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2021 

January 8, 2021 - Chantal Boudreau named as candidate for FIFA Women's World Cup Australia/New Zealand 2023, 2021 Registration Information, 2021 Sask Summer Games cancelled, Chad Striker named Canada Soccer Nation Champion, Surveys, Women is Sport Workshops
January 12, 2020 - COVID 19 Update - Government Restrictions Extended

 

2020

March 10, 2020 - includes an update from Canada Soccer regarding international travel.
March 12, 2020 - includes an update in regards to the Annual General Meeting and Member Sessions.
March 13, 2020 - Canada soccer, and Saskatchewan Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities.
March 27, 2020 - includes information about upcoming engagement opportunities and communication plans.
April 3, 2020 - includes SSA Staff updates and upcoming opportunities. 
April 9, 2020 - includes information about the April 14 member call.
April 17, 2020 - includes information about RAMP and Paystone refunds. 
April 24, 2020 - includes information about the April 28 member call and Goalline Exit.
May 1, 2020 - includes information about online coaching and referee courses and fees. 
May 8, 2020 - includes important information about insurance coverage.
May 22, 2020 - includes information about Insurance for Return to Play
May 29. 2020 - includes the information about the Return to Soccer Plan, member survey, insurance, and facilities.
June 5, 2020 -  includes Return to Soccer planning and outdoor fee information, staffing changes, and club licensing incentive information 
June 10, 2020 - Official release of the Return to Soccer Plan
June 12, 2020 - includes Canada Soccer Assessment tool and outdoor registration information
June 16, 2020 - includes information on the phase 4.1 start date or June 22 and outdoor registration details.
June 19, 2020 - includes information on SSA RTSP Phase 2, outdoor registration information and Commit 2 Kids Training reduced rate
June 26, 2020 - includes information on SSA RTSP Phase 3,SSA's Inclusivity and Diversity Advisory Group, staffing update, SSA alumni on Sask Sport Board, and registration updates
July 3, 2020 - includes information on updates to the SSA RTSP to include indoor, change to referee fees for 2020, COVID 19 modifications to the Laws of the Game, and coaching education information (Youth License and B-National Part 2)
July 10, 2020 - includes FAQ updates, update for Club Licensing requirements for competitions, Saskatchewan Summer Games age group update, and referee registration details.
July 17, 2020 - includes FAQ update, Rural Return to Soccer Webinar information, Saskatchewan Winter Games announcement, MED Course hosted by SYSI registration and coaching requirement update.
July 24, 2020 - includes FAQ updates, Thomas Hasal MLS debut, Global Week of Inclusion, SSA search for historian, MO in Media, and Rural Webinar conclusion.
July 31, 2020 - includes in-person education course update, Thomas Hasal continues to make waves in MLS, CPL begins in August, SERP and Candidates update, and University of Toronto parent study.
August 7, 2020 - includes information on Canada Soccer C and B License courses, Club Licensing National Youth Club License applications, New Contact Orientation Webinars, virtual workshop series focusing on sport experiences for girls and young women, and HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development online workshop
August 14, 2020 - includes Mini League questions to the Business Response Team, updates to the FAQ document, socially distanced award SSA presentations and Canada Soccer new digital platform
August 21, 2020 - includes updates on Mini League Management, SHSAA update, Canada Games Information Release and National Coaches Week Information
August 28, 2020 - includes launch of Female Coach Mentorship Program, Canadian Women and Sport workshops, and congratulations to Chantal Boudreau on her MLS debut as a referee
September 4, 2020 - important Return to Soccer Updates, MAP Grant Follow-up Reminder, Diversity Group Updates
September 11, 2020 - Return to Soccer Updates, COVID 19 Related Grants Available, and lots of education opportunities. 
September 18, 2020 - Return to Soccer updates, postponement of 2021 Canada Summer Games, cancellation of 2022 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, and Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference
September 25, 2020 - Return to Soccer updates including important information about the size of Mini Leagues, Adaptive Sport Grants, final reminder regarding MAP and registration deadline and the further postponement of NAIG.
October 5, 2020 - Board Nomination and Recognition Awards Nomination Information, Bylaw Amendments and Consultation, and Policy and Fee Updates. 
October 9, 2020 - New Member Benefits Document, Insurance Information, New RAMP features and How to Manage Your Technical Direction Workshop Information. 
October 16, 2020 - RTSP Update, November Member Sessions, Indoor Registration Reminder, WISE Fund Applications Open, No Ref - No Game Webinar
October 23, 2020 - Return to Soccer update, Registration Open for November Member Sessions, Indoor Registration Reminder, Petro-Canadaâ„¢ Sport Leadership sportif Conference
October 30, 2020 - COVID Cases in Saskatoon, Return to Soccer Resources Update, Bylaw Consultation, Final MAP Grant Reminder, Registration Reminder, November Member Sessions, Indoor Provincial Championships
November 6, 2020 - Mask update, Bylaw amendments, new date for Canada Summer Games, Fast and Female Virtual Summit, Coaching through Covid Live Webinars, November Member Sessions
November 13, 2020 - Increased Government restrictions, new sport guidelines, Return to Soccer Plan updates, Template Letters for a Positive Case, November Sessions, 2020 Fast and Female Virtual Summit
November 20, 2020 - Masking Requirements increased, BRT requested feedback on guidelines from sport, Whitecaps FC and SSA announce expanded partnership, introduction of SSA's Diversity and Inclusion Group, online workshops for member organizations, coaches, referees.
November 25, 2020 - Important COVID-19 Update - Restrictions increased
November 27, 2020 - Clarification on increased Restrictions, Updated COVID Resources, November Member Session Recordings, Canada Soccer AMM, Canada Soccer Nation Champions 
December 4, 2020 - Further clarification on increased restrictions, action plan reminder for Club Licensing Applicants, SSA Recognition Award Reminder, December 15 Registration Deadline, PayStone Mass Refunds, Coach Mentorship Webinar
December 11, 2020 - Member Organization Satisfaction Survey, Managing Your Soccer Club Tutorial now available, SSA Recognition Awards final reminder, coach education opportunities, holiday closures
December 17, 2020 - Happy Holidays! November 27 sport restrictions extended, insurance broker update, Member Organization Satisfaction Survey, Youth Futsal Provincials cancelled, MAP Grant 2020 Complete
 
 
 

Member Discussions 

April 14, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Features Jason de Vos, Canada Soccer Director of Development. The focus of the discussion was return to play options.
April 28, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Features Paul Varian, Capitis Consulting and his thoughts on what we can be doing now to come back stronger after the pandemic. Paul Varian's slide deck - 10 productive things for your club to focus on during COVID 19 Lockdown.
May 12, 2020 - partial recording of the discussion. Features Stuart Neely, Manager of Coach Education with Canada Soccer. Stuart's slide deck. Discussion on about return to play survey.
May 26, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Features a presentation of the Return to Soccer Plan draft and information on insurance coverage. 
June 9, 2020 - recording of the discussion. A review of the Return to Soccer Plan Draft, Earl Cochrane from Canada Soccer joins us for an overview of the Canada Soccer Assessment Tool, and insurance/registration information is provided.
June 23, 2020 - recording of the discussion. A walk through on how to setup registration, information on the newly released Government guidelines and how they impact the SSA Return to Soccer Plan, and an update on Club Nationals. 
July 7, 2020 - recording of the discussion. An update on Indoor Guidelines for Return to Soccer, clarification on guidelines related to Return to Soccer, MAP Grant, Coaching Education, and Referee Registration information.
July 21, 2020 - recording of the discussion. We discuss major events and games updates, Global Week of Inclusion, Sterling BackCheck for online criminal record checks, when a player can return to play after sickness, and what happens when government guidelines aren't followed.
August 11, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Includes updates on the Return to Soccer FAQ document, information on Canada Soccer C and B License courses, Club Licensing National Youth Club License applications, New Contact Orientation Webinars, and Coaching Education update.
September 8, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Discussion of recent updates on the Return to Soccer Plan and FAQ document, information on National Coaches Week, Female Mentorship Program and important upcoming deadlines. 
October 13, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Includes information on Return to Soccer updates, Board Nominations, Insurance, Member Benefits, Awards and Recognition and November Member Sessions.
November 9, 2020 - recording of the discussion. Includes Return to Soccer Plan Updates, SYSI's debrief of cases in Saskatoon and an update from Swift Current, November Member Sessions, and Bylaw amendments.
December 8, 2020 - Whitecaps FC and SSA expanded partnership, Return to Soccer Update, Board Nominations and SSA Recognition Awards reminder, Canada Soccer Nation Champions

 

 
 
Our sport is underway during the pandemic. It's a challenging time, but support from our partners allows us to offer opportunities for kids to play. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. Nous reconnaissons l'appui [financier] du gouvernement du Canada.
 


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