|Motto||"A Canadian Tradition Since 1883"|
|No. of teams||18 teams, split into 3 conferences (each with 6 teams)|
The Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) is a national semi-professional Canadian football league consisting of 18 teams playing in six provinces across Canada. The teams compete annually for the Canadian Bowl. Many CJFL players move on to professional football careers in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and elsewhere.
Formed May 8, 1974, the CJFL's formal mission statement is: "The Canadian Junior Football League provides the opportunity for young men aged 17 to 22 to participate in highly competitive post-high school football that is unique in Canada. The goal of the league is to foster community involvement and yield a positive environment by teaching discipline, perseverance and cooperation. The benefits of the league are strong camaraderie, national competition and life-long friends."
A handful of standout players are typically signed directly to CFL rosters each season, while U Sports permits up to two years of play in leagues such as the CJFL before a player begins to lose eligibility.
The 9-team Quebec Junior Football League was formerly part of the CJFL, but eventually withdrew and now operates independently. Meanwhile, The Ontario Football Conference (OFC) consists of two divisions: Varsity Division (ages 11 to 19) and Junior Division (ages 17 to 22). While the Junior Division remains affiliated to the CJFL and its teams compete for the Canadian Bowl, the Varsity Division is operated solely by the OFC.
|GTA Grizzlies||Toronto, Ontario||Centennial Park Stadium|
|Hamilton Hurricanes||Hamilton, Ontario||Tim Hortons Field|
|London Beefeaters||London, Ontario||TD Stadium|
|Quinte Skyhawks[a]||Belleville, Ontario||Mary Ann Sills Park|
|Ottawa Sooners||Ottawa, Ontario||Keith Harris Stadium|
|St. Clair Fratmen||Windsor, Ontario||St. Clair College Sports Park|
|Calgary Colts||Calgary, Alberta||McMahon Stadium|
|Edmonton Huskies||Edmonton, Alberta||Clarke Stadium|
|Lethbridge Vipers[b]||Lethbridge, Alberta||Lethbridge Community Stadium|
|Regina Thunder||Regina, Saskatchewan||Mosaic Stadium|
|Saskatoon Hilltops||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Saskatoon Minor Football Field|
|Winnipeg Rifles||Winnipeg, Manitoba||IG Field|
|Kamloops Broncos||Kamloops, British Columbia||Hillside Stadium|
|Langley Rams||Langley, British Columbia||MacLeod Stadium|
|Okanagan Sun||Kelowna, British Columbia||Apple Bowl|
|Valley Huskers||Chilliwack, British Columbia||Exhibition Stadium|
|Vancouver Island Raiders||Nanaimo, British Columbia||Caledonia Park|
|Westshore Rebels||Victoria, British Columbia||Westhills Stadium|
Leader-Post Trophy, 1908-1973; Armadale Cup, 1974-1988; Canadian Bowl, 1989-present.
The national championship was contested from 1908-1946 with breaks for the World Wars and an additional break in the mid-1930s. In these years the championship was won by teams from Toronto (7 times), Montreal (6 times), Hamilton (4 times), Regina (2 times), and once each by Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Petrolia, St. Thomas, Woodstock, and London.