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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Your Organization’s Response to Hazing and Member Misconduct

There have been a few recent member misconduct incidents making the news lately and we wanted to comment on how sports organizations should approach … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Sport Organizations and the New Occupational Health and Safety Act

On June 15th 2010, an amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Act was signed into Ontario law which focuses on workplace harassment and … [Read more...]

Harassment – Some Definitions and Guidelines for Coaches and Athletes

The harm of harassment Harassment has been a “hot” issue in sport for many years. It’s not that harassment in the sport environment is new – it’s … [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...]

The Coach-Athlete Relationship: A Legal View

Recently, we were asked to investigate cases of alleged coach misconduct that raise the question, is this specific coach in a position of trust with … [Read more...]

Doing Something About Bad Coaches

For over a decade part of our business has been helping sport organizations, coaches and athletes resolve their differences. In an average week we … [Read more...]

The Bully Problem

The bully has been around sport for quite some time. While the topics of harassment and abuse have received considerable attention (and are … [Read more...]

Harassment – What We are Learning About What We are Doing

Harassment has been a "hot" issue in sport over the past year. The high profile Sheldon Kennedy incident involving the sexual abuse of an athlete by a … [Read more...]

What Makes a Dispute Situation Fair – or Unfair?

Two recent situations involving the termination of coaches may shed some light on this question. The first situation involves the termination of … [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...]