What We’re Watching in 2017

This blogpost is our annual ‘what to watch’ post where we review the important topics and issues we will be paying attention to in the coming year. We … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – February 2017

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 13(1) - February 2017 This edition of our newsletter features posts about managing risks, transgender … [Read more...]

Harassment in Sport – Eradicating Harassment in Your Sport Organization

In 2016, the SLSG partnered with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group proudly supports the launch of iS4

The Sport Law & Strategy Group ("SLSG") is proud to support the launch of iS4, a new company formed by former and current Canadian National Soccer … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – April 2016

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 12(1) - April 2016 This edition of our newsletter features posts about Criminal Records Checks, our … [Read more...]

Harassment in Sport Blog Series – Blog Three: Looking Ahead

Our intention for this four-part blog series on harassment in sport is to review the past, assess where we are, and chart a course forward that … [Read more...]

What We’re Watching in 2016

This blogpost will review the topics and issues that we will be paying attention to in the upcoming year. We write a similar post every year (2015, … [Read more...]

Resilience + Reach – Global Online Coaching Summit

We are proud that SLSG Partner Dina Bell-Laroche is one of the featured speakers on Resilience + Reach, a Global Online Coaching Summit that runs from … [Read more...]

Harassment in Sport Blog Series – Blog Two: Current State

Our intention for this four-part blog series on harassment in sport is to review the past, assess where we are, and chart a course forward that … [Read more...]

Harassment in Sport Blog Series – Blog One: Looking Back

Our intention for this four-part blog series on harassment in sport is to review the past, assess where we are, and chart a course forward that … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – October 2015

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 11(2) - October 2015 This edition of our newsletter features news about the new BC Societies Act, … [Read more...]

Policies aren’t enough – Ensuring sport organizations are creating safe and respectful environments

Creating an environment free from harassment and bullying is a topic that Canadians have found themselves considering over the past year. Sport is not … [Read more...]

Ontario Fitness & Recreation Organizations targeted in upcoming government blitz

Are you prepared?  The Ontario government recently announced that they will be conducting a targeted Employment Standards Act enforcement blitz. The … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – March 2015

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 11(1) - March 2015 This edition of our newsletter features news about our new webinar series, … [Read more...]

What We’re Watching in 2015

This is our annual ‘What We’re Watching’ post that describes our success of the past year and looks forward to our plans and hopes for 2015. We wrote … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – July 2014

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 10(2) - July 2014 This edition of our newsletter features important updates about the NFP Act (four … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – February 2014

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 10(1) - February 2014 This edition of our newsletter features tips for sport leaders in the areas of … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – October 2013

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 9(2) - October 2013 This edition of our newsletter features tips for sport leaders in the areas of … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – May 2013

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 9(1) - May 2013 This edition of our newsletter features tips for sport leaders in the areas of risk … [Read more...]

The Myths and Realities of Conflict of Interest in Sport

Late in 2011, Marie-Claude Asselin of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) wrote an informative and practical article on conflict of … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – November 2012

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 8(3) - November 2012 This edition of our newsletter features updates on the Federal NFP Act and the … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

The Sport Law & Strategy Group turns 20 years old this month. I still find this somewhat shocking. In 1992 Hilary Findlay and I had no idea that … [Read more...]

CCES Publishes Exploratory Paper on Gender Inclusivity

In late October 2012 the CCES (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport) released its report, Sport in Transition: Making Sport in Canada More Responsible … [Read more...]

Socialympics – How Sports Organizations and Athletes Used Social Media at London 2012

Guest post by Janice Arnoldi, Arnoldi McPherson. Canadian sports organizations and athletes should keep the social media momentum coming out of the … [Read more...]

Ontario NFP Act to Come Into Force

[Edit September 2013 - there have been new changes to the proclamation date since this post was written] Two days after we wrote about whether … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – June 2012

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 8(2) - June 2012 Our quarterly newsletter brings you important content in the following areas: legal … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – March 2012

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 8(1) - March 2012 Our quarterly newsletter has brought you important content in the following areas: … [Read more...]

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter – November 2011

Sport Law & Strategy Group Newsletter vol 7(1) - November 2011 We sent you our last newsletter back in December 2010 when we were still known … [Read more...]

We’re Changing Our Name!

Ottawa – March 23, 2011 – The Partners at the Centre for Sport and Law are pleased to share with friends, colleagues and clients our new name: Sport … [Read more...]

Discussion Paper on Abuse, Harassment and Bullying in Sport

This position paper was prepared by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Women's Issues in Sport Medicine Committee. It … [Read more...]

Changes to Monetary Limits in Ontario Small Claims Court

On January 1, 2010 a number of changes to Ontario rules of civil procedure took effect, including a change to the monetary limit for awards in small … [Read more...]

Coaches’ Duty of Care Revisited

Previously in this column we have written about the duty of care of coaches towards athletes. A new case from British Columbia (Hussack v. School … [Read more...]

Full Team Ahead: The Benefits of Team Sport to Canadian Sport

We know that sport and physical activity produce positive health effects in individuals. However, until now the particular value of team sports to … [Read more...]

Ontario Bans Use of Handheld Devices While Driving

The Ontario government recently passed Bill 118 – Countering Distracted Driving and Promoting Green Transportation Act. While Ontario is not the first … [Read more...]

Coaches of Canada and CCES Roll Out National Code of Conduct and Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct

Coaches of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recently distributed the above two policy documents to sports administrators … [Read more...]

Including Transitioning and Transitioned Athletes in Sport: Issues, Facts and Perspectives

The purpose of this discussion paper is to promote respectful dialogue, consultation and action concerning the participation of transitioning and … [Read more...]

Ontario Passes Apology Act

Earlier this year, Ontario passed the Apology Act, which now allows an individual or organization to offer an apology as part of a dispute resolution … [Read more...]

Sport Canada Establishes a New Policy on Women and Sport

It only took 23 years, but Canada has a new policy on Women and Sport. Actively Engaged: a Policy on Sport for Women and Girls and the accompanying … [Read more...]

It’s Just How I Feel: Lessons in Procedural Justice

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you were treated unfairly? Most of us have at one time or another. Certainly we have heard others … [Read more...]

Preparing for Beijing: Are You Dispute-Ready?

At the Sport Law & Strategy Group we often say that the months leading up to an Olympic Games are our "legal Olympics". This is a time when we get … [Read more...]

Book Review – Legal Issues in Sport: Tools and Techniques for the Sport Manager (2007)

In a brilliantly straight-forward and understandable way, authors Rachel Corbett, Hilary Findlay and David Lech have identified and elucidated the … [Read more...]

IOC Consensus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport

On 8 February 2007, the IOC Executive Board adopted a Consensus Statement on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Sport (PDF: IOC Consensus Statement on … [Read more...]

Changes to Ontario Human Rights Act

On 20 December 2006, the revisions to the Ontario Human Rights Act came into effect (Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2006). In the past, the Ontario … [Read more...]

Centre for Sport and Law Newsletter – Inaugural Issue

Here is our first on-line newsletter, published in 2004. In it we review new Industry Canada requirements for corporations, PIPEDA (privacy laws) … [Read more...]

A Guide to Employment Contracts for Coaches

This handbook is written for the paid coach who works part-time or full-time in a coaching position for a sport organization, club, educational … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Robinson v. Fraser Wharves Limited (2000), British Columbia Supreme Court

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]

Whose Public Persona? – The Common Law Right of Publicity

The corporate message was clear - use this service associated with the successful coach and athlete, and you too will be successful. There was no … [Read more...]

From Little League to Ben Johnson: Alternatives for Resolving Sports Disputes

By Graeme Mew A constant challenge in any system of dispute resolution involves balancing the desirability of having fair procedures for the … [Read more...]

This Sporting Life: Lawyers in Amateur Sports

It sure isn't the money that lures some of Canada's top legal practitioners to lend their time handling the legal affairs of penniless amateur … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd. (1997), 3 SCR 701

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]