Blog posts by Steve Indig

Returning to Participation Under COVID-19: Updating Your Waivers and Forms

20/05/2020 by Steve Indig
What if one of your participants exposes another participant to COVID-19? And that participant blames you? We strongly recommend that sport organizations update their waivers and forms before permitting individuals to participate in the org ...

Ontario Legislative Updates in 2019 (plus new PIPEDA reporting obligations)

29/01/2019 by Steve Indig
In this blogpost we overview five pieces of new or upcoming Ontario legislation and discuss how they may impact your sport organization. There are also important new reporting obligations under the Personal Information and Electronic Docume ...

Rowan’s Law – Concussion Legislation Update

11/04/2018 by Steve Indig
*This post was revised and updated on June 13th, 2018 The Ontario government recently passed ‘Rowan’s Law’, which is concussion management legislation that will affect every sport organization in Ontario. Importantly, however, although the ...

Updates to Ontario Employment Standards: Impact for Sport Organizations

22/02/2018 by Steve Indig
The increase to the Ontario minimum wage was not the only important employment-related change that has recently come into effect. Improved worker protections, changes to employment standards, and mandatory employee benefits also became law. ...

The Importance of Cybersecurity

10/01/2018 by Steve Indig
Dom Chorafakis is the founder and principal technical consultant with Akouto, a cyber security consulting firm. Dom is actively engaged in cybersecurity research and development and has written this blog about how organizations can protect ...

Game ON: What proposed updates to Ontario’s Sport Recognition Policy could mean for your Organization

09/05/2016 by Steve Indig
One of the legacies of Toronto hosting the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games has been a renewed focus on sport in Ontario and the creation of Game ON: The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan. Game ON represents the first major coordinated sport acti ...

Why and When You Are Required to Re-Incorporate Your Organization

11/12/2010 by Steve Indig
A lot of sport organizations are hearing buzz about a major government law that will affect their operations and possibly their bylaws.  Organizations are coming to us, concerned, and wondering if the new “corporations law” affects them, wh ...

Sport Organizations and the New Occupational Health and Safety Act

05/07/2010 by Steve Indig
On June 15th 2010, an amendment to the Occupational Health and Safety Act was signed into Ontario law which focuses on workplace harassment and violence. The new changes are important for all workplaces, including sport organizations. It is ...

Employee or Contractor? A New Perspective

06/04/2010 by Steve Indig
The recent Ontario court decision of McKee v Reids Heritage Homes Ltd (RHH) has created yet another installment of the already confusing definition between who is an employee and who is a contractor. Specifically, this case distinguished be ...

Defamation Update - Grant v. Torstar Corp

02/02/2010 by Steve Indig
The Supreme Court decision in Grant v. Torstar Corp gives insight into the ongoing legal tussle between freedom of expression vs. protection of reputation afforded by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Until now the balance had t ...
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