CFL, CFLPA to begin meetings this week on return-to-play for 2021 season

The CFL and the CFLPA are set to begin meetings this week regarding the development of a return-to-play plan for the 2021 season.

This is outlined in a CFLPA memo that has been obtained by 3DownNation.

The memo reads as follows:


Your CFLPA Bargaining Committee will begin discussions with the CFL Player Relations Committee this week on Return to Play and Health and Safety Protocols for a 2021 season. We anticipate conversations around the start of the season to continue due to restrictions currently in place and caused by the ongoing pandemic.

Our discussion will be ongoing until that decision is made, and we are satisfied that return to play and health and safety matters are resolved to our satisfaction. Updates will be provided by your elected player representatives during frequent conference calls and electronically delivered via membership-wide updates. If you have questions throughout this time, please contact your team player representative or the CFLPA office.

Our goal remains clear: to play a safe, healthy, 18 game regular season of Canadian Football in 2021.

In Solidarity,


John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.