Canadian Football League Players’ Association partners with SWIFT Learning to help players prepare for careers after football

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April 12th, 2021

Canadian Football League Players’ Association partners with SWIFT Learning to help players prepare for careers after football

Mississauga, ON — SWIFT Learning and the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) today announced a collaboration that provides CFL Players’ Association members and their spouses free access to an online library which includes courses in Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) learning.

SWIFT Learning is widely acknowledged as an industry leader in HSE online learning, delivering programs to millions of users through its leading technological platform. The platform offers opportunities for those who are enrolled to gain important health, safety and environmental certifications that can be gateways to a new career path when football is over.

“The mandate for our academy, and the CFLPA more broadly, is to respond to the needs of our members and seek to provide meaningful opportunities to ensure their holistic success on and off the field,” said Brian Ramsay, CFLPA Executive Director. “By collaborating with SWIFT Learning, we are pleased that our membership will continue to gain access to practical resources to assist them in a variety of future career paths.”

The SWIFT online platform will allow CFLPA members and their spouses to easily access and enroll for any of SWIFT Learning’s over 60 online courses. It is user-friendly and available on all devices and in over 100 languages.

“I am a huge fan of the CFL. These are very challenging times and I thought we could make a positive impact by offering our HSE eLearning library to the CFL membership and their spouses,” Kim Adolphe, President and CEO of SWIFT Learning stated. “Many CFL athletes are thinking about life after football and many of those careers require this type of training. Our hope is that this will add value when looking for a job, but also empower and protect them on the job!”

The SWIFT Learning program promises that CFLPA members who complete the courses and earn certification as a safety practitioner, specialist or technologist will have a real understanding of health, safety and environmental requirements and protocols that will help qualify them for future or current work.

The CFLPA Academy seeks to provide career development opportunities aimed at helping members prepare for life outside of professional football. The Academy has partnered with several established institutions in the U.S. and Canada and offers a suite of education-based programs that support members, and their families, in pursuing future careers after the game.

SWIFT Learning works with numerous leading companies and athletic groups and is very pleased to begin work the CFLPA.

About SWIFT Learning:
Since 1990, SWIFT Learning has been dedicated to the research and development of performance-based Learning software technology. The latest generation of SWIFT is a Platform as a Service that offers organizations and subject matter experts (SMEs) the ability to leverage and launch mobile, adaptive learning. SWIFT Learning is a founder of The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada and provides leading Occupational Health and Safety courses, hosting services and support. Learn more https://swiftlearning.com/#!/home.

About the CFLPA:
The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Since 1965, the Association has worked to establish fair and reasonable working conditions while protecting the rights of all CFL players. In addition to negotiating and enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the CFLPA provides a variety of member services, builds corporate and community partnerships and works diligently for the betterment of its membership. Find us online at cflpa.com.

For more information: Jason Langvee, CFLPA Office, j.langvee@cflpa.com, 1-800-616-6865

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