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...]

Jurisdiction, Turbans, and Soccer in Quebec

by Sport Law & Strategy Group Since last year, the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF) has prohibited its players from wearing turbans and other … [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...]

Including Transgendered Athletes in Sport

By Rachel Corbett. I would like to heartily congratulate the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for creating an inclusive policy¬†at … [Read more...]

International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Paves the Way in Creating a More Inclusive Sport Environment

By Rachel Corbett. I am in Ottawa this weekend participating in the centennial celebrations of the Canadian PGA, and I had the opportunity to have … [Read more...]

OFSAA Eligibility Policy Discriminatory? Or Just a Poor Fit With Organization’s Mandate

by Hilary Findlay. Direct discrimination on well-known prohibited grounds is typically easily discerned. For example, it is well-known, if not … [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...]

The Transgendered Athlete – A New Resource

Conversations about gender identity and transgender athletes are definitely going mainstream these days. Just recently there have been two high … [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...]

Girls Playing on Boys’ Teams

Girls wanting to play on boys' teams.... This human rights issue has cropped up again, several times in fact, in the past short while. This timely … [Read more...]