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Membership Information

2015-16 Individual Membership Information

Membership dues are due annually as of August 1st annually. All Recreational registrations are now done on the CFF system..

For CFF Competitive, U15 Competitive, Coaches and Officials, AND NOW RECREATIONAL licences, please continue below and follow the link to the CFF page to register.

For OFA Associate and Club Memberships, follow the following steps:


OFA Annual Club Membership

All 2015-16 annual Club memberships are now due. Members Clubs are required to set up their club profile and pay their annual Club Membership fee ($100.00) using our new system which requires clubs to pay with credit card via PayPal. No alternative registration processess will be offered and clubs are asked to use the system once they set up their club profile.


OFA Insurance Certificates

Clubs requiring Insurance Certificates are to download, fill out and return the form to l.bishop@fencingontario.ca.


Club Sanction $100 

  • Eligibility for OFA grant programs
  • Sanctioning of program activities, including those outside of the usual venue (schools, recreation centres, demonstrations, etc.) and competitions
  • Errors and Omissions Insurance for Club Boards of Directors
  • Optional extra coverage for Appeals and Disputes

To register for a Club Membership

The OFA/CFF Membership year runs from August 1 to July 31 of each year. The new OFA membership system will automatically bill and process payment after your club has registered in to the system. 

Memberships become active when fees and applications are received by the OFA.

If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Bishop.


OFA Associate Registrants

Members Clubs in good standing (paid Club Membership fee) may now submit Associate registrants with the bulk registration form and payment online. Here are the steps:

  1. Download the bulk form found here>> 
  2. Fill out all the required information for each registrant on the form.
  3. Upload the final bulk form file and make payment immediately here>>
    (Note: You must sign in to your club profile to process)
  4. If you have any questions, please contact the OFA vial email>>

New Memberships
For new Recreational registrants, individuals must purchase a CFF licence found here>>.

Individual Licence Listing

For Associate registrations the OFA will be uploading an accurate list found here>>

All Recreational registrations are now included in the competitive listing found CFF website found here>>.

Membership Registration and Privacy

Membership Types

This level is for the serious athlete who is competing for ranking points and training to achieve excellence in the sport

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Learn to Train (Yellow) Train to Train (Green/Blue) Train to Compete (Red)
  • Insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability) and registration for individuals
  • CFF license included
  • Eligible for inclusion in the National Rankings
  • Entry into all competitions held in Canada and USA
  • International competitions. (May need additional FIE license for some Levels)
  • Eligibile for funding (eg. Quest)
  • Eligible for training programs
  • Eligiblefor Ontario Elite Teams, Ontario Games selection, National Team programs

To register for a Competitive Membership please CLICK HERE

To check for your CFF license number, click here>>.

To check the status of your membership, please email l.bishop@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

This level is for the serious athlete who is competing for ranking points and training to achieve excellence in the sport for athletes Under the age of 15.  To determine if you are eligible for the U15 Competitive license, please follow This Link.

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Learn to Train (Yellow) Train to Train (Green/Blue) Train to Compete (Red)
  • Insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability) and registration for individuals
  • CFF license included
  • Entry into all competitions held in Canada and USA
  • Eligible for training programs
  • Eligiblefor Ontario Elite Teams, Ontario Games selection, National Team programs

To register for a U15 Competitive Membership please CLICK HERE>>

To check for your CFF license number, click here>>.

To check the status of your membership, please email l.bishop@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

Please note that your ranking is linked with your license number. This means that if you already have a license, and you register under a new license number, you will lose all your previous ranking points. If you wish to correct the error after registering under an incorrect license number, there may be fees payable to the CFF. Please see their policy on licensing errors for more information.

Coaches and officials who do not have a Competitive Membership are eligable for this level. All coaches and officials must be OFA members to participate.

To register for a Coach or Official membership, please CLICK HERE>>

To check for your CFF license number, please click here>>.

To check the status of your membership, please email l.bishop@fencingontario.ca.

Please note that you are required to purchase a membership at least 72 hours prior to a competition. You are advised to bring a paper copy of your receipt to all competitions in case you are asked to verify your membership status.

This level is for club based programs only. Training and club programming only. NOT eligible for access to competitions.

  • In club training  including Just for Fun training events (see below for definition)
  • Does not include registration in the National Instructional Program (Armband)
  • Does not include competitions, OFA programs (eg. Ontario Games, funding etc.)
  • Can include volunteers and service providers
  • Covers insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability)

Definition of “In-club training event” 

Any club run event that is intended for practice and fun but is not included in any Regional, Provincial, or National ranking point system.

To register for a Recreational Membership please CLICK HERE>>
NOTE: Recreational CFF members may upgrade to Competitive licence by logging in to their CFF profile page.

To check for your CFF license number, click here>>.


Associate $5 

This level is for those who are new to fencing. 

  • Long Term Athlete Development stages Active Start and FUNdamentals
  • Covers insurance ($5,000,000 third person liability)
  • Short term twelve weeks
  • Does not include any competitions or training events
  • This level of member will learn the basic foundation skills of fencing in introduction to fencing programs, summer camps, birthday parties etc.

Member clubs in good standing may register new participants by completing the bulk order form found here>> and send to l.bishop@fencingontario.ca.


Frequently Asked Questions

I am a coach (official) but also a competitive athlete. Do I need to register twice?

No. Your Competition Membership will cover both. Please be sure to indicate that you coach or officiate even if you are not certified.

Do I get a new CFF number every year?

NO!!!  A CFF number will be issued to you when you initially register for your license. You will keep this number for subsequent years. Use the same name version on your membership application and renewals as you use for all competition registrations and communication to the OFA and CFF. Using different variations could lead to the issuing of double CFF numbers which will be problematic for ranking. If you can’t remember which name you used, you can check your information at click here

I am a volunteer at my club and help out occasionally. Why do I need a membership?

Membership in the OFA shows a commitment and appreciation for a sport that gives us so much. It boosts our numbers to help us become eligible for increased grant money and makes us more attractive to sponsors. This is a way you can help the general fencing community as well as your club. Thank you for everything you do for fencing!

I am just starting to compete. What if I don’t like it?

There are many opportunities to compete at club competitions. These are informal, relaxed ways to get used to competition formats. If you enjoy this level, you can upgrade your Recreation membership to Competition and participate in some more formal competitions. If you don’t like competition after trying it out, it is perfectly acceptable to fence in your club, have fun, and enjoy the activity with your friends. Fencing is truly a lifelong sport. There are folks still fencing into their eighties and nineties.

Where does my membership money go?

We depend on membership dollars to educate coaches and referees, plan programs, fund athlete programs and do the work of the organization. The Ontario Government is currently recognizing the importance of sport by increasing availability of funds but the amount of money granted depends heavily on membership numbers. Most programs are subsidized by membership dollars.

I just want to do the kid’s stuff. What membership do I need?

If you are just starting you will be fine with the Recreation membership. If you are ready to compete outside of your club, you will need the Competition membership. With it you can:

  • Join the National Instructional Program
  • Compete to be eligible for funding
  • Compete to qualify for Community Games, Ontario Games and other opportunities