Canada Soccer announced Tuesday that it has agreed to undertake a recipient compliance audit and a governance assessment, at the request of The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport. The two reviews will occur simultaneously and aim to strengthen and improve the financial and governance structures at Canada Soccer.
In a letter sent to Canada Soccer today, the Minister requested and Canada Soccer has agreed to, the following elements:
“While Canada Soccer has already taken steps to enhance our governance standards, we thank Minister St-Onge for her letter and for her collaborative approach in our efforts to further enhance our financial and operational transparency,” said Jason deVos, interim General Secretary, Canada Soccer. “We look forward to working together and alongside our partners at Sport Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Own The Podium to ensure the recommendations of the audit and the governance review are dealt with responsibly and swiftly.”
Canada Soccer has recently become a proud signatory to the Abuse-Free Sport program, including the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner as a condition of funding for all National Sport Organizations. Additionally, and as part of Canada Soccer’s ongoing work to enhance Safe Sport standards, Canada Soccer accepted all 38 recommendations in the McLaren Report last summer and hired Allison Forsyth and ITP Sport to meet and exceed those recommendations. That work is well underway.
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