Offering participants of “all abilities” the opportunity to partake in soccer activities. Programs and initiatives include “all abilities”, Soccer in School, and non-traditional soccer including futsal, walking soccer, co-ed soccer and U13+ Small Sided Games. “All Abilities” Programs and activities can include Para, Amputee, Power chair, hearing impaired, adaptive soccer and other program offerings. Canada Soccer’s Long-Term Player Development ‘Players with Disability’ document includes more details.
Every year, BC Soccer awards Grants (limit one per fiscal year per member organization) to help support Strategic Plan initiatives, while fostering alignment between Canada Soccer’s Club Licencing Program and other national initiatives. These $1,000 Development grants provide additional support to organizations while focusing on removing potential barriers to meet, or exceed, the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Standards.
Development grants may assist organizations in creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for participants in line with Canada Soccer’s Guide to Accessibility & Inclusion. This Development Grant Guidelines document provides further details. To apply for a Development Grant, you can either complete this form, or contact BC Soccer's Club Engagement Officer Reid Calder.