NEWS RELEASE Friday July 7, 2017 CFL Players’ Association says brain autopsy of veteran player Rick Klassen showing stage II CTE is evidence for urgent need to reduce unnecessary contact, improve player safety and rehabilitation TORONTO – The Canadian Football League Players’ Association says the brain autopsy of veteran CFL lineman […]
NEWS RELEASE Wednesday July 5, 2017 CFL Players’ Association congratulates new CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie; hopes having ex-CFL player will move forward outstanding player safety and rehabilitation issues TORONTO – The Canadian Football League Players’ Association is congratulating new CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie on his appointment today. “We congratulate and welcome Randy Ambrosie as the […]
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 […]