Highest domestic club futsal competition scheduled to return in 2022
Canada Soccer has announced that the 2021 Futsal Canadian Championship scheduled to take place in May 2021 has ben cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 edition was also cancelled due to the suspension of sanctioned soccer in March 2020 as coronavirus public safety measures were instituted.
Launched in 2015 as the highest domestic futsal competition leading to international competition, the Futsal Canadian Championship has grown from a two-team tournament in 2015 to include seven Member Association representatives from Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Yukon and Nunavut. Nunavut’s participation for the first time in 2018 was a milestone for the territory as it was the first-ever National Championships participation for the Member Association.
Ontario’s Toronto Idolo are the back-to-back defending champions having won the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Futsal Canadian Championship. Quebec’s Sporting Outlaws were the 2017 champions and participated in the 2017 Concacaf Futsal Club Championship in Honduras. Toronto United Futsal won the competition in 2016. Futsal Club Toronto won the inaugural competition in 2015 after having participated in the 2014 Concacaf Futsal Club Championship.
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.