Canada Soccer Statement

Canada Soccer has a proven track record of supporting women’s soccer.

Pay equity for our Women’s National Team is at the core of our ongoing player negotiations. Canada Soccer will not agree to any deal without it.

We have also previously informed our Women’s National Team Players that the “Friends and Family” program, granted to our Men’s National Team Players at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, will be replicated for our Women’s National Team Players at FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.

This is real change in action, but there is more to do. To continue that important work, we need to have a collective bargaining agreement in place to responsibly plan for the future. We presented an equity-based proposal to our players from both National Teams and their counsel several months ago and we are still waiting for a definitive response to the terms of that proposal.  

Canada Soccer and our legal counsel will be meeting with our Women’s National Team Players in Orlando Saturday morning, as agreed to last Sunday, to continue our discussions. 

We want to get this resolved for both of our National Teams and for soccer in Canada.