Quebec Student Sport Federation

The Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ; literal translation: Quebec Student Sports Network) is the current name for the organisation formerly known as the Quebec Student Sports Federation (QSSF) in English. RSEQ is the governing body of primary and secondary school, collegiate and university sport in Quebec. It also serves as a regional membership association for Canadian universities which assists in co-ordinating competition between their university level athletic programs and providing contact information, schedules, results, and releases about those programs and events to the public and the media. This is similar to what would be called a "college athletic conference" in the United States.

Quebec Student Sport Federation (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec)
AssociationU Sports, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association
Former namesQuebec Universities Athletic Association
Quebec Student Sports Federation
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
CommissionerAlain Roy

The RSEQ, which covers Quebec, is one of four such bodies that are members of the country's governing body for university athletics, U Sports. The other three regional associations coordinating university-level sports in Canada are Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Atlantic University Sport (AUS), and the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CW).

The RSEQ was initially known as the Quebec Universities Athletic Association (QUAA) when it was founded in 1971 with the reformulations of three university athletic associations spanning the universities of Ontario and Quebec. After the merger between the university, collegiate and high school governing bodies in 1989, the amalgamated association was named to the QSSF and then renamed RSEQ in November 2010.

As with all of Canada's provincial high school athletics associations, the RSEQ is an affiliate member of the United States-based National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Member schools

Locations of the RSEQ member institutions.
U Sports member
Non-U Sports member
Locations of the Montreal based schools.
U Sports member
Non-U Sports member

U Sports member schools

Institution Nickname Location
Founded Type Enrollment Endowment Joined
Bishop's University Gaiters Lennoxville 1843 Public 2,724 $32.5M
Concordia University Stingers Montreal 1896 Public 45,954 $120.4M 1974
Université Laval Rouge et Or Quebec City 1663 Public 37,591 $108.3M
McGill University Redmen and Martlets Montreal 1821 Public 34,819 $1.27B 1974
Université de Montréal Carabins Montreal 1878 Public 58,482 $189.2M 1971
Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins Montreal 1969 Public 41,325 --- 1971
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes Trois-Rivières 1969 Public 12,500 --- 1971
Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or Sherbrooke 1954 Public 35,000 --- 1971

Since the 2017–18 school year, Bishop's has played football in AUS, but remains a member of RSEQ in other sports.

Non-U Sports member schools

Note: The following universities below are not members of U Sports, and are solely RSEQ members and participate in certain sports.

Institution Nickname Location
Founded Type Enrollment Endowment Joined
École de technologie supérieure Piranhas Montreal 1974 Public 6,300
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Inuk Chicoutimi 1959 Public 6,583
Université du Québec en Outaouais Torrents Gatineau 1981 Public 6,017
Université du Québec à Rimouski Nordets Rimouski 1969 Public ~5,400

CCAA member schools

Institution Nickname Location
Founded Type Enrollment Endowment Joined
Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue Gaillards (men’s)
Astrelles (women’s)
Collège Ahuntsic Indiens Montreal
Collège d'Alma Jeannois Alma
Collège André-Grasset Phénix Montreal
Cégep André-Laurendeau Boomerang Montreal
Cégep de Baie-Comeau Trappeurs Baie-Comeau
Cégep Beauce-Appalaches Condors Saint-Georges
Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne Cavaliers Montreal
Centre d'études collégiales Matapédien Alizé Amqui
Centre d'études collégiales de Montmagny Combattants Montmagny
Champlain College Lennoxville Cougars Lennoxville
Champlain College Saint-Lambert Cavaliers Saint-Lambert
Champlain College St. Lawrence Lions Quebec City
Cégep de Chicoutimi Couguars Saguenay
Cégep de Drummondville Voltigeurs Drummondville
Collège Édouard-Montpetit Lynx Longueuil
Cégep François-Xavier-Garneau Élans Quebec City
Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles Bleu Marin Gaspé
Collège Gérald-Godin Gladiateurs Montreal
Cégep de Granby Haute-Yamaska Inouk Granby
Harrington College Icebergs Oka
Heritage College Hurricane Gatineau
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf Dynamiques Montreal
John Abbott College Islanders Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Cégep de Jonquière Gaillards Saguenay
Cégep de La Pocatière Gaulois (men’s)
Monadnocks (women’s)
La Pocatière
Collège Laflèche Dragons Trois-Rivières
Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L'Assomption Cyclones L'Assomption
Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette Pistolets Joliette
Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Terrebonne Rafales Terrebonne
Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon Faucons Lévis
Cégep Limoilou Titans Quebec City
Cégep Lionel-Groulx Nordiques Sainte-Thérèse
Collège de Maisonneuve Vikings Montreal
Marianopolis College Demons Westmount
Cégep Marie-Victorin Trappeurs Montreal
Cégep de Matane Éoles Matane
Collège Mérici Panthères Quebec City
Collège Montmorency Nomades Laval
Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy Notre-Dame Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
Collège préuniversitaire Nouvelles Frontières Préu Gatineau
Cégep de l'Outaouais Griffons Gatineau
Cégep de Rimouski Pionniers Rimouski
Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup Portageurs Rivière-du-Loup
Collège de Rosemont Gaulois Montreal
Séminaire de Sherbrooke Barons Sherbrooke
Cégep de Sept-Îles Voyageurs Sept-Îles
Collège Shawinigan Électriks Shawinigan
Cégep de Sherbrooke Volontaires Sherbrooke
Cégep de Sorel-Tracy Rebelles Sorel-Tracy
Cégep de Sainte-Foy Dynamiques Quebec City
Cégep de Saint-Félicien Kioki Saint-Félicien
Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe Lauréats Saint-Hyacinthe
Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Géants Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Cégep de Saint-Jérôme Cheminots Saint-Jérôme
Cégep de Saint-Laurent Patriotes Montreal
Cégep de Thetford Filons Thetford Mines
Cégep de Trois-Rivières Diablos Trois-Rivières
Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Campus de Val-d'Or) Météores Val-d'Or
Collège de Valleyfield Noir et Or Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Vanier College Cheetahs Montreal
Cégep de Victoriaville Vulkins Victoriaville
Cégep du Vieux Montreal Spartiates Montreal


Canadian athletic facilities are often listed by their "maximum capacity", which is often an estimate of their largest recorded crowd in the facility. These maximum capacities can and often do include standing room patrons and attendees seated on grass surrounding a playing field. Seated Capacity is the actual number of permanent seats, be they grandstands or permanently in use bleachers. This is why you will sometimes see larger capacities listed for these sites when searching for them on line. When capacity numbers have mismatched on source sites, unless the larger capacity could be confirmed as a seated capacity, the smaller capacity number has been listed here.

Please update with verified "seated capacities" only when the institutions release more accurate official seated capacities.

ConcordiaConcordia Stadium4000Concordia Gymnasium750Ed Meagher Arena1000Concordia Stadium4000
LavalPEPS stade extérieur12,257*PEPS gymnase2500No Hockey--PEPS soccer fields--
UQAMNo Football--UQAM Centre sportif600No Hockey--terrain # 2 of Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard1000
McGillMolson Stadium23,420Love Competition Hall1500McConnell Arena950Molson Stadium23,420
Bishop'sCoulter Field2200John H. Price Sports Centre1400W.B. Scott Arena1200Coulter Field2200
MontréalCEPSUM Stadium5100No Basketball--Aréna du CEPSUM2460CEPSUM Stadium5100
UQTRNo Football--No Basketball--Colisée de Trois-Rivières2700Stade de l'UQTR1500
SherbrookeStade de l'UdeS3359No Basketball--No Hockey--Stade de l'Université de Sherbrooke3359

(*Laval's PEPS stade extérieur has an official seated capacity of 12,257 although it has held a standing room crowd of over 18,000 and as such is often listed as having a maximum capacity of 18,000.)

(Data mined from the U Sports homepage's member directory[1] and[2] The members directory numbers seem to be ballpark figures in some cases.)

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