Renewal … It’s Not Just the Sport Policy That Needs It!

Some of you may be aware that we are undergoing a renewal of the Canadian Sport Policy (CSP). Fondly spoken of as CSP 2.0, this renewal process has … [Read more...]

Raising the Bar – Questions Directors Should Ask

We ask our athletes and coaches to pursue excellence every day, and a recent article in National Post by Shaun Francis and John Kelleher (10 questions … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Alberta Soccer Association v. Charpentier (2010)

It is quite exciting to learn of a case that touches on so many important principles of administrative law as it applies to the governance of sport … [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...]

Human Resources Guide for Community Sport: Managing Employees

by Rachel Corbett. This Guide, authored by Barb Schimnowsky, is a human resources handbook to support the professional development of local sport … [Read more...]

Tapping the Performance Potential of Your Organization’s Values

Organizational values are often described as the glue that connects your mission to your vision. What we know to be true, however, is that in the … [Read more...]

Balancing the Responsibilities of Multiple Roles

Question: I am a member of a board of directors of a sport organization – my daughter is an athlete member of this organization. I sometimes hear … [Read more...]

What to Do When 1% of Your Members Cause 99% of Your Problems?

Sound familiar? Although this topic has very little to do with the law, we are nonetheless often called upon by client organizations for help. Over … [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...]

To Coach or to Direct – Is There a Conflict?

Increasingly, we are seeing coaches become members of Boards of Directors of sport organizations with which they coach. Perhaps this is part of the … [Read more...]

Provincial Laws and Screening

Screening in Canada is subject to a complex set of criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative statutes, combined with a substantial body of … [Read more...]

Legal Liability and Risk Management: A Handbook for Directors

By Rachel Corbett. According to the 2000 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, over 40 percent of Canadian volunteers hold … [Read more...]

Federal Law and Social Policy

There is no single source of law in Canada that governs screening. Criminal, civil, constitutional and administrative statutes are all relevant to … [Read more...]

Policy Planning and Dispute Management in the Non-Profit Sector

The Charitable and Non-profit sector in Canada has experienced unprecedented changes in the 1990's. As senior levels of government spend less and … [Read more...]

Screening – It’s a Fact of Sporting Life

Screening of coaches, whether paid or volunteer, is now an everyday occurrence. In fact, the sport organization that does not implement some form of … [Read more...]