Canada Soccer Association

Canadian Soccer Association | Archives

Sort Results: Newest First Best Match

Canada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs Analysis

Posted on 22 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALCanada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs AnalysisCanada Soccer is currently seeking a consultant to undertake an analysis of our information technology and digital infrastructure.Deliverable: Present a current-state assessment and produce a 5-yea More

Saskatchewan Soccer approves academy membership

Posted on 20 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Saskatchewan Soccer Associate (SSA) broke new ground on Saturday when its membership moved to approve acceptance of private soccer academies as full, regular members of the Association, alongside traditional youth soccer clubs and associations. The SSA is the first jurisdiction in Canada to formally More

CanadaRED contest winners to attend matches in Winnipeg, Toronto

Posted on 2 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

CanadaRED contest More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 1 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Statement from Canada Soccer re: Director, High Performance More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2017

Posted on 24 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The current call for nominations is for the following Board positions: One (1) President (three-year term) Two (2) Elected Directors (three-year term) one (1) from Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Nunavut and one (1) from Ontario Two (2) Independent Directors (three-year term More

Canada Soccer Request for Information (RFI) for a new digital platform

Posted on 14 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Development of web platform for Canada Soccer request for information More

Canada Soccer Announces New Roles and Expanded Positions in Technical Department

Posted on 24 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Hiring and expansion of several roles within the Technical Department More

Canadian content focus leads to first Generation adidas Canada MLS signings

Posted on 4 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer congratulates the first-ever Generation adidas Canada signings, Men’s EXCEL Program players Shamit Shome and Adonijah Reid. More

MLS Announces Collaboration with Canada Soccer on Youth Development Initiatives

Posted on 30 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

MLS, Canada Soccer, and U.S. Soccer agree to amendment of parameters determining the international status of players on MLS club rosters More

Canada Soccer makes equipment donation to Fort McMurray

Posted on 8 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is supporting Fort McMurray’s commitment to keeping Northern Strong More

Canada Soccer partners to build three mini-pitches in MLS cities

Posted on 7 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

20 for 20 mini-pitches in BC, ON, QC More

Canada 2015 ranked second on Global Sports Index

Posted on 5 October 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Second on the Global Sports Index More

Canada Soccer and Saskatchewan Soccer launch REX Centre

Posted on 14 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Saskatchewan REX to Kick Off November 2016 More

Canada Soccer Invests in Technical Leadership with Announcement of new Director of Development

Posted on 6 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Jason deVos will join the organization as Director of Development More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 6 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has forwarded the appropriate information to FIFA Integrity concerning the media reports of El Salvador receiving an offer in relation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers match against Canada to be played on 6 September in Vancouver, BC. FIFA Integrity, in collaboration with More

A nation celebrates as Canada rises to the podium at Rio 2016

Posted on 24 August 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Back-to-back Olympic bronze medals More

Collaboration and consistency key to Canada’s continued soccer development

Posted on 17 August 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada: a leading soccer nation More

Canada Soccer achieves a Greater Goal

Posted on 7 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer achieves a Greater Goal More

Montagliani returns as Canada Soccer President

Posted on 7 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer President More

FC Edmonton announces Footy for Fort McMurray initiative for displaced Northern Alberta residents

Posted on 6 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Footy for Fort McMurray More

Grab the RSS feed for this category

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Canada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs Analysis

Canada Soccer is currently seeking a consultant to undertake an analysis of our information technology and digital infrastructure.

Deliverable: Present a current-state assessment and produce a 5-year roadmap for an integrated solution covering all aspects of our business operations including staffing and SLA recommendations.

Scope of work: VOIP/VPN, housed and cloud and email server administration, intranet, finance and accounting solutions, warehouse, learning, video and digital asset management leveraged through the development of web hosted application solution culminating in a website re-development for all stakeholders.

Background: Canada Soccer is in a transformational period. With a renewed focus on improving the technical aspects of our operations, we will begin by assessing our ability to serve our stakeholders through state-of-the-art delivery methods for services. At the same time, we must consider the implications to our day-to-day solutions on the IT and digital side of business and assess whether a bundled or a la carte system of infrastructure is best all the while cognizant that integrations between the solutions is a must.

Locations: Ottawa (head office), Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Project Overview:

The consultant will be required to:

  • Recommend a sustainable centralised management approach that combines the needs of the organisation and identifies the IT pathway, architecture, and structure including server hosting maintenance and 24/7 support;
  • Recommend best practices to better leverage existing hardware/software platforms currently in use; · Review and establish what existing platforms are currently in use, including present contract timelines and migration strategies;
  • Recommend potential upgrades and/or replacement systems where necessary based upon the operational requirements of the organization as well as establish a process of platform redundancy elimination; and
  • Establish a framework of the policies, procedures and training model required for the transformation to succeed.

Operational Requirements:

  • Solutions should be scalable over the next 5 years to allow the integration of our membership and provide them with a turnkey operation if they wish to pick from the menu of services we provide; and
  • Solutions require recommended Support Level Agreements including 24/7 maintenance and support availability.

Overview of current-state service/infrastructure identified to date:

  • VOIP IP/VPN for both internal communication, between the head office and our satellite office in Toronto, as well as external communication to our Membership and the public at large;
  • Multiplatform cloud based email solution including data backup and restoration;
  • Migration of existing internal file server/shares to the cloud (i.e. global access, versioning, indexing, security, backup and restoration);
  • Multiplatform online meeting/teleconferencing solution for both team collaboration and committee work;
  • Sage Accounting instance;
  • e-Commerce solution that is scalable to allow for a variety of user permissions for the creation, management, payment and funds distribution adhering to our current accounting codes;
  • Content Management Solution for online management and distribution of organizational information, news, national team profiles and data, preferably open source, integrated with a suite of multi-user, third-party integrations to cover form building, online voting, customer feedback, etc. integrated with person data management solution.
  • Statistical Data Management Solution to track the player/coach/match official/ event data from our National Team and Development streams for web presentation and posterity;
  • Person Data Management Solution integrated with third party e-mail marketing solution to track person data and provide a 360 view of our relationship with all stakeholders, hosted in Canada;
  • Player Registration and Movement solution integrated with a global player, coach and referee database;
  • Digital Asset Management Solution for hosting and sharing video and photo assets with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Video Content Management Solution for serving and archiving video (including live streams) to various platforms including web, mobile and set top platforms and applications;
  • Learning Management Solution to deliver coach and referee education components integrated with a variety of databases both internal and external integrated with other learning modules and the national certification body;
  • Web Analytics Suite to track online engagement deployed on all Canada Soccer web platforms and various external platforms (i.e. Ticketmaster, Magento webstore, etc.);
  • Media Monitoring Service agreement for mainstream media and social media monitoring and reporting; and
  • National teams’ athlete development and progress tracking digital platform.

Proposals should be forwarded to Joe Guest, Deputy General Secretary, Canada Soccer, (jguest@canadasoccer.com) and should include details of previous project summaries and an overview of the project staff with competencies.

Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET 31 March 2017

The initial assessment is required to be complete no later than 12 May 2017 with the recommendations presented on a timeline to be agreed at program launch.

Saskatchewan Soccer Associate (SSA) broke new ground on Saturday when its membership moved to approve acceptance of private soccer academies as full, regular members of the Association, alongside traditional youth soccer clubs and associations. The SSA is the first jurisdiction in Canada to formally recognize private soccer institutions in this way.

The membership reforms, approved at the SSA's Annual General Meeting in Swift Current this weekend, give a voting voice to all SSA clubs that register players, including many small soccer clubs around Saskatchewan who previously couldn't vote as associate members.

"This is the culmination of two years of work in close consultation with our member organizations that simplifies our membership structure, and ultimately provides better choice and soccer opportunities for the players we all ultimately serve," said Doug Pederson, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association.

The decision is an important breakthrough for Canada Soccer's Director of Development Jason de Vos, who is charged with developing youth soccer across the country.

"This is a truly pioneering decision that embraces the key stakeholders who develop our young soccer players," said de Vos. "It is encouraging to see soccer clubs and academies acknowledging that they are all in the same business of developing players. Our sport is about teamwork, and our clubs and academies in Saskatchewan are truly playing like a team."

The decision was part of a broader restructuring of the membership structure of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association. It means academies, clubs and member organizations, whether they are non-profit or private ownership groups are partners in growing the game, with an equal voice and vote as Regular Members of the SSA.

All Member Organizations including Academies will still be governed and managed by the conditions of their membership to the SSA. This may limit where they can operate, and what sort of programming they can offer. But this will be no different from how all regular members, club or academy are required to operate.

In fulfilling the provincial organization’s foundational mission to develop great people and connect healthy communities in Saskatchewan through lifelong participation in soccer, this move to recognize all member organizations equally is another strong step towards ensuring players have the power to choose their path in the game.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Ellarma, SSA Coordinator of Communications & Funds Development at 306-519-9093, or ccfd@sasksoccer.com.

Canada Soccer’s Twitter feed recently topped 100,000 followers. To celebrate, fans were invited to enter to win a Premium CanadaRED prize pack including tickets to an upcoming National Team match.

In Winnpeg, on 8 June 2017 CanadaRED subscriber Teresa Ciccarelli will attend the Women’s National Team match versus Costa Rica at Investors Group Field.

Then, on 11 June at BMO Field in Toronto, ON Sheilagh Lee will see the second leg of the two-match home series as Costa Rica again battle Christine Sinclair and the rest of the team.

Both winners also received custom CanadaRED kits with the name and number of their choice along with Bronze Medal Celebration Match memorabilia and various CanadaRED treasures.

Additionally, Samuel Bonnefont has been chosen as a winner in our monthly subscriber draw. The Montreal, QC native has secured a signed Women’s National Team jersey, in addition to a package of CanadaRED swag.

Subscribing to the CanadaRED newsletter is the best way for Canada Soccer supporters to ensure an inside track to promotions, advanced notice and discounts on National Team matches, merchandise and information. Join CanadaRED by visiting http://canadasoccer.com/-canadared-p159691 and be a part of the community by using #CanadaRED on social media.

Canada Soccer is active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Flickr and LinkedIn providing behind-the-scenes looks at our National Teams, Youth National Teams, Coaching and Player Development and Match Officials and more.

Visit this page for more information

 

Proud partners of Canada Soccer