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April 20, 2022
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League1 Ontario 2022 Season
Futsal Canadian Championships
HelloFresh Fundraising
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Ontario Soccer Announces Premier Partnership with Dairy Farmers of Ontario
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Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), the marketing group representing Ontario dairy farmers and the largest sector of Ontario agriculture, has expanded its collaboration with Ontario Soccer to become the newest Premier Partner of the provincial organization, and the exclusive title parter of the prestigious Ontario Cup Provincial Championships.

The MilkUP Ontario Cup, the Provincial Soccer Championship for the LTPD Soccer for Life Stream, is the largest Club competition of its kind in Canada. One of the oldest sporting events in the country, Ontario Soccer’s Ontario Cup was first staged in 1901. The MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 will mark the 106th year of the competition and celebrate the arrival of DFO as the newest title partner.

Ontario Soccer is thrilled with the continued support DFO will bring to Youth leadership development.

Click here to learn more about this partnership.

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The MilkUP Ontario Cup Draw will take place on April 21
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The MilkUP Ontario Cup, the Provincial Soccer Championship for the LTPD Soccer for Life Stream, is the largest Club competition of its kind in Canada.

This year will mark the 106th year of competition for the MilkUP Ontario Cup and there will be 18 divisions participating.

The MilkUP Ontario Cup 2022 draw will take place on the afternoon of April 21, and teams will received their draw at that time.

Follow Ontario Soccer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share in the excitement when the Ontario Cup draw is announced.

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Ontario Hosts Quebec in the 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce the 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase Ontario vs Quebec Series.

Ontario Soccer’s Provincial Xcel squads will have the opportunity to show their stuff next weekend as they take on Soccer Quebec in a three-game series at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Ontario Soccer will be broadcasting six games over the course of the weekend, kicking-off Friday April 29th at 5pm, and wrapping up Sunday May 1st, 2022. You can watch the livestream broadcast on the Ontario Soccer Livestream channel.

Click here for more information on the Provincial Xcel program and 2022 Provincial Xcel Showcase Ontario vs Quebec Series.

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Deadline Extended to April 28 for Centre Circle Award Nominations
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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 recognizes these leaders annually and this year year the Centre Circle Awards 2022 will be presented on Sept. 24, 2022 as part of Ontario Soccer Annual Members Meeting.

The deadline for submitting Centre Circle Awards nominations in to Ontario Soccer has been extended to Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Click here for more information on the Centre Circle Awards and how to nominate someone.

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League1 Ontario set to kick off Men’s & Women’s Premier Division 2022 season
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With the outdoor soccer season just around the corner, League1 Ontario gets ready to kick off their 2022 season with the Men’s and Women’s Premier Divisions.

Between a major rebrand, franchise expansion, and an influx of new talent, there is a lot to be excited about for the 2022 League1 Ontario season.

Founded in 2014, the League1 Ontario has grown to 22 teams in the Men’s Premier Division and 20 teams in the Women’s Premier Division. With the inclusion of the Reserve Divisions, League1 Ontario boasts a total of 118 team for the 2022 season.

The 2022 League1 Ontario season kicks-off on Thursday, April 21, in a match between the newly formed expansion side Electric City FC, taking on Guelph United at 7:30pm from the Alumni Stadium in Guelph. The Women’s Premier Division gets underway on Friday, April 22 at 9pm, in a match between the Woodbridge Strikers and the National Development Centre Ontario at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium.

For more information on the Men’s Premier Division, click here.

Click here for more information on the Women’s Premier Division.

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Toronto Idolo Claim Silver Medal at 2022 Futsal Canadian Championships
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The Canadian Futsal Championship made its return to play in 2022 with Toronto Idolo Futsal vying to win their third consecutive National Championship.

Unfortunately for Toronto Idolo their bid for three straight National Championship came up just short in a tightly contested championship match against Sporting Montréal.

Sporting Montréal last won the Futsal Canadian Championships in 2017. Congratulations to the 2022 Futsal Canadian Champions, Sporting Montréal!

Click here for a full match recap from the 2022 Futsal Canadian Championships.

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Launch of HelloFresh – Ontario Soccer Fundraising Program
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Ontario Soccer is teaming up with HelloFresh, the leading meal kit delivery service and healthy meal plan provider in Canada, to bring an exciting fundraising opportunity for the 2022-23 season to our member Districts, Clubs and Leagues to support grassroots soccer across the province.

As the preferred meal kit provider of Ontario Soccer, HelloFresh will bring its popular ‘cook from scratch’ healthy meal plans straight to the door of busy soccer families across Ontario with carefully curated, easy-to-follow recipe cards.

To make this offer even more delicious, HelloFresh is also offering a lucrative fundraising opportunity to Member Clubs and their teams, as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

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The deadline for applying for Government Recovery Funding Grants is fast approaching. Ensure you get yours in by Friday
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Ontario Soccer is working closely with the Government of Ontario to help stabilize Ontario’s sport and recreation sector.

Following a recent announcement from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport Tourism and Culture Industries, Ontario Soccer will develop, manage and implement a fair and transparent funding program, through a grant application process, for our Member Community Soccer Clubs in need.

This funding will support Member Clubs across the province in sustaining their organizations as a result of the impact of the global pandemic.

Click here for more information and how to apply for the grants.

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Two National C Licence Courses are nearly sold out
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Ontario Soccer is pleased to announce two new National “C” Licence courses in different delivery formats: blended and intensive.

Coaches who obtain a ‘C’ Licence Certification will be able to be a Head Coach in some Regional Leagues and an Assistant Coach in the Ontario Player Development League.

Click here for more information and how to register for each course.

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Ontario Soccer extends special discounted match official incentive program for 2022 season
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Ontario Soccer Match Official registration opened in January 2022. Early bird discounted incentive fees were offered to officials from the opening of registration through to March 31, 2022.

In order to support Match Official registration, Ontario Soccer has extended the special discounted match official incentive program for the balance of the 2022 season.

Click here to learn more about Match Official Registration.

Click here to watch and share this Match Official Recruitment Video with people you know.

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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.

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Use these Match Official Recruitment and Retention Tools in your community
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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.

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Government of Ontario has lifted masking requirements for indoor sport facilities
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The Government of Ontario announced on Mar. 9, 2022 that it is relaxing pubic health measures, in response to the recent status of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of those changes, effective Mar. 21, 2022 the Government of Ontario has removed the masking requirements for sport and recreational facilities.

As a result of this announcement, for those that access the Ontario Soccer Centre, you will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the facility.

Click here for more information on this announcement.

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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.

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Updates on Coach Certification Requirements and Grassroots Education Hosting Guide
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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.

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“Everyone is Welcome” Return to Outdoor Soccer marketing campaign launched
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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.

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Reminder: 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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Stay 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 the 2022 soccer season.

Click here to review the COVID-19 Updates page.

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