DoorDash Partners with Project 8

DoorDash Partners with Project 8

TORONTO — Project 8 has revealed that A.F.C. Toronto City has joined as the third founding team for Canada’s women’s professional soccer league, kicking off in 2025. Toronto City is the third of eight teams expected in the league and is Toronto’s first-ever women’s professional soccer team. DoorDash Canada has partnered with Project 8 as the fourth founding partner, joining CIBC, Air Canada and Canadian Tire to create opportunities for Canadian women in sports.

Toronto City will be led by local business, sport and community leaders Helena Ruken as CEO; Brenda Ha as COO; and Jill Burgin as CMO. Supporters of women’s soccer in Toronto can expect to see their newest club’s identity and crest announced in the coming year. Toronto City, The Vancouver Whitecaps and Calgary Foothills have been confirmed as the first three of the league’s founding eight teams.

“Toronto is a hub for sport, and with A.F.C. Toronto City joining, this is only going to further help to grow the game and build a greater community and stronger player opportunities in an already talented city,” says Diana Matheson, co-founder and CEO of Project 8. “DoorDash Canada’s commitment and passion for championing women and girls – both on and off the pitch – are values Project 8 shares. This makes them another strong partner to Project 8 and will accelerate our ambition of creating visible opportunities for women in sport.”

 “As one of the founding clubs for Project 8, we’re excited to be the first to bring women’s professional soccer to Toronto,” says Helena Ruken, CEO, A.F.C Toronto City, “We are a group of passionate advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion, and we’re excited to rally even more partners, supporters, and our local community to join us on this journey towards kicking-off women’s professional soccer in Toronto.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Project 8 in a way that will be truly meaningful to the future of women and girls in sport,” says Shilpa Arora, general manager, DoorDash Canada. “Our mission is to empower local economies and that starts in the community – we’re committed to investing in programs that drive meaningful change, create more room at the table and level the playing field.”

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