Shawn Gore is just the latest Canadian football player to go on to an interesting career Written by: Andrew Bucholtz Long-time B.C. Lions receiver Shawn Gore retired after seven seasons with the team to join the Vancouver Police Department on May 4, but he’s far from the first Canadian football player to have a notable […]
By: Andrew Bucholtz Injuries suffered by CFL players on the job are treated very differently from those suffered by people in many other Canadian professions, and the CFLPA isn’t happy with that. The players’ association launched a #1PlayAway campaign in March to try and raise awareness of how teams are currently only required to rehabilitate […]
By: Andrew Bucholtz The CFL is a fascinating league, and those who play in it are remarkable people. Whether Canadian or American, arriving from Canadian schools, small American schools, traditional NCAA powerhouses, stints with NFL teams or even backgrounds in other sports, they all come together to produce the CFL product we see. All of […]
The CFL announced earlier today that commissioner Jeffrey Orridge will be departing from the league, effective June 30, 2017. The CFLPA respects the Board of Governors of the Canadian Football League and commissioner Jeffrey Orridge’s decision to mutually part ways and acknowledges the accomplishments the commissioner has made during the time he has spent working […]
“I can’t wrap my head around the thought of having to bargain the right to be rehabilitated for injuries sustained in the workplace. I struggle with the fact that this has to be a negotiation.” – Brian Ramsay, CFLPA Executive Director Click here to read the full article.
A severe injury can destroy more than just a player’s career. Every game – every play, CFL players take a gamble with their future. CFL players need adequate health coverage to rebuild their bodies and lives in the event of a serious injury. But currently, that coverage doesn’t exist. Without coverage from the workplace compensation […]
The CFL Players’ Association is proud to announce the launch of a new campaign during Canadian Football Week. Called #1PlayAway, the new campaign aims to draw awareness to the current lack of health and safety coverage afforded to professional football players and fellow athletes. Because players are not covered under the workplace compensation system provided […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24/11/16 CFLPA 2016 ALL-STAR TEAM Toronto, ON (Nov 24, 2016) – The CFL Players’ Association is pleased to announce its 2016 CFLPA All-Star Team: OFFENCE: DEFENCE: Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell Calgary Stampeders Defensive End John Chick Hamilton Tiger Cats Offensive Tackle Jovan Olafioye BC Lions Defensive End Charleston Hughes Calgary […]