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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

Canada Soccer ready to deliver summer of soccer across the nation

Posted on 5 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada: a leading soccer nation. More

Canada Soccer partners with TSN to broadcast Canadian soccer

Posted on 4 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Upcoming matches on TV. More

Canada Soccer heads to Saskatoon for the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Members

Posted on 4 May 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Annual Meeting of the Members 7 May More

Canada Soccer tours Provinces and Territories

Posted on 20 April 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer Technical More

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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)

An independent is defined as a person who at the time of his/her election to the Nominations Committee is not an officer, director or employee of Canada Soccer or of a Provincial/Territorial Association Member. The individual must be able to demonstrate that he/she has professional, personal or other contacts within the corporate, business, soccer, and/or other relevant communities that will strengthen the Canada Soccer Board as it performs its governance and stewardship functions.

Further details are available in the Call for Nominations document available in the Governance section of this website. Deadline for application is 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 22th, 2017.

Request for Information (RFI)

Development of web platform for Canada Soccer

Statement of Need

Canada Soccer is seeking a firm with experience in the design, set-up, integration(s), and facilitation of a digital platform. Services are needed to advise the project team to identify website development strategic considerations including hosting and platform options, as well as long-term content facilitation options and integration with a number of platforms including a person data management platform, statistical database module and various software-as-a-service platforms. The team is seeking an assessment of a range of options and associated costs.

It is envisioned that the site will make use of an open-source Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal integrated with various previously developed components and Mailchimp, Formstack, etc via API.

Background

Canada Soccer is the official governing body for soccer in Canada. In partnership with its members, Canada Soccer promotes the growth and development of soccer in Canada, from grassroots to high performance, and on a national scale. Soccer is the largest participatory sport in Canada and is considered the fastest growing sport in the country. There are nearly 1,000,000 registered Canada Soccer members in Canada within 1,500 clubs across 144 districts that operate in 13 provincial/territorial member associations. The Canadian Soccer Association is affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Canadian Olympic Association.

Canada Soccer is currently planning the re-development of a new digital platform. The website serves as a central hub of exchange and learning and promotion of member’s activities, national team activities, as well as a resource for information and interactive player, coach and stakeholder education material. While the website will be facilitated by Canada Soccer, it is our vision to develop and set-up the site as a scalable platform to serve as a member benefit.

Features of the site are yet to be fully determined, but may include the ability to register members for access to most features (but not necessarily all), such as a advanced ticket windows and merchandise discounts, media relations module for serving information and registering accreditation at domestic events, learning management system etc.. The site will also include public facing news about members and the soccer community, profiles of members, information on player, coach, referee and demographic data on the game, articles, and tools of interest to the soccer community.

In order to remain dynamic, the site will require on-going facilitation to keep up interest in the integrations and content.

Information Requested

Canada Soccer is seeking additional information concerning the capabilities of firms with proven demonstrable experience in designing and setting up websites and/or facilitating participation of website users through various back-end integrations. Experience is needed to set-up sites using readily available open source platforms such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Willingness to work on previously developed, in-place solutions also a consideration.

Information about capacity and interest is sought in the form of a list of projects completed, service capacities, role in past projects, tools used, and active websites.

Selection of Vendor

It is anticipated that the project will engage a solicitation or call for proposal through a separate solicitation.

Time for Response

Please provide information to Canada Soccer’s Digital and Corporate Communications Manager Brad Fougere by March 1, 2017.
 

Canada Soccer announced today the hiring and expansion of several roles within its Technical Department as the organization continues to fulfill its Leading Soccer Nation four-year strategic plan. The hiring of a newly created Manager of Development Operations within the Technical Department and expanded roles for the Women’s EXCEL program staff along with the addition of a former member of the Women’s National Team will provide stability to the technical side of the organization and increase capacity to develop programs that impact player and coach development.

“As a leading soccer nation, Canada Soccer continues to build on the pillars that are necessary for our country to realize its full potential,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer. “We are focussed on supporting players, coaches and officials at all levels of the sport and the hiring of Jason deVos as our Director of Development was an important step in ensuring the growth of our game under the right conditions. We look forward to the contributions from our newest staff members, welcome those who have been with us in the past in different capacities, and congratulate our current staff members on their expanded roles.”

Under the direction of Canada Soccer’s Director of Development Jason deVos, Canada Soccer is pleased to announce the hiring of our new Manager of Development Operations, Dave Nutt. A former National Team Manager with Canada Soccer, Nutt returns to the organization having spent the past eight years with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association where he led the redevelopment of the provincial soccer system in the province. In his role, he led the integration project to align the Saskatchewan player pathway into the Canada Soccer Player Pathway.

“Dave’s ability to be a strategic thinker and to execute and deliver has been very impressive,” said deVos. “We’re excited to bring him on board and he’s sure to become a valuable member of the development team within the Technical Department.”

Within the Women’s EXCEL Program, two current staff members are narrowing their areas of responsibility while a familiar face from the Women’s National Team joins the group in a staff capacity. Bev Priestman will become the National EXCEL Director for the 14-20 year age group with the overall responsibility for the continued development of the National EXCEL programme including our U15, U17 and U20 teams. Joey Lombardi will now take full responsibility for all Regional EXCEL delivery in his new position as Regional EXCEL Director for the 13-17 year old age group.

Following a 15-year career in the Women’s National Team Program that began in 2001 with the National Women’s U-20 Team at the age of 16, Carmelina Moscato will now be the Regional EXCEL Talent Manager, transitioning from her role as a player and bringing those years of experience on the pitch to the sidelines across the country in identifying top young talent. The role was created as part of a new EXCEL initiative to support the transition of elite players into elite coaching positions with an overall vision of “women leading women.”

“After four years of building the EXCEL system and structure throughout Canada, which has produced 8 Olympic medal winners in 2016, it’s time to focus on improving the quality of our delivery at national and regional levels. The structure is in place, but we recognize that to get to number one and to remain there, we now need to push the EXCEL standards even higher in coach and player development,” said Women's National Team Head Coach John Herdman. “These new positions will provide both an intensity in focus and strong leadership to our national and regional EXCEL programmes.”

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