By Rachel Corbett.
According to the 2000 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, over 40 percent of Canadian volunteers hold positions on boards and committees. These hundreds of thousands of leaders in the voluntary sector are to be applauded and supported for their willingness to take on the responsibilities associated with such directorships, and the corresponding risks. The purpose of this handbook is to inform directors of the legal dimensions of their voluntary contribution, and to offer directors and the organizations with which they are affiliated many practical suggestions for minimizing these risks. It is our view that an informed director is a more confident and competent director. This is an easy-to-read guide prepared by the Sport Law and Strategy Group for Volunteer Canada.
Read more (PDF): Legal Liability and Risk Management – A Handbook for Directors
This document is also available in French.