Member Update - September 8
We stand together.
In the wake of the tragedies that have impacted James Smith Cree Nation and the community of Weldon, all of us in the SSA community send our deepest condolences to all the victims and families impacted. During this time of grief and healing it is important that we all take time to nurture ourselves and support each other in our community.
Hope for Wellness Helpline
(1-855-242-3310) is available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. The helpline provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week service by phone or online chat to those in need.
NAIG ID Camp - Rescheduled
In light of the recent events and tragedies we have rescheduled the second NAIG ID Camp to September 17 and 18. Full details are as follows:
Update - Government of Saskatchewan Implements PST on Sport Fees for 18+
On September 7, representatives from Sask Sport and Virtus group held a webinar to discuss how sales tax will be applied to some admissions, entertainment, and recreation activities effective October 1. The webinar was presented to multiple community and provincial sport, culture, and recreation organizations. Because of this, not all of the specific items related to SSA and our Membership were answered. We will be following up with Sask Finance to gain a better understanding of the implications to SSA.
Next Steps for Saskatchewan Soccer Association:
- Reach out to Sask Finance for clarification on how to proceed.
Next Steps for Member Organizations:
- If your Member Organization is offering programming for participants under the age of 18 years, there are no further actions required. You are encouraged to keep up to date with the progress of this PST implementation and be aware that this PST charge MAY be required on fees in the future as determined by the Government of Saskatchewan.
If your Member Organization is offering programming for participants aged 18 years and older, please consider the following actions:
- Reach out to Sask Finance with any questions relating to GST or PST charges. As possible, collect all participant fees up front and in full before October 1, 2022, as all fees collected before this date are not subject to the additional PST charge.
Ensure all entities within your Member Organization are aware of these incoming changes and requirements, as applicable.
PST Communications and Resources:
Save the Date: November SSA Leadership Sessions
We invite you to mark November 5-6, 2022 in your calendars as the in-person Fall sessions to be hosted in Saskatoon. Further details and links to register will be provided in the coming weeks.
Featured Member Education Opportunity
Looking to grow your organizational capacity in the world of marketing and communications? Seeking to build a strategic marketing plan that supports your organization’s overall goals and helps you attract, retain, and grow stakeholders?
Please join us for an overview of the program with FSQ on Wednesday September 21 at 8:00PM: Registration required
Reminder from the Registrar - Player Transfers
Does your organization have lots of new players this fall?
Please keep in mind that transfer documents need to be completed and submitted to SSA for any players coming from:
1) another club within Saskatchewan,
2) out of province, or
3) out of country.
These forms need to be completed before the players can register and get on the field.
MAP Grant Follow Up Deadline - September 30
The deadline to submit the MAP follow up is September 30.
Or register for one of the two upcoming MAP Grant follow up webinars:
If you have questions or would like to have your follow-up reports reviewed for advice on how to maximize your funding, please email Eden Senger (email@example.com)
to schedule a time between now and September 15. Alternatively, if you require an extension or need to revise your MAP grant application, please email Eden Senger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by September 15.
2022-23 Female Mentorship Program - Registration Now Open!
SSA Staffing Updates
Welcome Kelly Rawlings!
Kelly Rawlings will join SSA Staff in role of Coach and Technical Operations. Kelly has an extensive history within Soccer in Saskatchewan most recently serving as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Saskatchewan Soccer Association. Kelly can be reached at email@example.com
Upcoming C-Licence Workshops
The C Licence workshop is the entry-level course for Canada Soccer's Advanced Coach Education Program. The course is split into two parts, online theory, and in-person practical training. Coaches must first complete the online theory before they can attend the in-person practical.
Registration is now open for the following dates.
C-Licence Online Theory
September 6,13,20,27,2022 - Our Fall C-Licence Theory will be delivered in four 90 min synchronous sessions running from 7-8:30 pm each Thursday night.
C-Licence Practical On-Field Workshop
Saskatoon - September 30 and October 1, 2022
Weyburn - November 4 and 5, 2022
*Registration is now open and available through your RAMP registration portal.
: We ask that only one survey be submitted on behalf of each Member Organization/entity with a RAMP registration site.
Please answer the questions as honestly and constructively as you can. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Deadline: September 30, 2022
Visit Everyone’s Game Resource Centre in our bi-weekly communication to find informational and inspirational articles, member interviews, and developmental opportunities.?
: Newcomers to Canada often struggle with feeling like they belong. Sport and physical activity can help foster feelings of belongingness, bringing Canadians of all backgrounds together. Providing newcomers with resources on how to become involved in sport and physical activity at all levels is essential to ensure all sport is inclusive. View Sport for Life’s guide on how to foster a supportive environment for newcomers.
SSA Calendar of Events & Deadlines
Recordings of past webinars and COVID-19 member calls can be found on our YouTube Channel
September 17-18 Team SK NAIG Tryouts (Prince Albert)
September 30: MAP Grant Follow Up Deadline
October 22-23: Female Mentorship In-Person Sessions - Saskatoon
November 5 & 6: SSA Fall Member Sessions (Saskatoon)