Sport Organizations can access the Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Sport organizations located in Ontario can access thousands of dollars in funding to train and enhance the skills of their employees – and we can … [Read more...]

SLSG supports PSOs applying for the Ontario Amateur Sport Fund

On March 13, 2017, the Ontario government announced a new multiyear funding program to support recognized provincial sport organizations to develop … [Read more...]

SLSG and Risk Management Project featured in SIRCuit

The newest edition of SIRCuit, published by the Sport Information Resource Centre, focused on Leadership. The e-publication contains a great article … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Tales from the Ivory Tower Six Months In

By Rachel Corbett Many readers of this blog may know that I took a leave of absence from the Sport Law & Strategy Group in the summer of 2014 … [Read more...]

Resources for Not-For-Profit Organizations

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and … [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...]

In Camera Meetings and Minutes of In Camera Meetings

There are times within meetings, particularly executive meetings, when discussions must be kept confidential. Such discussions are considered to be … [Read more...]

Update on the Use of Religious Headwear during Soccer Matches

We have been following this issue since it first arose in 2012, when the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) issued a rule prohibiting its players from … [Read more...]

With 63 gold medals Canada owned the podium again

Four years ago I wrote an article about the different ways to count Olympic medals. One of the issues I wanted to raise was that in individual sports … [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...]

Following Olympic Disputes: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are underway and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is on-site hearing all matters that arise.  The decisions and reasoning … [Read more...]

What We’re Watching in 2014

Last year in February we wrote about what we were watching in 2013 and this year we thought we would do the same. But this year we also wanted to … [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...]

Jurisdiction, Turbans, and Soccer in Quebec

Since last year, the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has prohibited its players from wearing turbans and other religious headgear. This April, the … [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...]

Values-in-Action: What Sport Leaders Are Saying

Our new handbook, Values-in-Action: Igniting Passion and Purpose in Sport Organizations, was published just over five months ago. To date we have sold … [Read more...]

What We’re Watching in 2013

Last year we celebrated our 20th Anniversary of service in the Canadian sport industry and we are looking forward to big things in the coming year! We … [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...]

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...]

Harassment Issues in Sport – from 1994 to 2012

In 1994, Rachel Corbett wrote a handbook on Harassment in Sport that was distributed to NSOs and other amateur sport organizations around the country. … [Read more...]

What We’re Watching in 2012

This year marks our 20th Anniversary of service in the Canadian sport industry.  We have been advising sport organizations since 1992!  We'll soon … [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...]

Reflections from Two Years with the Sport Law & Strategy Group

by Kevin Lawrie.   Two years ago, in July 2009, I started my first contract with the Sport Law & Strategy Group.  We were working for a coalition … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts About Sport’s Future

Over the last year as I have been consulting with sport organizations on governance and organizational change, I have encouraged people to make the … [Read more...]

Olympic Success – when 24 athletes = 1 medal

By Kevin Lawrie One of the goals of Canada’s Own the Podium funding program was to ‘Place first in the total medal count at the 2010 Olympic Winter … [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...]

Book Review – The Great Traits of Champions: Fundamentals for Achievers, Leaders and Legacy Leavers (2008)

Readers of this website will likely know of both Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir, authors of the recently released book, The Great Traits of Champions: … [Read more...]

Keynote Address – Royal Canadian Golf Association

by Rachel Corbett. Thank you very much Scott. Good evening ladies and gentlemen, Directors and Governors, members of the Provincial Council, … [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...]

Encourage Good Sports for Better Sports

By Rachel Corbett Fourteen years ago in this space I wrote an article about injury prevention and liability in recreation (Could This Happen to … [Read more...]

Workplace Law Quiz!

Are you up to speed on employment law issues in your workplace?  Take this quiz to test your knowledge! 1.        An employment contract for an … [Read more...]

Copyright Quiz!

QUESTION 1: Your organization hires a person to write a technical manual. It now wishes to allow affiliated clubs use and copy the manual. Can they do … [Read more...]

Centre for Sport and Law Assists Amateur Athletes Across Canada

With a few exceptions, clients organizations come to the Centre for Sport and Law without a clear ideas of what they want or need. All they know is … [Read more...]

The Future is Bright – LGBT Sport

When I began to work for the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association, I had no idea what to expect. As a seasoned professional from the … [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...]

Book Review – Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999)

In the Knowing the Law column in the last issue of Coaches Report , we observed that the most pressing issue that coaches appear to be facing today … [Read more...]

Keeping Canadian Sport Drug-Free: Anti-Drug Programs in Canada are the Strictest to be Found Anywhere

First, an independent adjudicator decides to reinstate Eric Lamaze from a lifetime sports ban. Then the Canadian Olympic Association decides to deny … [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...]

Parents can Help to Cut Risk of Sexual Abuse by Coaches

by Rachel Corbett. In arguing for a light sentence for convicted sex offender George Smith, defence counsel noted that the stigma from this … [Read more...]