What is a Parliamentarian and why sport organizations need one

Recently I completed a course on parliamentary procedure with the University of Wisconsin and proudly updated my LinkedIn profile to announce my … [Read more...]

Financial Literacy – What is it and Who needs it?

In sport, we often talk about physical literacy as “the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child to … [Read more...]

BC Societies Act – Practical Guidance for Transition

By now, most BC societies have received formal notice from BC Registry Services that the new BC Societies Act will come into force on November 28th, … [Read more...]

Avoid sticking your head in the sand … deal with human resource problems proactively

I read with interest an article in the Ottawa Citizen about the rising number of public service executives who are seeking counselling to deal with a … [Read more...]

Getting the most out of your insurance programs

In recent risk management workshops with National Sport Organizations (NSOs) as part of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s Risk Management … [Read more...]

Increasing Leadership Opportunities for Women

Increasingly I’m inspired to think of choices when tackling both every day and complex problems by approaching them as ‘and/with’ problems instead … [Read more...]

PSO Risk Management Workshops

Since 2007 the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to deliver the Risk Management … [Read more...]

BC Societies Act to come into force in November 2016!

Big news for BC sports organizations! The new not-for-profit corporations act – the BC Societies Act – has been announced to come into force on … [Read more...]

Emotionally intelligent leaders – ways to unleash your organization’s full leadership potential

I was reading a great article in the December 2001 edition of the Harvard Business Review on leadership that is worth sharing. Written by Goleman, … [Read more...]

BC Societies Act – Big Changes Ahead for BC sport organizations

The new BC Societies Act is expected to come into force within 18 months (by November 2016) and will replace the existing BC Society Act – the … [Read more...]

Human Resources – Challenges and Pitfalls in Managing this Vital Resource

People are the lifeblood of any organization whether they are paid staff, Directors, or volunteers. Without their passion and commitment, many of the … [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...]

Coaching isn’t just for athletes…

Recently I became certified as an Integral Master CoachTM with Integral Coaching Canada. The certification process took fourteen months and is … [Read more...]

Record Keeping Checklist Under the NFP Act

What Documents Your Organization Needs to Keep and Who Can Access Them The new NFP Act requires that organizations maintain specific records and … [Read more...]

Who’s the Piper: Dual Loyalties of Directors?

The Situation A director of a sport organization is appointed to the board because of his or her position in another organization or because that … [Read more...]

Values in Action: Questions about the handbook

Dina answers questions about the handbook: How can this book make me a better sport leader? "This book was written with sport leaders in mind. … [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...]

Some Emerging Issues with Transition to the NFP Act

The NFP Act came into law in October 2011, with a 3-year window for corporations to become compliant (by October 2014). That window is now almost … [Read more...]

Snapshot of Membership Fees of National Sport Organizations

By Kevin Lawrie and Rachel Corbett. We recently published a snapshot on the voting structures of National Sports Organizations (NSOs) and we found … [Read more...]

Flying High… What Sport Leaders Can Learn from a Canadian Success Story

My colleagues and I have been thinking a lot about what it takes to create a high performing sport organization. Traditionally, assumptions were made … [Read more...]

Violence and Harassment in the Workplace – Compliance

Last month we gave a presentation to the membership of the Sport Alliance of Ontario (SAO) relating to the requirements of the newly legislated … [Read more...]

Values … Let’s Get Personal

We have written here before about the role that values can play in helping organizations improve their performance. But I am inspired to blog about a … [Read more...]

Your Guide to the Updated Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

In our last newsletter, we started looking into the new forthcoming OHSA.  We have done more investigation here and it is important to highlight that … [Read more...]

Wide Range

For this column, we thought each of us from the Centre for Sport and Law would pitch in, sharing our thoughts on some recent legal events and looking … [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...]