BC Soccer’s Charter Program is designed to assist and support members (full and associate) and affiliated soccer clubs.  The program is open to all BC Soccer members, affiliated clubs and BC Soccer associate members.  The charter is a free “opt-in” program meaning organizations have the choice to be a part of it with Standard One being purposely designed to be achievable by all organizations, regardless of their size or location across the province. The Program’s criteria is based on three top line categories being, Technical, Governance, and Administration.  For more information on the criteria visit the Standards page.

The Charter Program, introduced in 2016, originally was scheduled to consist of three progressions with Standard One being available in 2016 and Standards Two and Standards Three being available in 2017 and 2018. BC Soccer is not releasing Standards Two and Three as previously planned in support of the implementation of Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program.


There are numerous benefits associated with being a part of a program of this nature, including:

  • Provide a structured framework for organizations to work within, which is supported by BC Soccer services.
  • Provide an environment to share Good Practices in development, governance, administrative and service.
  • Proactively address trends (legal, social or cultural).
  • Build a better soccer structure for BC.

In addition to providing direct support to soccer organizations across BC, the program also helps give players and their parents peace of mind, by knowing that a base level of criteria is being adhered to. 

Background Information

For more background information on what BC Soccer completed leading up to the January 2016 announcment and introduction of the Charter Program, please see the following press releases and supporting documentation:

July 30, 2015 - BC Soccer To Create Club Charter Program

December 1, 2015 - BC Soccer to support Club Charter Program with Grassroots Club Charter Leads

October 30, 2017 - BC Soccer prepares for Future Canada Soccer Club License Program