About Our Society

Our Vision:

An inclusive world free of all types of discrimination.

Our Mission:

At One Team, we believe that soccer has an incredible power, which can be used to make this world a better place. Use this powerful platform to promote peace, equality, health, and education for everyone. Make the game better, take it to the world, and you will be fostering a better world.

We achieve this by:

  • Organizing an annual international soccer tournament that unites local teams from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds with international teams affected by war, poverty, and gender inequality to compete in an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent their country.
  • Supporting (through partnerships) grassroots soccer programs in nations and communities affected by war, poverty, and gender inequality.

Our Values:

  • Inclusion
  • Equality
  • Respect

Our Story:

One Team is a registered not-for-profit Canadian Society based in Vancouver, Canada. One Team was created to develop and support grassroots soccer programs in communities impacted by war, poverty, and gender inequality. Our mission is to promote global peace and social change through soccer. One Team was founded by social entrepreneur and award-winning humanitarian Adri Hamael. Adri has devoted his adult life to social change and global peace, and has a long history of creating projects and organizations focused on improving people's lives.

 

 

2017 VISF: July 7-8-9

Empire Fields , Vancouver, BC
3311 East Hastings Street, Vancouver BC

Come out and enjoy a World Cup-style soccer tournament featuring fun, food, and festivities for the whole family. FREE Admission!

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Quotes:

Each year the Vancouver International Soccer Festival takes place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples. The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is pleased to join the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in welcoming local and visiting soccer teams to Vancouver to participate in this celebration of sport and cross-cultural understanding. It is my pleasure to signal my support to the coordinators of the Vancouver International Soccer Festival in promoting individual health and inclusion of First Nations in this tournament. I encourage all interested First Nations in British Columbia to participate in this celebration.

BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS
Jody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief