2020 Canadian Championship
|Championnat Canadien 2020|
|Dates||June 16 – September 24|
|Teams||12 (from 4 leagues)|
|Defending champions||Montreal Impact|
The 2020 Canadian Championship will be the thirteenth edition of Canada's national soccer cup tournament, awarding the Voyageurs Cup. It will be held from about June 16 to September 24, 2020; each stage consists of a home-and-away series.
The tournament will include twelve teams: Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Montreal Impact of MLS; the seven Canadian Premier League clubs; and the champions of League1 Ontario and Première Ligue de soccer du Québec. Ottawa Fury FC will be absent for the first time since 2013, having suspended operations in late 2019.
A new format based on regional brackets will be used for the first time. Eight teams will enter in the qualifying round and four teams will receive byes to the quarter-finals. The winner is expected to qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.
The format of the competition was changed slightly to accommodate the departure of Ottawa Fury FC. Each round of the four-round tournament will be played in a two-legged tie format. The League1 Ontario champion Master's FA, Première Ligue de soccer du Québec champion A.S. Blainville, and six CPL clubs will enter in the qualifying round in June. They are joined by the three Major League Soccer teams and the remaining CPL club (given bye as the furthest advancing club in the 2019 Canadian Championship) in the quarter-finals in July. The semi-finals will follow in August, and the finals will be in September.
|Round||Teams entering in this round||Teams advancing from previous round|
|Club||Location||League||Previous best||Prior appearances|
|Cavalry FC||Foothills County, Alberta||Canadian Premier League||Semi-finals (1)||1|
|FC Edmonton||Edmonton, Alberta||Canadian Premier League||Semi-finals (5)||8|
|Forge FC||Hamilton, Ontario||Canadian Premier League||Second qualifying round||1|
|HFX Wanderers||Halifax, Nova Scotia||Canadian Premier League||Third qualifying round||1|
|Montreal Impact||Montreal, Quebec||Major League Soccer||Champions (4)||12|
|Pacific FC||Langford, British Columbia||Canadian Premier League||First qualifying round||1|
|Toronto FC||Toronto, Ontario||Major League Soccer||Champions (7)||12|
|Valour FC||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Canadian Premier League||Second qualifying round||1|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Vancouver, British Columbia||Major League Soccer||Champions (1)||12|
|York9||Toronto, Ontario||Canadian Premier League||Third qualifying round||1|
|Third division champions|
|A.S. Blainville||Blainville, Quebec||Première Ligue de soccer du Québec||Second qualifying round||2|
|Master's FA||Toronto, Ontario||League1 Ontario||N/A||0|
- Statistics include previous incarnations of FC Edmonton, Montreal Impact, and Vancouver Whitecaps
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
The first legs will be held from June 16 to 18, and the second legs from June 23–25.
The first legs will be held from July 7–9, and the second legs from July 14–16.
The first legs will be held from August 11 to 13, and the second legs will be held from August 18–20.
The first leg of the final will be held between September 15–17, and the second leg will be held between September 22–24.
- "Voyageurs Cup creator delighted with addition of CPL clubs to future Canadian Championships". Retrieved October 15, 2018.
- Jacques, John (September 28, 2019). "Master's Futbol Academy Wins League1 Ontario For The First Time". Northern Tribune. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
- "Ottawa Fury". www.ottawafuryfc.com. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
- "Canada Soccer announces 2020 Canadian Championship schedule". Canada Soccer. Retrieved December 19, 2019.