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Recognizing Pride Month

All can participate and unite in soccer in British Columbia!

June 2, 2021 – Vancouver, BC

As we all look forward with optimism with the updated Return to Play Plan announced yesterday, we reaffirm that BC Soccer welcomes all individuals to participate in soccer and believes that embracing differences while removing barriers to promote diversity and equity and foster inclusion, is integral to serving the wider soccer community.

BC Soccer is pleased to recognize Pride Month and to see our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion see our policy and also objectives within the 2024 Strategic Plan aim to help soccer in this space.

Safe Sport Statement
BC Soccer believes that everyone involved in soccer has the right to participate in safe and inclusive environments free of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and to enjoy the sport at whatever level or capacity they participate in.

The welfare of everyone involved in soccer is the foremost consideration and in particular, the protection of children in the sport is the responsibility of everyone involved.

About BC Soccer
Established in 1904, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.