7 September 2023



September 7th, 2023 


Third party organization to test air quality

TORONTO (September 7, 2023) – The Canadian Football League (CFL) and the CFL Players’ Association (CFLPA) have jointly released the following statement after a meeting to discuss their Air Quality Policy.

   After a productive meeting, we will maintain our existing Air Quality Policy. We have agreed to engage an independent third party organization to test air quality and provide measurements in real time.

​   The decision on whether to play – or to continue playing if a game is in progress – will be based solely on these air quality measurements.

​   Any measurement above an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) reading of 7 will halt play.

Randy Ambrosie
​Canadian Football League

Brian Ramsay
​Executive Director
​Canadian Football League Players’ Association

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About the CFLPA:  

The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Since 1965, the Association has worked to establish fair and reasonable working conditions while protecting the rights of all CFL players. In addition to negotiating and enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the CFLPA provides a variety of member services, builds corporate and community partnerships, and works diligently for the betterment of its membership. For the latest news regarding the CFLPA, please visit www.cflpa.com or follow us on social media @CFLPA. 

CFLPA Media Contact:   
Brendan Heisler, CFLPA Office | b.heisler@cflpa.com | 1-800-616-6865  

25 August 2023

CFLPA Player Rep Profiles- T.J. Lee

T.J. Lee is a Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) Player Representative for the BC Lions. Lee, a native of Seattle, Washington, played his university Football with the Eastern Washington Eagles of the NCAA, before eventually joining the BC Lions in 2014. T.J. is now in his 9th season with the Lions, having racked up an impressive 478 tackles and 24 interceptions over the course of his career.


As he enters his first year as a Player Representative for the CFLPA, we sat down with T.J. and asked him the following questions:

  1. Why did you want to become a CFLPA Player rep? 

I wanted to become a PA rep to extend my role as a leader of the team. I also wanted to expand my knowledge on player relations and protocol. 

  1. This is your 9th season playing in BC. How do you like living in Vancouver and how does it compare to Seattle where you grew up? 

I was born in Houston and raised in Seattle. I am actually living in the states - Blaine, WA. It’s very similar to Seattle though and has pretty quickly become my home. It is nice to be able to go to Seattle whenever we desire and be able to visit with family.

  1. What is your favorite memory from playing football at Eastern Washington?

 I met my wife in college so that’s one of my favorite memories. From a football perspective, it would have to be playing on the red turf and winning a National Championship.  

  1. What are some of your favorite things to do away from football and in the offseason?

I love to go on vacations with my family, hang out with my kids, and play frisbee golf. I love teaching my kids new things in my free time. 

Photo courtesy: Paul Yates/B.C. Lions
  1. What is your ideal bye week during the season. 

My ideal bye week is being somewhere close to water with my family. I will also receive treatments such as physical/mental therapy sessions, and massages. 

  1. What advice would you have for any players who want to pursue a career in pro football? 

Attack your goals. Always believe in yourself and dont doubt yourself if you are putting in the work. Hard work builds confidence. 

  1. Who has inspired/helped you the most in your Football Career? 

Some people who have inspired me during my football career would have to be, Coach Torey Hunter, Aaron Grymes, current CFLPA President Solomon Elimimian, and Ryan Phillips. 

20 July 2023

CFLPA X Upper Deck East Coast Tour

With the help of the CFLPA, Upper Deck, known for its amazing sports collectibles, is on a thrilling adventure across the CFL. Their goal is to collect the highly sought-after autographs from some of our talented members for the upcoming 2023 CFL trading card sets. Upper Deck has now visited seven out of the nine CFL clubs, with completed visits with the; Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the BC Lions during the pre season, and stops with the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Montreal Alouettes, and Ottawa Red Blacks during an East Coast swing that wrapped up last week.

Upper Deck has been traveling from city to city, meeting passionate members who make the CFL so special. They have gathered signatures from the brightest stars, making the trading cards even more exciting. But they still have more teams to visit, and fans can look forward to seeing some amazing behind-the-scenes content from the remaining six signings. The 2023 CFL trading cards will be cherished by fans, connecting them with their favorite players and the spirit of Canadian football.

We want to extend a big thank you to Upper Deck and all of our members for their hard work in organizing these successful signings. We can't wait to get our hands on some of the new and exciting trading cards in the 2023 Upper Deck CFL set.

22 June 2023


CFLPA Academy members, Bailey Feltmate, Michael O’Connor, and Tyler Turner will each receive a full scholarship to complete their firefighting training through Training Division .

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