British Columbia Provincial Football Association: Football Canada
Football Canada  

Football Canada is the National Governing Body of Canadian Amateur Football, which represents tackle, touch, and flag components including players, coaches, officials, and administrators.

Football Canada’s mission is to initiate, sustain, and encourage programs, services and activities targeted at all levels, from novice to the elite, which foster safe and ethical participation in amateur football.

1)  Football Canada whose purpose, through its members, is to initiate, regulate, and manage the programs, services’ and events that promote participation and excellence in Canadian Amateur Football.

2)  Football Canada, within Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is designing the NCCP to meet the needs of practicing coaches, from beginner to experienced.  The program is structured in several levels and presents coaches with the practical, technical, and theoretical aspects of coaching.

3)  Football Canada provides members to have an opportunity to participate in sanctioned national events, such as the Football Canada Cup and NFL Flag National Championships.  Members also have the opportunity to represent Canada in international competition at the IFAF sanctioned tournaments.  Football Canada’s national teams compete in the IFAF Junior Championships, IAFA Senior World Cup, and the IFAF Flag Football Senior World Championship.

4)  Football Canada influences the development and direction of football in Canada.  We offer the members the opportunity to develop their potential on the National Stage whether as an athlete, a coach, an official, administrator, or support/medical equipment staff.

5)  Football Canada is committed to provide specific expertise in a wide range, of sport science fields, and relate that expertise specifically to football in order to maintain a high quality and profile of research in all aspects of the game. 


Football Canada Cup

The objective of Football Canada Cup is to promote the game of football to Canada’s youth; encourage individuals to participate in football at a high level of competition and to instill a lifelong commitment to fitness, fair-play, and fun through recreational and organized games of football.

Specific Objectives of the Football Canada Cup

1)  To provide Canada’s best players in the Under 18 age divisions the opportunity to participate in a National Championship and develop their skills.

2)  2016 CFL Draft
  • Representing Football Canada’s high performance pathway, six Junior National Team products were amongst the 70 players that heard their names called at the 2016 CFL Draft. In addition, 15 draftees competed at the Football Canada Cup while ten played in the International Bowl as part of the IFAF World Team.
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  • 21 players passed through Football Canada’s high performance pathway.
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3)  To promote National Unity by permitting athletes from the various regions of Canada to live together once a year while participating in a National Championship, and to see and experience the culture of the Host Province and city.

4)  The Football Canada Cup provides all twenty seven University and fifteen Junior coaches an opportunity to observe and identify the top players in a highly competitive football environment, as well as many off field situations.  

5)  To promote and develop consistent delivery systems, programs, and rules among all Provincial Associations for the development of young football players.

6)  To promote Football Canada and Provincial Association Programs

7)  To encourage individuals to continue playing Amateur Football in Canada at the Junior and University levels.

“Our ultimate goal is to get the best football players in Canada – all that talent pool in one place and at the same time help us select the team that’s going to help us represent Canada in the International Bowl Tournament”.  Head Coach Warren Craney   

International Bowl

Canada competed against the United States in the International Bowl Series in Texas 2016.

The selected participants of the International Bowl will be comprised of standouts from the Canada Cup and in addition to some try-out camp standouts.   
Team Canada

As a member of the International Federation of America Football (IFAF), Canada,  competes in IFAF World Championships in addition to the International Bowl Series.

To be eligible to participate in Football Canada’s National Teams program, players and coaches must be members of their provincial football association.