|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Head coach||Bev Priestman|
|Most caps||Christine Sinclair (329)|
|Top scorer||Christine Sinclair (190)|
|Current||10 3 (August 25, 2023)|
|Highest||4 (August–December 2016, June 2017, March 2018)|
|Lowest||13 (December 2005, September 2009, August 2010)|
| United States 2–0 Canada |
(Blaine, United States; July 7, 1986)
| Canada 21–0 Puerto Rico |
(Etobicoke, Canada; August 28, 1998)
| United States 9–1 Canada |
(Dallas, United States; May 19, 1995)
United States 9–1 Canada
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 2000)
Norway 9–1 Canada
(Honefoss, Norway; June 19, 2001)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1995)|
|Best result||Fourth place (2003)|
|CONCACAF W Championship|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1991)|
|Best result||Champions (1998, 2010)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 2008)|
|Best result||Gold: (2020)|
The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada de soccer féminine) represents Canada in international soccer competitions. They are overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association, the governing body for soccer in Canada.
The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the bronze medal match to the United States. Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals. Canada's most significant achievement has been winning the gold medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The team is also two-time CONCACAF Women's Championship winners, and two-time Olympic bronze medallists.
Canada hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set a new tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.
1986–1999: Early years
With many national federations beginning to found national women's teams, the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) held a national all-star tournament and camp in Winnipeg in the summer of 1986 for the purpose of assembling the first Canadian roster. The team was officially picked on Canada Day, and after three days' training, travelled by bus to Blaine, Minnesota for a two-game series against the recently-founded United States national team. Playing its first international match on July 7, 1986, they were defeated 2–0. Having been advised by coach Neil Turnbull that losing both matches might prompt the early demise of the program itself, Canada won the second 2–1, with both of its goals scored by Geri Donnelly.
As was the case for most international peers, resources were scant, with the inaugural annual budget for the women's team being $12,000, in comparison to the men's team's $1.7 million. The Canadian Press dubbed the first team "long on potential, short on cash." This would be an ongoing theme for much of the program's history. However, as many Canadian players were products of the American NCAA college system, they had experience with that country's much wealthier program. The team made its first overseas journey, to Taiwan, in 1987, with each player raising or otherwise contributing $1500 to cover expenses.
After decades of largely ignoring women's soccer, FIFA agreed to host the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament as a trial for a potential women's global championship akin to the men's World Cup. Canada was one of two CONCACAF teams invited to participate, along with the United States. They reached the quarter-finals before being ousted by Sweden. The tournament overall was a success, leading to FIFA establishing the Women's World Cup, with the inaugural 1991 edition in China. Canada sought to secure the lone berth afforded to CONCACAF at the first CONCACAF Women's Championship in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but was defeated 5–0 in the final by the United States.
Canada's failure to qualify for the 1991 World Cup had an immediate deleterious impact on the team, which would not play another match for two years, leading to nominal coach Sylvie Béliveau remarking that she was "coaching ghosts." The team reunited for the next CONCACAF championship, this time dubbed the 1993 CONCACAF Women's Invitational Tournament and limited to only four teams. Canada again finished second. Canada hosted the 1994 CONCACAF Women's Championship in Montreal, with the tournament held as a World Cup qualifier. They were again runners-up, securing a place at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup. At year's end, the CSA awarded its first Female Player of the Year award to Charmaine Hooper, an original member of the 1986 roster and widely considered the best Canadian player of the era.
Competing at the Women's World Cup in Sweden, Canada played its first match against England on June 6, and was initially down by three goals. The team rallied late in the game, with Helen Stoumbos scoring the country's first-ever World Cup goal (at either men's or women's editions), an Olympico, in the 87th minute. A subsequent goal by Donnelly would see the game end in a 3–2 loss. After a 3–3 draw with Nigeria and a 7–0 rout at the hands of Norway, Canada exited the tournament at the group stage. As a result of this, the team would not qualify for the inaugural women's tournament at the 1996 Summer Olympics, as this was based on placing among the top seven teams at the World Cup.
Canada hosted the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship in Toronto, with the United States absent from the competition due to their status as World Cup hosts. Canada defeated Mexico in the final, with Liz Smith scoring the match's lone goal, and earning its first ever major championship gold. Silvana Burtini scored eight goals during the tournament, claiming both the Golden Ball and the Golden Boot.
At the landmark 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, Canada drew its opening match against Japan, but lost 7–1 to Norway and 4–1 to Russia, exiting at the group stage for the second consecutive time. Hooper, with goals in both losses, was the country's top scorer. The 1999 World Cup marked the final appearances for much of the squad, including Donnelly, who opted to retire from international soccer.
2000–2008: Pellerud and the Sinclair ascendancy
Following the disappointment at the 1999 World Cup and resultant failure to qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympics, the CSA sought to recruit a European coach for the national team, ultimately selecting former Norwegian national coach Even Pellerud. After the roster dispersed following the previous year's World Cup, he was provided with no scouting information about the nation's players, and opted to travel across the country holding practice matches to assess available players. Among those he identified was a 16-year-old Christine Sinclair, who he immediately named to the team's roster for the 2000 Algarve Cup, their first event under the new coach. Sinclair would rapidly become the team's most important player in the years ahead. Later in 2000, Canada competed in what was now called the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, which this time featured Brazil and China as invitees. Canada faced the United States in the semi-final, losing 4–1. Hooper and Sinclair led the team in scoring with seven and five goals, respectively. Pellerud continued to bring new young players into the roster in the next few years, with the squad for the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup including future mainstays Candace Chapman, Carmelina Moscato, and Kara Lang, in addition to Sinclair. Canada reached the final of the Gold Cup,, qualifying to the World Cup in the process, but lost 2–1 to the United States after Mia Hamm scored in extra time. Sinclair and Hooper, with seven goals apiece, tied American Tiffeny Milbrett as the tournament's top scorer.
The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in the United States for the second consecutive time, featured a Canada squad that included veteran players like Hooper, Burtini and Andrea Neil and Pellerud's younger additions, the latter now also including Diana Matheson. The team enjoyed unprecedented success at the tournament, losing its opening match of Group C to eventual champion Germany by 4–1, before defeating Argentina 3–0, and Japan 3–1 to place second in their group and advance to the knockout stage. Canada faced defending silver medallists China in the quarterfinal match. Hooper scored in the seventh minute, in what would later be called the most important moment of her international career, giving Canada a 1–0 upset victory. Canada was defeated by Sweden in the semi-final match 2–1, and faced the United States in the third-place match, where they were defeated 3–1 and finished fourth at the tournament. Hooper was subsequently named to the All-Star Team, a first for a Canadian player.
While Canada's fourth-place finish at the World Cup would have been sufficient to qualify for the prior two Summer Olympics, in advance of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens the qualification format had been changed to involve federation qualifying tournaments. Canada enter the 2004 CONCACAF Women's Pre-Olympic Tournament as heavy favourites to qualify, but were unexpectedly ousted by Mexico in the semi-final, missing the Olympics for the third time. In light of their results the prior year, Sinclair would later admit "we'd planned our lives around going to the Olympics. Not qualifying was the biggest low."
Pellerud sought to improve training conditions and professional standards for the historically underfunded women's team, persuading Greg Kerfoot, the owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps in the men's USL First Division, to help finance a residency program that would allow players to earn a salary and focus on playing soccer full-time in the years leading up to the next World Cup and Olympics. However, this led to conflict between the coach and some players, with Hooper, Christine Latham and Sharolta Nonen alleging that they had been inappropriately pressured to player for the Whitecaps' women's team as part of the residency program. As a result, they were all suspended in advance of the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup. Sinclair and the rest of the team expressed support for Pellerud, and an arbitrator subsequently found he had acted appropriately. The dispute marked the end of Hooper's twenty-year career with the national team, and Sinclair replaced her as captain.
Canada's results at the Gold Cup qualified them for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China. In Group C, the team lost 2–1 to Norway in its opening match. A 4–0 victory against Ghana followed, with Sinclair managing a brace. Sinclair scored another goal in the 85th minute of the final group stage match against Australia, which would have been sufficient to advance to the knockout stage had it held, but Australia equalized in stoppage time and Canada exited the tournament. Later in the year, the team won a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games, in what was widely considered an unimpressive performance marked by player complaints about overtraining.
The CSA declined the opportunity to host the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, saying they could not afford the estimated $400,000 expenditure, a decision Pellerud publicly criticized. Canada defeated Mexico in a semi-final rematch from four years' prior, earning its first Olympic berth, in what Sinclair called "sweet revenge." The 1–1 event final eventually saw the United States prevail on penalties. At the women's tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Canada defeated Argentina 2–1, with Chapman scoring Canada's first Olympic goal and Lang providing the winner. The team advanced out of the group stage before being defeated by the United States, the eventual gold medallists, in their quarter-final match, with Sinclair scoring Canada's lone goal in the 2–1 loss.
Following the Olympics, Pellerud retired from coaching the national team. In assessments of his tenure, he was credited by Matheson for having created "a competitive, professional-feeling team. Before that, it was just sporadic camps a couple of times a year." Some, such as future CSA president Jason DeVos, argued that his tactics had become outdated by 2008, in light of developments in the women's game. Pellerud himself would later say he had left "a solid foundation, so it was the right time for a new coach to come in with a new view."
2009–2011: Initial success under Morace, World Cup nadir
The CSA recruited Carolina Morace, formerly both a player and coach for the Italian national team, to serve as Canada's next coach. Building on critiques of the team that had been made toward the end of Pellerud's tenure, which was described as having "a one-dimensional style of play that emphasized the long ball, physical strength and endurance" Morace sought to introduce the team to a new approach with greater emphasis on what The Globe & Mail would later describe as "the gift of style, of beautiful, technically and tactically advanced soccer."
Morace's new approach enjoyed great initial success, culminating in Canada's victory at the CONCACAF championship, this time called the 2010 CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying. With the United States unexpectedly ousted in the semi-final, Canada faced Mexico in the final, winning 1–0 with Sinclair scoring to take the first major senior title of her tenure. By February 2011, Canada had risen to ninth in the FIFA Women's World Ranking, its highest placement in four years. However, despite this success, Morace and the team found themselves enmeshed in disputes with the CSA over funding and compensation. On February 4, 2011, Morace announced that would quit following the World Cup, citing strategic differences with the federation. Days later, the team itself went on strike in support of her, eventually returning to the pitch after the CSA began talks with Morace to resolve differences. She ultimately agreed to rescind her resignation after an agreement was reached to create a management group for the team involving parties including Own the Podium. As part of the agreement, the women's team was to train for the World Cup in Morace's home nation of Italy.
At the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, Canada faced host nation Germany in its opener, a 2–1 defeat most noteworthy for Sinclair scoring a goal despite having her nose broken by a German player earlier in the match. A 4–0 rout at the hands of France formally eliminated Canada from the tournament. Sinclair would later describe it was "the lowest point in my soccer career, the worst game I'd ever seen our team play." Canada went on to lose 1–0 to Nigeria. Morace resigned as coach following the team's last-place finish, as did her coaching staff. While generally praised for her tactical improvements, and having taken the team to a new high of sixth in the FIFA Rankings, some members of the team would subsequently say that they felt Morace had unnecessarily devalued "what makes us Canadian -- the fight that puts fear in other teams."
2011–2018: Herdman's "bronze age" and 2015 World Cup
Englishman John Herdman, the erstwhile coach of the New Zealand national team, was hired as Canada's next coach in August 2011. Herdman sought to build on Morace's approach to the team. In time, this would be regarded as arguably the most consequential hiring in the history of Canadian soccer. Less than two months into the new coach's tenure, the team won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout in the final.
The 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was hosted in Canada. Victory over Mexico in the semi-final secured qualification, but Canada was defeated 4–0 by the United States in the final. The 2012 Summer Olympics in London began in unpromising fashion with a loss to Japan. After defeating South Africa and drawing Sweden, Canada nevertheless advanced out of the group stage as the third seed, led by performances from Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi. Canada faced host nation Great Britain in the quarter-final, defeating them 2–0. This led to a historic Olympic semi-final against the United States at Old Trafford that saw the Americans prevail 4–3, with Sinclair recording a hat-trick. The game was noted both for its high quality of play and for the controversial calls made by referee Christina Pedersen, who many felt had wrongly penalized Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod for time-wasting, which penalty had in turn allowed the United States to tie the game. Canada would go on to the third-place game, Matheson scoring to secure the women's first-ever Olympic medal.
The London Olympics had a significant legacy for the women's national team, elevating both its profile and that of captain Christine Sinclair, and helping to make Canada a rare instance where the women's team enjoyed significantly greater visibility than the men's team. Sinclair became the first soccer player to win the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canadian female athlete of the year, and the first soccer player, male or female, to win the Lou Marsh Trophy as athlete of the year. She was soon called "the face of Canadian soccer." The team received the Canadian Press Team of the Year Award, another first for soccer.
2015 was Canada's "summer of soccer hosting," with the country awarded both the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2015 Pan American Games, in addition to matches of the men's Gold Cup. In light of the women's team's last-place finish in 2011 and its subsequent bronze medal at the Olympics, there were expectations on the team to perform on home soil. Herdman expressed a desire "to aim high and make sure 2015 is a memorable year for Canada," in the hopes of accelerating the growth of support for both women's soccer and the sport in general. In the World Cup's Group A, Canada defeated China by 1–0 in its opening match, on the strength of a Sinclair penalty kick. They drew the remaining two group stage matches, but finished first in the group and faced Switzerland in the Round of 16. Defeating the Swiss 1–0 in the opening of the knockout stage, Canada advanced to face England. In the quarter-final, Sinclair scored Canada's lone goal in the 42nd minute, with Canada ultimately losing the match 2–1. The result was generally considered underwhelming, highlight the team's struggles with offence from players other than Sinclair. Centre-back Kadeisha Buchanan earned distinction at the tournament, being named the winner of the FIFA Young Player Award and a place on the All-Star Squad. Later in the summer, Buchanan joined the Canadian squad for the Pan American women's tournament, alongside other touted emerging talents such as Jessie Fleming, Janine Beckie, Ashley Lawrence, Quinn, and Shelina Zadorsky. Canada reached the semi-finals, losing there to Colombia, before also losing the bronze medal match to Mexico. At year's end, Buchanan received the CSA's Female Player of the Year award, ending an eleven-year Sinclair winning streak, and was also shortlisted for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.
Canada next focused on qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The team reached the final of the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, thereby qualifying to the Olympic Games, and losing the championship match to the United States 2–0. A month later, they won the 2016 edition of the Algarve Cup, defeating upcoming Olympic host nation Brazil in the final. At the Olympic women's tournament, Canada swept its three group stage games, culminating in a historic win over Germany that broke a 12-game, 22-year losing streak. Canada defeated France in the quarter-final, but was defeated in a semi-final rematch with Germany by 2–1. Playing in the bronze medal game for the second consecutive Olympics, Sinclair scored the game-winning goal against Brazil.
In 2017, Herdman informed the CSA that he hoped to transition to men's coaching following the next World Cup. However, disagreements with then-current national men's coach Octavio Zambrano led to this opportunity emerging earlier than expected, and he was announced as the next Canadian men's coach in January 2018, a move that came as a surprise to the women's team. Herdman would later express regret that the news had not been delivered better. Stylistically, the team during his tenure was at its best known for "defending well and being opportunistic on attack." Conversely, goal-scoring outside of Sinclair remained a constant question. Herdman was credited for his motivational skills, and for continued improvements to the team's infrastructure. At the time of his departure, Canada sat fifth in the FIFA Rankings, a new highpoint. The Canadian Olympic Committee called the Herdman era "the bronze age."
2018–2020: Heiner-Møller and 2019 World Cup
Assistant coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller, previously a coach of the Danish women's team, was named as the next head coach for Canada. Canada pursued World Cup qualification at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, routing Panama 7–0 in the semi-final to secure a berth. They were defeated by the United States in the final 2–0.
At the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Canada narrowly defeated Cameroon in its opening group stage match, with Buchanan scoring the winning header. After defeating New Zealand, Canada faced the Netherlands in its final group match, losing 2–1, with Sinclair's goal equalling Brazilian Marta's achievement of scoring in five different World Cups. Facing Sweden in the Round of 16, Canada was down 1–0 when they were awarded a penalty after a hand ball by a Swedish defender. While Sinclair commonly took penalties for the team, in this instance she was aware that Swedish keeper Hedvig Lindahl had saved her penalty attempt at the Algarve Cup the previous March, and opted to have Beckie take it instead. Beckie's attempt was saved by Lindahl, and Canada were ultimately eliminated. The performance of the national team was widely critiqued in the aftermath of the event, with many commentators faulting the lack of goal-scoring threat from players other than Sinclair.
During the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, Sinclair scored her 185th career international goal, breaking the record previously set by American Abby Wambach. Canada reached the tournament final, thereby qualifying for the Olympics, and lost 3–0 to the United States in the final. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the Olympics being delayed by a year. Heiner-Møller had originally intended to depart for a job with the Danish Football Association following the conclusion of the Olympic tournament, but due to the change in scheduling, he instead left in advance of it in the summer of 2020.
2020–present: Priestman and Tokyo Olympic triumph
In October 2020, the CSA hired Bev Priestman as the next head coach. She had previously coached the Canadian women's youth teams and served as an assistant to Herdman before leaving for a job with The Football Association. Looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics, she said her intent was "to change the colour of the medal." The Olympic women's tournament commenced with a 1–1 draw against hosts Japan, with Sinclair scoring in her 300th appearance. Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé was injured in a collision, but played through it to make a key penalty save before exiting the match. Beckie scored twice for a 2–1 victory against Chile, before Canada managed another draw against Great Britain to conclude the group stage. A scoreless quarterfinal match against Brazil was decided on penalties, Canada prevailing 4–3, with a returning Labbé a standout in goal. After missing her own penalty attempt, Sinclair advised Priestman that Fleming should take future penalties, which she did decisively in the semi-final match with the United States, Canada winning 1–0. This was the team's first victory over the Americans in twenty years. Fleming scored another penalty in the final against Sweden, which ended 1–1 after extra-time. Canada eventually won the match 3–2 on penalty kicks to capture the gold medal in women's soccer for the first time, with Julia Grosso scoring the clinching goal. The result was hailed as the biggest victory in Canadian soccer history, and a capstone to Sinclair's tenure.
The immediate post-Olympic period saw the retirement of Labbé, who had achieved significant fame as a result of her performance in Tokyo, with Kailen Sheridan becoming the team's new starting goalkeeper in advance of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. Grosso scored the lone goal in a group match with Panama to send Canada to the semi-final and secure World Cup qualification. Canada defeated Jamaica in the semi-final, before losing 1–0 to the United States in the final.
Longstanding disputes with the CSA over compensation and program funding led to the players calling a strike in advance of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup, but under threat of legal action from the federation they agreed to resume training. With morale low, the team performed poorly and finished last among the four participants. The team played only one additional match prior to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, a 2–1 loss to France in April. Canada was drawn into Group B, entering as one of the favourites to advance, but with questions raised around the team's offensive capabilities, injuries to key players, and the off-field disputes with the CSA. With Fleming now widely identified as the team's most important player, an injury in the pre-tournament that left her unavailable for the opening match against Nigeria was a setback. The match ended in a 0–0 draw, with Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie saving a Sinclair penalty attempt. The match renewed concerns about offense. After a poor first half against Ireland, Canada mounted a comeback for a 2–1 victory. Canada entered the final group match against co-host Australia needing only a draw to advance to the Round of 16, but were routed 4–0 by the Australians, exiting the tournament. They became the first reigning Olympic champions not to advance to the knockout stages of the World Cup. Assessments of the team once again criticized its lack of scoring potential with Sinclair no longer in her prime, as well as its struggles to keep up with evolution of the women's game internationally.
Following the disappointment at the World Cup, there were doubts raised about the team's prospects in its September CONCACAF Olympic qualification playoff against Jamaica, with the latter team having performed unexpectedly well at the World Cup and reached the Round of 16. Priestman made a number of changes to her configurations, including starting perennial substitute Cloé Lacasse and relative newcomers Jade Rose and Sydney Collins. Canada defeated Jamaica by an aggregate score of 4–1 across the two matches, securing its fifth consecutive Olympic berth. Sinclair notably featured in only thirty minutes, coming on as a substitute during the second game at BMO Field.
Results and fixtures
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Lose Void or postponed Fixture
|February 16 SheBelieves Cup||United States||2–0||Canada||Orlando, Florida|
||Report||Stadium: Exploria Stadium|
Referee: Katia Garcia (Mexico)
|February 19 SheBelieves Cup||Brazil||0–2||Canada||Nashville, Tennessee|
|18:30 ET||Report||Stadium: Geodis Park|
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
|February 22 SheBelieves Cup||Canada||0–3||Japan||Frisco, Texas|
|16:00 ET||Seike 26'
Hasegawa 41' (pen.)
|Stadium: Toyota Stadium|
|April 11 Friendly||France||2–1||Canada||Le Mans, France|
|3:00 PM EST||Report||
||Stadium: Stade Marie-Marvingt|
Referee: Sandra Bastos
|July 14 Unofficial friendly||England||0–0||Canada||Sunshine Coast, Australia|
|Stadium: Sunshine Coast Stadium|
|Note: Behind-closed-doors training match (rolling subs and no caps)|
|July 20 WC Group B||Nigeria||0–0||Canada||Melbourne, Australia|
|22:30 ET||Report||Stadium: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
|July 26 WC Group B||Canada||2–1||Republic of Ireland||Perth, Australia|
|8:00 ET||Connolly 45+5' (o.g.)
|Report||McCabe 4'||Stadium: Perth Rectangular Stadium|
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
|July 31 WC Group B||Canada||0–4||Australia||Melbourne, Australia|
|20:00 UTC+10||Report||Stadium: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|September 22 CONCACAF Olympic play-off||Jamaica||0–2||Canada||Kingston, Jamaica|
|8:00 PM||Report||Stadium: Independence Park|
|September 26 CONCACAF Olympic play-off||Canada||2–1|
||Stadium: BMO Field|
|October 28 Friendly||Canada||0–1||Brazil||Montréal, Canada|
||Stadium: Stade Saputo|
|October 31 Friendly||Canada||2–0||Brazil||Halifax, Canada|
|18:30 ET||Report||Stadium: Wanderers Grounds|
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Kailen Sheridan||July 16, 1995||41||0||San Diego Wave|
|18||GK||Sabrina D'Angelo||May 11, 1993||14||0||Arsenal|
|22||GK||Lysianne Proulx||April 17, 1999||0||0||Melbourne City|
|2||DF||Sydney Collins||September 8, 1999||4||0||NC Courage|
|3||DF||Kadeisha Buchanan||November 5, 1995||138||4||Chelsea|
|4||DF||Shelina Zadorsky||October 24, 1992||93||4||Tottenham Hotspur|
|8||DF||Jayde Riviere||January 22, 2001||42||1||Manchester United|
|10||DF||Ashley Lawrence||June 11, 1995||124||8||Chelsea|
|14||DF||Vanessa Gilles||March 11, 1996||32||3||Lyon|
|16||DF||Gabrielle Carle||October 12, 1998||38||1||Washington Spirit|
|21||DF||Jade Rose||February 12, 2003||11||0||Harvard Crimson (university)|
|23||DF||Bianca St-Georges||July 28, 1997||8||0||Chicago Red Stars|
|5||MF||Quinn||August 11, 1995||95||5||OL Reign|
|7||MF||Julia Grosso||August 29, 2000||57||3||Juventus|
|13||MF||Sophie Schmidt||June 28, 1988||224||20||Houston Dash|
|17||MF||Jessie Fleming||March 11, 1998||121||19||Chelsea|
|MF||Simi Awujo||September 23, 2003||7||0||USC Trojans (university)|
|MF||Jeneva Hernandez Gray||October 5, 2006||0||0||Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite|
|9||FW||Jordyn Huitema||May 8, 2001||71||18||OL Reign|
|12||FW||Christine Sinclair||June 12, 1983||329||190||Portland Thorns|
|15||FW||Nichelle Prince||February 19, 1995||94||14||Houston Dash|
|19||FW||Adriana Leon||October 2, 1992||103||30||Aston Villa|
|20||FW||Cloé Lacasse||July 7, 1993||26||2||Arsenal|
|98||FW||Olivia Smith||August 5, 2004||4||0||Sporting CP|
|FW||Latifah Abdu||October 18, 2001||0||0||Dijon|
The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Melissa Dagenais||December 7, 2000||0||0||Miami Hurricanes (university)||v. Brazil; October 31, 2023|
|DF||Allysha Chapman||January 25, 1989||99||2||Houston Dash||2023 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|DF||Sura Yekka||January 4, 1997||18||0||Vittsjö GIK||v. France; April 11, 2023|
|MF||Deanne Rose||March 3, 1999||77||11||Leicester City||v. Brazil; October 31, 2023|
|MF||Emma Regan||January 28, 2000||2||0||HB Køge||v. Brazil; October 31, 2023|
|MF||Marie-Yasmine Alidou||April 28, 1995||1||0||Famalicão||v. Brazil; October 31, 2023|
|MF||Desiree Scott||July 31, 1987||185||0||Kansas City Current||2023 FIFA Women's World Cup PRE|
|MF||Victoria Pickett||August 12, 1996||3||0||NJ/NY Gotham FC||2023 SheBelieves Cup PRE|
|FW||Evelyne Viens||February 6, 1997||22||4||Roma||v. Australia; December 1, 2023 INJ|
|FW||Clarissa Larisey||July 2, 1999||6||1||BK Häcken FF||2023 FIFA Women's World Cup PRE|
|FW||Amanda Allen||February 21, 2005||1||0||Orlando Pride||v. France; April 11, 2023|
|FW||Janine Beckie||August 20, 1994||101||36||Portland Thorns||2023 SheBelieves Cup; February 22, 2023|
|FW||Jenna Hellstrom||April 2, 1995||5||0||Dijon FCO||2023 SheBelieves Cup; February 22, 2023|
|Head coach||Bev Priestman|
|Assistant coach||Andy Spence|
|Assistant coach||Melissa Tancredi|
|Goalkeeper coach||Jen Hurst|
|Performance analyst||Jasmine Mander|
- As of October 31, 2023
- Players in bold are still active with the national team.
Most capped players
Most clean sheets (five or more)
Tournament played fully or partially on home soilChampions Runners-up Third place
FIFA Women's World Cup
|FIFA Women's World Cup record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2019||Round of 16||11/24||4||2||0||2||4||3|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
|Summer Olympics record|
|1996||Did not qualify|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
CONCACAF W Championship
|CONCACAF W Championship record|
|2014||Did not participate|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
CONCACAF W Gold Cup
|CONCACAF W Gold Cup record|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
Pan American Games
|Pan American Games record|
- *Denotes draws include knockout matches decided via penalty shoot-out.
|SheBelieves Cup record|
|2021||Third place||3||1||0||2||1||3||Bev Priestman|
|2023||Fourth place||3||1||0||2||2||5||Bev Priestman|
Arnold Clark Cup
|Arnold Clark Cup record|
|2022||Third place||3||1||1||1||2||2||Bev Priestman|
The following table shows Canada's all-time official international record per opponent:
- As of October 31, 2023
|Republic of Ireland||2||2||0||0||4||2||+2||100.00||UEFA|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||1||1||0||0||11||0||+11||100.00||CONCACAF|
|Trinidad and Tobago||9||9||0||0||40||0||+40||100.00||CONCACAF|
FIFA World Ranking
Last update was on November 29, 2023
Best Ranking Worst Ranking Best Mover Worst Mover
|Canada's FIFA World Ranking History|
- Olympic Games
- CONCACAF Women's Championship
- Canada Soccer Association
- Canada women's national under-17 soccer team
- Canada women's national under-20 soccer team
- Canada men's national soccer team
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. August 25, 2023. Retrieved August 25, 2023.
- "Canadian soccer timeline from 2001 to 2004". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- "Canadian soccer timeline from 2005 to 2008". Canada Soccer. May 27, 2012. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- FIFA.com. "Women's Olympic Football Tournament, Rio 2016 – Matches – FIFA". FIFA. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
- "Key figures from the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015". FIFA. Archived from the original on July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
- Mitchell, Kevin (August 5, 2021). "The history of the Canadian women's soccer team: From men's hand-me-downs to gold-medal game". The National Post. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Larsen, Karin (June 6, 2015). "FIFA Women's World Cup brings back bittersweet memories for Canada's 1st national female soccer players". CBC Sports. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- Lisi, Clemente A. (2010). The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story. Scarecrow Press. p. 131. ISBN 9780810874169. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
canada women's soccer team u.s. 1986 blaine 2–0.
- Penfold, Chuck; McKinnon, Kyle (February 17, 2023). "Canada's women's team fighting the same old battles". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- De Guzman, Chad (June 23, 2023). "How the Women's World Cup Evolved Into What It Is Today". Time. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Mitchell, Kevin (April 29, 2021). "Canada Soccer Hall of Fame celebrates early legends of the Women's National Team". Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Results in RSSSF.com
- Prusina, Sandra (October 3, 2018). "A history of Canada at the Concacaf Women's Championship". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "Canadian Player of the Year". Canadian Soccer Association.
- James, Tyrell (September 1, 2021). "Charmaine Hooper". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "'A different time:' Stoumbos remembers Canada's first-ever World Cup goal". TSN. November 30, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Jacques, John (November 29, 2022). "Reflecting On Canada's First Men's And Women's World Cup Goals". Northern Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup Sweden 1995 – Matches – FIFA". FIFA. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
- Van Diest, Derek (August 5, 2021). "How Canada got to the women's soccer final: A journey that was a decade in the making". The National Post. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "Regulations of the Olympic Football Tournament – Games of the XXVIth Olympiad, Atlanta 1996". FIFA. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
- "Moment 9: Canada wins first CONCACAF Women's Title". Canadian Soccer Association. May 24, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Chong, Joshua (July 20, 2023). "FIFA Women's World Cup: A look back at how Team Canada has performed at the international tournament". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Laverty, Rich (April 22, 2022). "Even Pellerud, a titan of women's coaching, talks winning the Euros and World Cup". These Football Times. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Kupchuk, Rick (December 3, 2014). "A Surrey sports pioneer". Surrey Now-Leader. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Hutchins, Aaron (December 28, 2018). "Christine Sinclair is poised to make goal-scoring history". Maclean's. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- D'Hippolito, Joseph (November 11, 2002). "Hamm tarnishes Canada's Gold Cup". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Jones, Terry (June 27, 2015). "It's just like 2003 for Team Canada at the Women's World Cup". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (July 17, 2023). "Matheson hopes World Cup will further raise profile of women's game, boost new league". The Lethbridge Herald. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "2003 FIFA Women's World Cup". United States Soccer Federation. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Canada Crushes Argentina 3–0". Orlando Sentinel. September 25, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Canada Advances on Its Height Advantage". Los Angeles Times. September 28, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Charmaine Hooper's heroics: Women's World Cup Moment No. 28". Fox Sports. June 23, 2023. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "Moment 3: Canada finishes fourth at FIFA Women's World Cup". Canada Soccer Association. May 30, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Mexico ends Canada's quest for Olympic soccer berth". CBC Sports. March 3, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- Craig, Lindsey (August 4, 2008). "Christine Sinclair: Ready to strike". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Morris, Jim (October 16, 2016). "Canadian women's team in turmoil". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Mallett, Peter (October 21, 2006). "Players call for inquiry into coach". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Women's soccer team agrees with player suspensions". CBC Sports. October 23, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "Arbitrator rules in Canadian soccer coach's favour". CBC Sports. June 20, 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Matheson's Team Canada Tops Ghana 4–0 for First 2007 Women's World Cup Win". Princeton University. September 15, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Late drama sends Matildas through". BBC. September 20, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- "Even Pellerud moving on after shaping soccer team". CTV News. August 15, 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "2008 Concacaf WOQ Final: Extra time drama between U.S. and Canada". CONCACAF. January 9, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canada's Olympic soccer team takes opener over Argentina". CBC Sports. August 6, 2008. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- McGowan, Don (January 7, 2009). "Burnaby's Sinclair is Canada's top female soccer player". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Ex-Italian star to coach Canada". Sportsnet. September 13, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (July 8, 2011). "Panicked return to route 1 doomed Canada at World Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Brunt, Stephen (July 22, 2011). "Morace era ends shamefully for Canadian soccer". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Sinclair wins Canadian female player of 2010 award". CBC Sports. December 16, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- O'Connor-Clarke, Charlie (January 30, 2020). "4 moments that drove Christine Sinclair's rise to stardom". Canadian Premier League. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Constantineau, Bruce (February 4, 2011). "Carolina Morace leaving women's national team". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canada's women's soccer team ends boycott". The National Post. February 25, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Women's World Cup 2011: Germany thrill home crowd with win over Canada". The Guardian. June 26, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (June 30, 2011). "Canada eliminated at Women's World Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Longman, Jeré (June 6, 2015). "Face of Soccer in Canada, on Field and on Stamps". The New York Times. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Sandor, Steven (June 5, 2015). "Canadian women looking for World Cup redemption". Sportsnet. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
- Larson, Kurt (June 3, 2015). "First she banned peanut butter, then former Team Canada coach Carolina Morace led Canada into a disastrous 2011 World Cup". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Harper, Tyler (August 31, 2011). "John Herdman named new coach of Canada's women's soccer team". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Squizzato, Daniel (November 21, 2022). "How John Herdman defined a decade in Canadian soccer". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Callaghan, Joe (November 18, 2022). "John Herdman: the mastermind who has led Canada to the men's and women's World Cups". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canada wins first-ever soccer gold at Pan Am Games". CBC Sports. October 27, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canada claims silver at CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying". Canada Soccer Association. January 29, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Wilson, Paul (August 3, 2012). "London 2012: Team GB women crash out of Olympics with defeat by Canada". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Parker, Graham (August 6, 2012). "Olympic women's soccer 2012 – USA 4-3 Canada - as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Murray, Scott (August 7, 2012). "The greatest knockout match in major-tournament football since 1982". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Kondzella, Pat (August 7, 2012). "USA vs. Canada Women's Soccer: Epic Battle Was One of the Best Games Ever". The Bleacher Report. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Rosenthal, Seth (August 6, 2012). "The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Just Won an Instant Classic Over Canada". New York. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Blair, Jeff (August 9, 2012). "Canadian women's soccer team gets Olympic bronze medals". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
- Rustad, Harley (November 23, 2022). "The Women's National Team Taught Canada How to Be a Soccer Country". The Walrus. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Christine Sinclair wins Lou Marsh Award". CBC Sports. December 10, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Sinclair wins 2012 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award". Canada Soccer Association. December 27, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canadian women's soccer team named CP Team of the Year". TSN. December 29, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- McMahon, Bobby (December 10, 2012). "Canada's Summer Of Soccer Hosting Is Just Around The Corner". Forbes. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Murray, Caitlin (June 2, 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015 Group A preview: Canada, China, Holland and New Zealand". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Taylor, Louise (June 17, 2015). "John Herdman tries to condition Canada into accepting women's football". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (June 7, 2015). "Canada edges China on late Sinclair penalty in Women's World Cup opener". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
- "Canada edge past Switzerland into last eight of Women's World Cup". The Guardian. June 22, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Canada takes knockout blow from England at Womens World Cup". CBC Sports. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
- "Women's World Cup 2015: After the heartbreaking loss to England, Canada looks to future with hope". The National Post. June 28, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Jones, Terry (July 5, 2015). "Canada's Buchanan named World Cup's top youngster". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Hossain, Asif (July 9, 2015). "Buchanan among young stars set for Pan Am football". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Molinaro, John (July 28, 2015). "Rustad: Canada needs new blood, time to improve". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Faris, Nick (July 10, 2015). "Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games will be a preview of what the future holds for Canadian women's soccer". The National Post. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (December 17, 2015). "Kadeisha Buchanan named Canadian women's soccer player of the year". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "USWNT beat Canada to win Olympic qualifying tournament". The Guardian. February 22, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Hossain, Asif (March 9, 2016). "Canada beats Brazil, wins Algarve Cup in Portugal". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Rio 2016: Canada scores historic soccer win over Germany". Global News. August 9, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (August 16, 2016). "Rio 2016: Germany upsets Canada's quest for gold in women's soccer". Global News. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (August 20, 2016). "Canada 'privileged' to have Christine Sinclair, soccer official says". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (January 8, 2018). "John Herdman, decorated women's coach, makes sudden move to Canada's men's team". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Molinaro, John (January 9, 2018). "What Herdman's move to men's team means for Canadian soccer". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (August 19, 2016). "Canada earns Olympic women's soccer bronze". Maclean's. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- "Canada takes home silver at 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship". Canadian Soccer Association. October 17, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2023.
- Wrack, Suzanne (June 10, 2019). "Kadeisha Buchanan heads Canada to World Cup victory over Cameroon". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Christine Sinclair scores goal No. 182 vs. Dutch at World Cup". Sportsnet. June 20, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- "Canada rues 'Gretzky' moment during World Cup exit". Reuters. June 24, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Sweden handles Canada, 1-0, will face Germany in World Cup quarterfinal". The Washington Post. June 24, 2019.
- Davidson, Neil (June 25, 2019). "Christine Sinclair passed on crucial penalty kick in loss to Sweden and many are wondering why". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Wrack, Suzanne (June 26, 2019). "Women's World Cup 2019 power rankings: USA top, Germany rising". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Reed, Nigel (June 24, 2019). "Canada's women's World Cup exit leaves bitter taste". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- The Canadian Press (June 25, 2019). "World Cup exit shows Canada will miss the remarkable Christine Sinclair". The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Hays, Graham (January 29, 2020). "Canada's Christine Sinclair breaks record for most international goals". ESPN. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
- Wrack, Suzanne (February 7, 2020). "Christine Sinclair, the canny hunter, scores her way into history books". The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- "Megan Rapinoe on target as USA beat Canada in Concacaf final". The Guardian. February 10, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Van Diest, Derek (June 10, 2020). "Canadian national women's soccer coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller steps down". The Toronto Sun. Retrieved July 17, 2023.
- Butler, Signa (October 28, 2020). "Bev Priestman takes over Canada's women's soccer team ahead of Olympic medal pursuit". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- Strashin, Jamie (July 21, 2021). "Canada's women's soccer team opens Olympics with draw against favoured Japan". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- Van Diest, Derek (July 24, 2021). "Beckie rebounds to score twice for Canada in win against Chile at Olympic women's soccer tournament". The National Post. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- Murray, Nick (July 30, 2021). "Dramatic penalty kicks send Canada's women's soccer team to Olympic semifinals". CBC Sports. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
- Sinclair, Christine; Brunt, Stephen (December 10, 2022). "'Let Jessie have it.' How Christine Sinclair's penalty kick plan helped Canada conquer U.S. at Tokyo Olympics". The Welland Tribune. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- Heroux, Devin (August 2, 2021). "Canada shocks U.S. in semis, will play for Olympic gold in women's soccer". CBC Sports. Retrieved August 2, 2021.
- Heroux, Devin (August 6, 2021). "Canadian women's soccer team delivers thrilling Olympic gold-medal victory over Sweden". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- "Canada claims gold in Olympic women's soccer after defeating Sweden in final". Sportsnet. August 6, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
- Kelly, Cathal (August 6, 2021). "20 years of Christine Sinclair made Tokyo Olympic women's soccer gold possible". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- Brunt, Stephen (August 6, 2021). "How the greatness of Christine Sinclair made Olympic gold possible". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- Squizzato, Daniel (August 6, 2021). "Golden generation lifts iconic Sinclair to the Olympic pinnacle". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- Molinaro, John (July 3, 2022). "What you need to know about Canada and the Concacaf W Championship". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- "Canada secures spot in 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup with win over Panama". TSN. July 8, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- "Canadian women's soccer team tops Jamaica, will face U.S. in CONCACAF W Championship final". CBC Sports. July 15, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- "Canadian women's soccer team falls to U.S. on late penalty in CONCACAF W Championship final". CBC Sports. July 19, 2022. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (February 14, 2023). "Canada women's soccer team 'deflated' as labour dispute overshadows key tournament". Global News. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- "Canadian women cap disappointing SheBelieves Cup with error-riddled loss to Japan". CBC Sports. February 22, 2023. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- "Canada comeback bid falls short in loss to France during women's World Cup tune-up". CBC Sports. April 11, 2023. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (July 19, 2023). "Women's World Cup Preview: Foolish to count out Canada". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (July 13, 2023). "FIFA Women's World Cup Group B Preview: Is sixth time a charm for Canada's Sinclair?". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 18, 2023.
- Lee, Eleanor (July 16, 2023). "FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 - Group B: Preview, schedule and how to watch". Olympic Channel. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
- "2023 FIFA Women's World Cup team-by-team preview". ESPN. July 18, 2023. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
- Ristic, Raine (July 17, 2023). "Who are Canada's 5 biggest stars (not named Sinclair!) at 2023 World Cup". OneSoccer. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
- Spiker, Brianne (July 19, 2023). "Fleming ready to step up as Canada's leader". TSN. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (July 21, 2023). "Sinclair misses penalty kick as Canada ties Nigeria in Women's World Cup opener". CBC Sports. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
- Callaghan, Joe (July 21, 2023). "World Cup match breakdown: Christine Sinclair's sixth sense is off in Canada's disappointing draw with Nigeria". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
- Kelly, Cathal (July 21, 2023). "Canada should have won its World Cup opener, but several mortal mistakes undid the team". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 21, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (July 26, 2023). "Canada's Women's World Cup comeback cued by veteran subs, starting with Sinclair". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 26, 2023.
- Davidson, Neil (July 31, 2023). "Canada left searching for answers in wake of early exit from Women's World Cup". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (July 31, 2023). "Long-standing issues with scoring, creativity at root of Canada's World Cup exit". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
- Kelly, Cathal (July 31, 2023). "Canada's women's soccer team was not ready for the World Cup". The Globe & Mail. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
- Ranney, Julia (September 21, 2023). "Olympic Qualifier Preview: Struggling Canada faces tough test vs. Jamaica". Sportsnet. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
- Butler, Signa (September 21, 2023). "Olympic hopes on the line as Canada's women's soccer team faces Jamaica". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
- Campigotto, Jesse (September 21, 2023). "The Canadian women's soccer team is in danger of missing the Olympics". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
- "CanWNT beats Jamaica to take lead into second leg of Olympic qualifier". TSN. September 22, 2023. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
- Molinaro, John F. (September 27, 2023). "Maturing Canadians will get chance to defend Olympic title". Sportsnet. Retrieved September 27, 2023.
- "CANWNT ROSTER UNVEILED AHEAD OF AUSTRALIA FRIENDLIES". Canadian Soccer Association. November 23, 2023.
- "Canada Soccer hires former National Women's Youth Team Player Jasmine Mander as Women's National Team Performance Analyst".
- "Bev Priestman makes first hire as Canadian women's soccer coach". CollingwoodToday.ca.
- "Canada Soccer Records & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- "Full Schedule & Results". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
- "Canada in the FIFA World Ranking". Retrieved July 12, 2022.