skip navigation

Football Canada Summit

10/01/2020, 10:00am PDT
By Supplied

The CJFL will partner with the CFL and USports

Canadian leaders in football announced that they will come together for a two-part Canadian Football Summit Meeting Series. The first of two-discussion series will be held remotely throughout the month of October. Stakeholders have identified five key areas of focus for the initial series of discussions. Within each area of focus, the group will review the current state of the game and collaboratively identify and explore key opportunities to further grow and develop the sport.

Leadership from Football Canada, Canadian Football League (CFL), Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL), U SPORTS and leadership from the Canada West, OUA, RSEQ and AUS have confirmed their participation for the first of two-round meeting series.

“We have the opportunity to do something which is long overdue and that’s to bring this game together as a unified force,” said Football Canada President, Jim Mullin. “I get the sense from the isolation of phone and Zoom calls we are all sharing, that the desire to work cooperatively is at an all-time high. We have a unique opportunity for the sport to emerge with a renewed energy, organization and purpose. I want to ensure football is ready for Canadians when we fully step back into our communities and the game.”

The second set of discussions will seek further detailed discussion and alignment on female tackle football, high school football, flag football, specific diversity issues and regional relationships. The second round will follow a similar format and will run over two weeks early this winter.

“We are committed to this Summit as we work towards a strong return in 2021,” said CJFL Commissioner Jim Pankovich.   Working collaboratively with our Canadian football partners is extremely important as we return from missing a season on the field due to the pandemic. We are thrilled to be participating in these discussions and working groups with others from across the country to provide new and improved football opportunities for young athletes.”

Key topics that will be on the agenda this month include:

1.    Programming and New Engagement
Focus on enhancing, supporting, and promoting the existing grass roots youth football programming being delivered across the country. While also exploring ways to further introduce the game of football (contact and non-contact) to new populations of youth. The group will also discuss paths to coaching, officiating and diversity.

2.    Competitions and Events
The group will review the current calendar of Canadian Football events and discuss opportunities to align operations that will build stronger revenue streams, increase media attention & broaden audiences.

3.    International
Discussions will focus on how the Canadian Football ecosystem can further align to solidify Canada’s position as global leader in the sport while also supporting the globalization of the game.

4.    Information and Visibility
Stakeholders will address opportunities to enhance the promotion and recognition of Canadian Football endeavours.

5.    Alignment
Leaders will assess the possibility of streamlining and standardizing various processes to create resources that are beneficial to multiple parties.

This marks the first Football Summit Series since 2006.

Tag(s): Home  Teams  BCFC  OFC  PFC  Niagara Regional Raiders  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  London Beefeaters  Okanagan Sun  Ottawa Sooners  Grand River Predators  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  St. Clair Fratmen  Winnipeg Rifles  Team Schedules  BCFC Schedule  BCFC Playoffs  PFC Playoffs  Teams  BCFC  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  Okanagan Sun  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  PFC  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Winnipeg Rifles  OFC  Niagara Regional Raiders  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  London Beefeaters  Ottawa Sooners  Grand River Predators  St. Clair Fratmen  Valley Huskers  Westshore Rebels  Edmonton Wildcats  Edmonton Huskies  Niagara Raiders  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  London Beefeaters  Ottawa Sooners  Grand River Predators  Windsor AKO Fratmen  Teams  BCFC  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  Okanagan Sun  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  PFC  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Winnipeg Rifles  OFC  Niagara Regional Raiders  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  London Beefeaters  Ottawa Sooners  St. Clair Fratmen  Teams  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  London Beefeaters  Niagara Regional Raiders  Okanagan Sun  Ottawa Sooners  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  St. Clair Fratmen  Winnipeg Rifles  BCFC  OFC  PFC  BCFC  PFC  OFC  Teams  BCFC  OFC  PFC  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  Okanagan Sun  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Winnipeg Rifles  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  London Beefeaters  Niagara Regional Raiders  Ottawa Sooners  St. Clair Fratmen  BCFC  OFC  PFC  Teams  BCFC  Kamloops Broncos  Langley Rams  Okanagan Sun  Valley Huskers  Vancouver Island Raiders   Westshore Rebels  OFC  GTA Grizzlies  Hamilton Hurricanes  London Beefeaters  Niagara Regional Raiders  Ottawa Sooners  St. Clair Fratmen  PFC  Calgary Colts  Edmonton Huskies  Edmonton Wildcats  Regina Thunder  Saskatoon Hilltops  Winnipeg Rifles