Canadian Soccer Association wraps up weekend meetings

The Canadian Soccer Associated has concluded its weekend meetings which ran 18-20 January in Toronto, ON. The highlight of the weekend was a series of strategic planning sessions that ran on Friday and Saturday involving top-level national and provincial members. The weekend also featured a Board of Directors meeting and a Special General Meeting.
Once completed the strategic plan will be the Canadian Soccer Association’s new blueprint for the next five years. The plan will receive significant discussion over the next several months leading up to the Annual General Meeting being held in St. John’s, NL, in early May.

The Canadian Soccer Associated has concluded its weekend meetings which ran 18-20 January in Toronto, ON. The highlight of the weekend was a series of strategic planning sessions that ran on Friday and Saturday involving top-level national and provincial members. The weekend also featured a Board of Directors meeting and a Special General Meeting.
Once completed the strategic plan will be the Canadian Soccer Association’s new blueprint for the next five years. The plan will receive significant discussion over the next several months leading up to the Annual General Meeting being held in St. John’s, NL, in early May.
On Sunday, the Special General Meeting was held to approve the Canadian Soccer Association’s budget for 2008. The meetings had full representation from all the provincial and territorial members. Mr Ryan Fequet, the newly-appointed President of the Northwest Territories, took part in his first Board of Directors meeting.
National-team representatives Amy Walsh and Chris Pozniak were also on hand for the Special General Meeting. Walsh missed the women’s national team’s recent trip to China for the Four Nations Tournament because of an injury. Pozniak, meanwhile, is presently heading to Florida for the men’s national team’s first training camp of the 2008 season.
The Canadian Soccer Association’s next series of meetings are scheduled for the weekend of 14-16 March in Ottawa, ON. These meetings will include both an Executive Committee as well as a Board of Directors meeting.
The Canadian Soccer Association, in partnership with its members and all its corporate partners, is dedicated to the growth and development of soccer for all Canadians at all levels. The Canadian Soccer Association is also dedicated to providing leadership and good governance for the sport. The Canadian Soccer Association’s goals include providing opportunities to all members from participation at the grassroots level to the FIFA World Cups, encouraging positive values in all aspects of the sport, and being recognised as a major player in the sport.

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