We last wrote about Criminal Record Checks – a Discussion for Every Sport Organization in January 2016 and its time to update our knowledge in this area. This blogpost will review the new Ontario Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, discuss some national best practices with regard to criminal … [Read more...] about Evolving Challenges with Police Record Checks
Dispute resolution and abuse in sport are intersecting issues that can be addressed by policies (the current approach) or by an independent dispute resolution officer (an exciting new approach). The new “Commissioner’s Office” may be a good fit for your sport organization. In 2014, we helped … [Read more...] about Does a Commissioner’s Office make sense for your sport organization?
The Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (“ONCA”) has been stuck in legislative limbo since 2010 – but there have been recent developments that affect every Ontario not-for-profit corporation. In November 2017 the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 was passed by the Ontario legislature. … [Read more...] about ONCA Update – What’s New for Ontario Sport Organizations
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, 2016 – less than two weeks. This blogpost will provide you with some practical guidance for transition. Your organization has two years from that … [Read more...] about BC Societies Act – Practical Guidance for Transition
In our previous post about Game ON, we discussed the policies that Ontario Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) will need to have in order to be formally recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Now that the Sport Recognition Policy has been finalized and released, we have … [Read more...] about Game ON: Ontario’s New Sport Recognition Policy – 25-Point Checklist for PSOs
Recently, organizations in Ontario and BC have been asking us about transitioning to compliance with the upcoming Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and the new BC Societies Act. For many organizations (especially local clubs) this is the first time in many years that their governing … [Read more...] about Governing Documents: Separating Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, and Rules