September 28, 2022 - Vancouver BC
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation
Along with partners Hope & Health, BC Soccer encourages its member organizations and their affiliates to join the Orange Shirt “Light the Path” movement
Friday marks the first ever National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and as part of BC Soccer’s wider Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan, the Association is pledging its commitment a reconciliation journey, in partnership with Hope and Health.
Over the next couple of days, BC Soccer will be introducing you to three leaders from Indigenous communities including Musqueam and Alert Bay, sharing their personal stories of how the game positively impacted their lives, and the role sports can play in the pride, health, and future of their respective communities.
Our goal at BC Soccer is to identify and remove barriers to participation among under-represented groups, and in the case of First Nations communities, there is so much for us to learn, which we are committed to doing. The “Light the Path” Orange Shirts designed by Debra Sparrow are available here.
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