Ontario Football Officials Association
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Welcome to the Ontario Football Officials Association website

The O.F.O.A was founded in 1998 with the purpose of uniting all approved officials’ associations in Ontario under one umbrella.  Over six hundred officials from nineteen local associations make up the O.F.O.A. membership.  The association provides certification programs, education, and training to its members and provides service to amateur football organizations and schools throughout Ontario.

Football requires impartial, competent officials to ensure the game is played fairly and safely.  There is a need for football officials!  If you enjoy the game of football, this is a wonderful way to be part of a great sport and provide a vital service at the same time.  

A local officials’ association will provide you with the necessary classroom and field training to become a certified official.  Those who have previously played the game may have a head start with rules knowledge and a “feel for the game,” however, this is not a prerequisite.  A willingness to learn the rules, officiating mechanics, and gain experience are all that are required.  The rewards are many . . . physical activity, teamwork, new friendships.

Reginal Officiating Websites: 

Canadian Football Officials Association

Eastern Ontario Tackle Football Officials Association

Hamilton Football Officials Association

Kawartha Football Officials Association

Kingston Football Officials Association

Lakeshore Football Officials Association

Toronto Football Officials Association

Windsor District Football Officials Association

Leagues and other Links:

Football Canada

Football Ontario

Northern Football Conference

Ontario University Athletics (OUA)


Don Carmichael
Brian Schouten
Central Director
Dave Frank
Western Director
Murray Taylor
Past President
Murray Drinkwalter
Vice President
Ed Asare-Quansah
Jay Charron
Richard Kelly
Jim Corelli
Northern Director
Craig Pearce
Eastern Director