Canada Soccer Club Licensing Program expands with adoption of Quebec-based clubs

A total of 163 clubs have received Canada Soccer Club Licences to date

Canada Soccer has announced the addition of 50 clubs to its National Youth Club Licensing Program from Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The announcement includes granting seven new Quebec-based clubs the Canada Soccer National Youth Club License, the highest youth club licence in the program. In addition, Member Association Levels 1 & 2 Club Licences were granted as Provincial and Regional Licences in Quebec, while two clubs in Nova Scotia have received the Member Association Level 1 Licence. The remainder of the clubs admitted into the program in December were Quality Soccer Providers from New Brunswick.

“Canada Soccer’s Youth Club Licensing Program is an ambitious standards-based classification program implemented to drive club development in Canadian soccer,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer President. “The admission of Quebec-based clubs, including seven organizations at the National Youth Club Licence level ensures the program’s safe sport and inclusivity pillars are embedded in the fabric of clubs and academies across the country and that participants are in developmentally appropriate training environments from coast-to-coast.”

Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program was launched in 2017 with the Canada Soccer Professional Club Licence. Canada Soccer announced the expansion of the program to youth soccer in 2018 in collaboration with its Provincial and Territorial Member Associations and incorporating international best practices.

To date, 163 Member Organizations from across nine Member Associations including 50 National Youth Club Licences holders in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia have been granted licences. More information on the program can be found at: https://www.canadasoccer.com/play-landing/club-licensing-program/

New Brunswick

Quality Soccer Provider

Club de Soccer Dieppe
Fundy Soccer Association

Nova Scotia

Member Association Level 1

Halifax City Soccer Club *
Suburban Football Club

* Upgraded from Quality Soccer Provider

Quebec

National Youth Club Licence

AS Blainville
Association de Soccer Chaudière-Ouest
Association de Soccer du Beauport
Association de Soccer Pierrefonds
Club de Soccer de St-Hubert
Club Soccer Longueuil
CS Monteuil

Member Association Level 2 (Provincial)

AS Charlesbourg
AS St-Lambert
Association de Soccer Québec-Centre
C.S.R.D.P.
Celtix du Haut-Richelieu
Club de soccer Caravelles de Sainte-Foy-Sillery
Club de Soccer des Rivières de Québec
Club de Soccer Dollard
Club de soccer Lanaudière Nord
Club de Soccer les Étoiles de L’Est
Club Soccer LaSalle
CS Mont-Royal Outremont
CS St-Laurent
FC Gatineau
FC Trois Lac
Lakeshore Soccer Club

Member Association Level 1 (Regional)

AS Montis
ASM Chambly
Association de soccer amateur de Pointe-Claire
Association de Soccer de Brossard
Association de soccer de Gatineau
Club de Soccer de Candiac
Club de Soccer de la Vallée-du-Richelieu
Club de soccer La Prairie
Club de soccer Les Ambassadeurs de Saint-Jérôme
Club de soccer Levis-Est
Club de Soccer Roussillon (CSR)
Club Soccer Fabrose
CS Boucherville
CS Chomedey
CS Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
CS St-Lazare Hudson
FC Anjou
FC Challenger Mirabel
FC Révolution
Lachine SC
Mistral de Sherbrooke
Optimum Victoriaville
Soccer Delta Laval
Union Lanaudière Sud

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

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