Our Programs & Projects

The Annual Soccer Camp for Youth from War-torn Regions

This program was developed to promote global peace and social change through football. The soccer training camp is an annual event and is held every year in Vancouver, Canada in June and July. Our soccer camp is the only soccer training camp of its kind in Canada...and perhaps the world!

It provides a safe environment for footballers from war-torn regions (e.g. Israeli and Palestinian athletes) to come together and compete as One Team in a world-class soccer tournament. The camp teaches soccer skills, social skills, and promotes equality, inclusion, and respect.

To donate, volunteer or apply for this program please contact Adri Hamael at info@visf.ca

Our Athletes Lunch Program

We have developed the Athletes Lunch Program to provide healthy food and beverages for athletes in need in our Vancouver-based soccer community. Our beneficiaries consist primarily of the homeless and new immigrants/new Canadians athletes.

To donate, volunteer or apply for this program please contact Adri Hamael at info@visf.ca

The Annual Vancouver International Soccer Festival

The festival is Canada's largest multi-cultural soccer festival, and has been described by local and national media as "Canada's most meaningful and inspiring soccer event."

Learn more about the festival



2019 VISF: July 5-6-7

Empire Fields
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!




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.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Regional Chief