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Membership Categories & Dues

COVID-19 Return to Play Amendments 

PHASES 1, 2 & 3 

Participant Membership & Registration Update 

 Rugby Ontario has reviewed the impact to the 2020 rugby season and the restrictions on rugby activities that Registered Participants shall be permitted to participate in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a result of Return to Play restrictions, Rugby Ontario has amended the Membership Dues payable by Participants for the remainder of 2020.  In addition to Rugby Ontario’s amended Dues, Rugby Canada has also approved changes to its Membership Dues structure.  The amended Membership Dues are for the current season and are valid to December 31st, 2020, with insurance coverage available until April 30th, 2021 if purchased within the limitation period. 

The table below is a summary of the COVID-19 Return to Play Amended Categories & Dues for Phases 1, 2 & 3 only. 

As part of the Return to Play process, Member Clubs must apply to Rugby Ontario and complete the Club Sanctioning Process.  The ability for participants to register will be restricted until Rugby Ontario has approved each Club’s sanctioning application.  For clarity, only the membership categories and dues shown below will be able to be set-up for registration until the government approves the return to contact rugby (Phase 4 & 5).  All participants must be registered in order to take part in sanctioned rugby activities.  

Return to Play Refund Process (UPDATED) 

With Rugby Ontario’s Return to Play strategy presently being released in gradual Phases, it is important that you are aware of next steps in regard to your original registration. Please note the following: 

1)  Your current membership has been made expired as of July 23rd, 2020. 

  • This is being done in accordance with Rugby Canada’s policy to ensure that no individual can participate in sanctioned rugby activities until they have acknowledged and signed the new Participation Agreement & Release of Liability.   

To understand your next steps, please review which scenario best suits your current registration status. 

2) You registered in 2020 prior to the shutdown and have already requested and/or received a refund. 

i)  Next Steps (Option 1): You will register as normal with the new Return to Play categories. 

  • You can register with a Member Club once your Club has completed the Return to Play Club Sanctioning Process and been approved to reopen registration by Rugby Ontario.  

ii) Next Steps (Option 2): If you no longer wish to participate in sanctioned rugby activities for the remainder of the 2020 season, no further actions are required.
 

3) You registered in 2020 prior to the shutdown, have not yet requested a refund and no longer wish to participate in sanctioned rugby activities for the remainder of the 2020 season. 

i) Next Steps: You are eligible to request a refund. Please Click Here to review the Manual Refund guide to complete this process. 

  • Note that you will receive your refund in three parts (i.e. separate refunds from Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and your club). 
  • Rugby Ontario’s refund will be sent via Paysafe back to the credit card in which your original purchase was made. 
  • The money will be deposited to your credit card from Rugby Ontario’s Paysafe account within six (6) business days from your request being approved. 

3) You registered in 2020 prior to the shutdown, have not yet requested a refund and intend to participate in sanctioned rugby activities for the remainder of the 2020 season. 

i) Next Steps: Register through the 2020 Return to Play Reactivation Membership, once your Club has completed the Return to Play Club Sanctioning Process and has been approved to reopen registration by Rugby Ontario.  

  • Please Click Here to review the 2020 Return to Play Reactivation Membership Guide 
  • No fee will be associated with this membership. 
  • When completing the membership, you will have the opportunity to indicate which category you will be participating in. If you are unsure of which category you should be selecting, please refer to our membership chart below 
  • Once your registration is completed, you will have an active registration 

ii) Next Steps: You are eligible to request a partial refund for the difference between the new Return to Play category and your original membership after the registration is completed. Please Click Here to review the Manual Refund guide to complete this process. 

  • Note that you will receive your refund in three parts (i.e. separate refunds from Rugby Canada, Rugby Ontario and your club). 
  • Rugby Ontario’s refund will be sent via Paysafe back to the credit card in which your original purchase was made. 
  • The money will be deposited to your credit card from Rugby Ontario’s Paysafe account within six (6) business days from your request being approved. 

Disclaimer: A full refund cannot be requested once you have participated in sanctioned rugby activities in a given season. 

*All those who registered in 2020 prior to the shutdown of the registration system and are interested in returning to sanctioned rugby activities are required to upgrade, regardless of your membership type to ensure each member completes the new Rugby Canada Participation Agreement & Release of Liability. This includes membership types that have no fees associated (e.g. Board Member, Volunteer, Social Member).