In recent days, Project Eight has released an update on their efforts to bring women’s professional soccer to Canada. We are excited about the prospects and look forward to working collaboratively on moving the women’s game forward.
Canada Soccer has shared our response with respective media outlets as follows:
“This is excellent news for our sport and Canada Soccer is in support of the proposal for the launch of a women’s professional league in Canada. We are always open and willing to work with individuals and organisations that want to further develop the women’s game, which is a vitally important part of Canada Soccer’s Strategic Plan. This initiative is aligned with work we have already started and the launch of a women’s professional league prior to the FIFA World Cup 2026™ has always been one of my priorities as president.”
— Dr. Nick Bontis, President, Canada Soccer
“This is a defining moment for soccer in our country. The addition of a Canadian professional women’s league advances the game and player pathways domestically and it strengthens the ecosystem globally. We are excited that our research and strategic planning in the past few months aligns with the vision put forward by Diana Matheson and Project 8. As the governing body for the game in Canada, Canada Soccer has an operational and administrative duty by which our General Secretary is ultimately responsible for all league sanctioning. This process will be done collaboratively and we look forward to working together on next steps.”
— Breagha Carr-Harris, Canada Soccer’s Head of Women’s Professional Soccer