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The Canadian Amateur Football Association (CAFA) operating as Football Canada is the National Governing Body of Canadian Amateur Football, which represents tackle, touch and flag disciplines including players, coaches, officials and administrators.
PAST TO PRESENT
Football Canada was initially established February 7, 1884. It was known as the Canadian Rugby Football Union (CRFU) with the specific purpose of organizing play-off games between various union champions. From this modest beginning, the role and associated objectives of the CRFU grew and changed significantly as it developed into the National Governing Body of all Canadian amateur football.
On December 19, 1891, the CRFU was reorganized and the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU) was formed. Furthermore, it was to this organization, in 1909, that Lord Earl Grey, then Governor-General of Canada, entrusted a trophy to be awarded for the Rugby Football Championships of Canada….THE GREY CUP. In 1966, the trusteeship of the Grey Cup was turned over by the CRU to the CFL.
On January 1, 1967, a legally constituted body designated as the Canadian Amateur Football Association (CAFA) became the successor to the CRU.
In 1986, CAFA adopted the marketing name Football Canada to better reflect its heritage image and carry out its national mission.
Football Canada, in 2004, became a full member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), which is a full member with the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
WHO WE ARE
We are Football Canada
Grow the sport that we love through leadership, promotion, and development.
To be recognized as the leader in the global football community.
Our Core Values
Core values guide our beliefs and help to shape the culture of Football Canada. That means all of us: We are Football Canada.
We are passionate about building communities locally, nationally, and internationally
Safety and safe sport
We foster a culture that is safe for all
Inclusive and respectful
We create an environment where people feel they belong
Teamwork on and off the field
We work as one because together we achieve greater outcomes
We put the needs of all our stakeholders first and help people to develop and perform to their best abilities