The Goal Initiatives Foundation is back with its annual football festival in Montreal this weekend.
GOAL was founded by Paul Desbaillets to help promote mental health & wellness through football.
The organization believes that sports should be a safe space for all involved.
The event will take place at McGill Stadium on the campus of McGill University.
‘‘We are thrilled to be back at the McGill stadium this year showcasing how football has the ability to bring together Montreal’s diverse community like no other sport,” said Desbaillets.
Heart Shaped Hands was founded by MLS star Kei Kamara and helps children in his native Sierra Leone pay for schooling.
Meanwhile, Black Players for Change was started by a coalition of MLS players, coaches and staff to fight racial injustices.