Sport Law announces partnership with Sport Manitoba as they launch "Pathways to Safer Sport: Safe Sport Line, resources, training, and accountability"

May 11, 2022 (Winnipeg, MB) – Sport Manitoba has partnered with Sport Law in championing change in the sport culture of Manitoba. The Pathway to Safer Sport is a comprehensive framework of tools, templates, and resources that empower Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) and all who participate in sport in Manitoba to create a safer sport system.

On this pathway, Sport Manitoba introduces three key services for preventing, addressing, and acting on misconduct or maltreatment in sport.

  • Safe Sport Line
  • Good governance policies
  • A new partnership with Sport Law

In this partnership, Sport Law will lead the development of inclusive practices, standardized templates, and guidance, to help Sport Manitoba deal with conflict, complaints, and maltreatment in a manner that reflects legal requirements and organizational values. Now, when an issue arises, Sport Manitoba fell they have a trusted and respected partner who can provide sound advice and support to objectively resolve it.

More information on this strategic partnership with Sport Manitoba can be found here.

“The Pathway to Safer Sport is a major step forward. It increases our capacity to take action as a sport community, and will significantly support our provincial sport organizations (PSOs) in addressing safe sport issues moving forward. We are dedicated to our journey on the Pathway to Safer Sport, and to working together with the sport community and the Province of Manitoba in our collective efforts to protect all Manitobans in sport.”

Janet McMahon, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba

“Sport Law’s vision is to elevate sport and we are delighted to be collaborating with Sport Manitoba to offer sport leaders with the legal and leadership support they need to navigate a complex safe sport environment. We have been supporting many of Sport Manitoba’s Provincial Sport Organizations over the past three decades and have a tremendous amount of respect for the vision of providing a coordinated and centralized approach to managing complaints, addressing legal issues, mitigating risks, aligning governance, and investing in the health and wellness of leaders. Sport Law believes in offering holistic human development services and this path-breaking partnership allows us to do so in a smart, cost-effective, and coordinated manner. It’s a win–win for all involved.”

Dina Bell-Laroche, Partner and Integral Coach, Sport Law

Sport Law has been providing strategic insight to the Canadian sport community since 1992. We are accessible, affordable, and highly skilled, bringing unparalleled experience and common sense to every project. 


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