structure is designed to streamline opportunity, calibre of play and opportunity for growth. More importantly this will help further the playing opportunities for talented senior level men and women in Ontario.

Click here to read more about the exciting changes.


Pro Stars FC joins L1O Women’s division for 2022 season
Pro Stars FC has been granted a license to join the League1 Ontario Women’s division for the 2022 campaign, marking the club’s return to the top-level of women’s football in Ontario for the first time since 2015.

Pro Stars was one of the original seven teams in the league’s debut season.

Click here for more on this exciting announcement.


“Everyone is Welcome” Return to Outdoor Soccer marketing campaign launched
Building on the success of last season’s Return to Play marketing efforts, Ontario Soccer’s “Everyone is Welcome” campaign seeks to both heighten the energy and excitement for players to get back on the pitch this summer, while rebuilding consumer confidence and registrations at the Member Club level.

It also accentuates Ontario Soccer’s steadfast commitment to bringing about lasting culture change by embracing diversity, equity and inclusion across all aspects of our game.

Ontario Soccer has provided members with a comprehensive starter kit of digital resources and marketing assets to all our member organizations for full use effective immediately.

Click here for more on the campaign and how to access the digital assets.


Reminder: Ontario Soccer Player Membership Registration Fees for 2022 Outdoor Season
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.


Stay in the know with COVID-19 Updates
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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