Strategic Plan Summary

2024 Strategic Plan

The development of BC Soccer's 2024 Strategic Plan was led by the Strategic Planning Working Group, Chaired by board member Gayle Statton (elected President in November 2020). The process included reviewing BC Soccer’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, membership feedback surveys from the last five years, Canada Soccer and Via Sport Strategic Plans and directions, and engaging a third-party consultant to survey all members and stakeholders.  Engagement also included group sessions with BC Soccer board and staff teams and over 40 one-on-one meetings with targeted members and stakeholders. The development process began in the summer of 2019 and was a thorough process over the last 12 months. BC Soccer’s Board of Directors have approved the plan which will be in effect until December 31, 2024.

The 5 specific goals: 

1: Soccer is Safe and Respectful:  Work towards becoming the most inclusive sport in BC

2: Redefine and Strengthen BC Soccer’s Membership: take a forward-thinking approach to improve BC Soccer’s delivery model.

3: Strengthen Business Operations and Strive for Governance Excellence:  Evolve board & staff to be more strategic and forward-thinking while working with soccer members and stakeholders to improve the game

4: Increase Soccer Interest and Participation: Encourage enjoyment, inclusivity and growth

5: Coach Player and Referee Development: Support retention and development of referees and coaches.

You can download the PDF brochure HERE

2016-2019 Strategic Plan

BC Soccer’s aim is to support Canada Soccer in reaching their goals of national and international success for  performance athletes as we build a strong soccer nation.  While supporting Canada Soccer BC Soccer must also ensure, the BC Provincial Government’s (ViaSport) holistic and encompassing goals of inclusiveness and accessibility are taken into account, as well as ensuring the members and the affiliates across the province are equally supported. To be a successful PSO, BC Soccer cannot compromise one set of goals or objectives for another.

BC Soccer's 2016-2019 Strategic Plan, which was introduced in April 2016 and carries the Association through to March 2020, is built with the following pillars:

1. Support members
2. Grow the game
3. Accessibility and excellence in sport performance
4. Technical and operational leadership
5. Governance

To view the 2016-2019 BC Soccer Strategic Plan CLICK HERE

2012-2015 Strategic Plan

In 2012 BC Soccer announced the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan, and published the 52 specific quantitative objectives which the association set to achieve the plan. This Strategic Plan and its specific quantified objectives, had been a guiding light for the association over those 3 fiscal years, while providing the membership as BC Soccer holds itself accountable for “doing what we said we would do”.  As the plan progressed, 2 objectives were broken into 4 therefore bringing the total of Quantified Objectives to 54. Please see this link for the final 2012-2015 BC Soccer Strategic Plan Report.

About BC Soccer

Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial spots organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants, consisting of registered players, coaches, referees, administrators and soccer leaders. As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.