Women & Girls IDEA Day, presented by Visa


Join Canada Soccer for an inspiring webinar dedicated to empowering women and girls in soccer. Hosted on Thursday 21 March, Canada Soccer’s 2024 Women & Girls IDEA Day, presented by Visa, will feature Women’s National Team legend Erin McLeod as the keynote speaker. As a pioneering athlete and advocate for gender equality in sports, McLeod brings a wealth of experience and passion, sharing invaluable insights on overcoming obstacles and achieving success in soccer.


Alongside McLeod, the Women & Girls IDEA Day, presented by Visa, will also shine a spotlight on three fantastic community club leaders who are making a real difference at the grassroots level. These three leaders are dedicated to getting girls into soccer and ensuring they stay involved.

Canada Soccer’s Women & Girls IDEA Day will amplify the great work being done in communities across our country and serve as a catalyst for change, inspiring participants to create more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible spaces. Canada Soccer will highlight best practices and success stories from soccer organizations in Canada that have made substantial progress in promoting IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility), with a particular focus on Women and Girls.

The Women & Girls IDEA Day session is supported through Visa’s Play and Stay program, developed in collaboration with Canada Soccer, to uplift girls and encourage them to stay engaged in the sport of soccer.

Canada Soccer hosted the first IDEA Day in December 2023, a first-of-its-kind forum for our sport in Canada highlighting LGBTQ+ Inclusion and New to Canada participants.