Canada is ready to welcome the world!
Canada is proud to host two major international women’s soccer competitions. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick from August 5 to 24, 2014.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick from June 6 to July 5, 2015.
Held every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ is one of the world’s premier women’s sport events. In fact, Canada 2015 will be the largest women’s single sport competition ever held.
“It is not every day that Canadians get the chance to experience world-class soccer right here at home. I am certain that sports fans across the country will join together with national pride to cheer on our national teams as they take on the world’s best.” -The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport)
The Government of Canada has committed up to $15 million from Sport Canada’s Hosting Program for the two tournaments. Hosting these tournaments will result in lasting sport excellence, sport development and economic and community benefits for Canada.
We are proud to support soccer in Canada. Through Sport Canada’s Sport Support Program, the Canadian Soccer Association received over $2.8 million in 2013–14, including over $1.8 million in targeted funding recommended by Own the Podium to help the Canadian team prepare for the tournament. As well, through the Athlete Assistance Program, 49 women soccer athletes received direct funding in 2013-14 to help them train in pursuit of world-class performances.