Blog posts by Rachel Corbett

Gender Identity in Sport

Wednesday, September 12 by Rachel Corbett
Published September 12, 2012 LawNow magazine has just published my recent article on gender identity and sport. Here is a link to the full article.

Timing of Annual Meetings under the NFP Act

Monday, July 30 by Rachel Corbett
Published July 30, 2012 We wanted to share with our readers what we have learned about the requirements of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act in relation to the timing of annual meetings of members. By way of background, the Act says at Se ...

Including Transgender Athletes in Sport

Thursday, June 28 by Rachel Corbett
Published June 28, 2012 I would like to heartily congratulate the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for creating an inclusive policy at their most recent annual meeting that will enable transgender student-athletes to par ...

Strategic Management + Good Governance = High Performing Sport Organization

Tuesday, April 10 by Rachel Corbett
Published April 10, 2012 By Dina Bell-Laroche and Rachel Corbett. Okay, so Dina and Rachel got to thinking about what it takes for organizations to perform at a high level. Most of us working in sport have a good idea of what athletes and c ...

Harassment Issues in Sport – from 1994 to 2012

Tuesday, February 7 by Rachel Corbett
Published February 7, 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. As part of our 20th anniversary of service to the Canadian ama ...

Don't Overlook Some Financial Impacts of the NFP Act

Thursday, February 2 by Rachel Corbett
Published February 2, 2012 To date we have written extensively about the impacts that the NFP Act will have on membership classes and board structures. These are the main issues that NSOs and MSOs will need to address in order to become com ...

Reflections on Penn State, Scouts Canada and Graham James

Tuesday, December 13 by Rachel Corbett
Published December 13, 2011 I have just finished reading Theo Fleury's book, Playing With Fire. I have owned this book for two years, but never took it off my shelf. However, in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, and the revelati ...

Simplifying Risk Management

Tuesday, December 6 by Rachel Corbett
Published December 6, 2011 In recent months I have been following a blog on risk management written by Melanie Lockwood-Herman. She is the Executive Director of an American non-profit dedicated to helping non-profit organizations manage ris ...

Sport Canada Introduces Governance Principles for Sport Organizations

Wednesday, November 9 by Rachel Corbett
Published September 9, 2011 Along with some other governance experts, I have been working with Sport Canada for some time on creating a prescriptive set of "good governance principles" for the Canadian sport community. This is a topic dear ...

Proposed Changes to the Income Tax Act to Affect RCAAAs

Thursday, November 3 by Rachel Corbett
Published March 3, 2011 The federal government is in the final stages of reviewing changes to the Income Tax Act that will affect Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (RCAAAs). The impetus for these changes is the revocation of ...