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Listen to Episode 27 of Sport Law's podcast, Sportopia: "Proactively Preventing Fraud"

February 20, 2024 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Fraud Prevention”, is now available. Listen as we share insights and enhance the ...

Listen to Episode 26 of Sport Law's Sportopia podcast, "Taking our Safe Sport Commitments to the Next Level"

February 6, 2024 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Taking our Safe Sport Commitments to the Next Level”, is now available. Listen ...

Episode 25 of Sport Law's Sportopia podcast now available: " Trans and Non-binary Participant Inclusion”

January 23, 2024 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Trans and Non-binary Participant Inclusion”, is now available. Listen as we share insights ...

Episode 24 of Sport Law's Sportopia podcast now available: "What is our vision of Sport 2.0?"

January 8, 2024 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “What is our vision of Sport 2.0”, is now available. Listen as we ...

Check out our latest blog "Here’s Hoping for Healthy, Human Sport in 2024"

Published December 15, 2023 (Ottawa, ON) It’s hard to believe that this time last year, we were contemplating a national tour to connect with provincial and territorial sport leaders who ...

Sport Law's Webinar "From Implementation to Activation - Moving Safe Sport Beyond Policy!" available to download for free.

Didn’t get a chance to attend our Webinar on “From Implementation to Activation – Moving Safe Sport Beyond Policy”? No problem!  You can download it for free from the Sport ...

Join Dina Bell-Laroche for the Leaders' Edge in 2024

As a leader who wants to continue to grow, you may find connecting with others helps your ongoing developmental journey. For those leaders who have completed the NOVA Profile, you ...

Sign-up now for the "Grief and Loss Essentials" Workshop

November 23, 2023, - (Ottawa, ON) Grief is our normal and natural response to loss. Given the mammoth amount of loss in the sport sector, leaders need to understand and ...

Listen to Episode 23 of Sport Law’s podcast “Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport” now! 

November 21, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Reflecting on 2023 in Sport”, is now available. Listen as we share insights ...

Read our latest blog titled, "Grief, Living Losses, and Shattered Dreams: Why doing the grief work will help sport heal", by Dina Bell-Laroche

November 20, 2023, - (Ottawa, ON) To be bereaved is to be torn apart. On this national Grief and Bereavement Day, it is fitting for us to pause, reflect on ...

Listen to Episode 22 of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

November 7, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Less is more with amalgamations in sport”, is now available. Listen now as ...

Join Sport Law's latest webinar "From Implementation to Activation - Moving Safe Sport Beyond Policy"!

October 31, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) In today's ever evolving sport landscape, safeguarding athletes and promoting a culture of respect are top priorities. Discover the keys to a safer, more ...

Listen to Episode 21 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

October 24, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Inviting parents into the sport experience”, is now available. Listen now as we ...

Listen to Episode 20 of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

October 10, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Creating Cultures of Belonging”, is now available. Listen now as we share insights ...

Listen to Episode 19 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

September 26, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Demystifying the Litigation Process”, is now available. Listen now as we share insights ...

Listen to a special episode of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now, featuring updates from the Hope on the Horizon Tour!

September 12, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Inspiring Hope in Sport – An Update from the Hope on the Horizon ...

Towards Sport 2.0 - Sport Law Supports Cultural Transformation

August 31, 2023 – The Canadian sport system continues to evolve its practices to ensure that athletes, coaches, volunteers, and administrators have the knowledge they need to lead, manage, coach, ...

Markel Canada welcomes Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport for the Hope on the Horizon Tour

Markel Canada is pleased to be hosting Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) as they facilitate a legal, leadership and True Sport workshop to increase ...

Listen to Episode 17 of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

August 29, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Preparing to give the gift of feedback”, is now available. Listen now as ...

Check out our new blog titled "The Olympic Esports Series: Esports have come a long way, but there's much further to go" from Donald Jackson

On March 1, 2023, the International Olympic Committee announced that there would be an “Olympic Esport Series” games lineup. Yes, you read that right: Olympic Esports. And, what’s more, the ...

Listen to Episode 16 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

August 15, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Taking a pause for risk management”, is now available. Listen now as we ...

New blog from Robin Witty titled "The "F" word..."

August 3, 2023 - (OTTAWA, ON) Fraud – it’s not something we talk a lot about in the non-profit world or particularly the amateur sport community, but just because we ...

Listen to Episode 15 of Sport Law's Podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

August 1, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Managing through conflict better than before”, is now available. Listen now as we ...

Episode 14 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" is available now!

July 18, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Leading through change with the support of the NOVA Profile”, is now available. ...

Dina Bell-Laroche publishes part 2 of her latest blog series titled "Towards Sport 2.0 - A Renaissance for Canadian Sport"

July 12, 2023 - (OTTAWA, ON) As Sport Law team members, we care deeply about sport, people and dreams. We often find ourselves working alongside leaders when they are feeling ...

Hope on the Horizon Tour: Sport leaders speak up for a modern sport system

July 6, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Nearly 200 participants had a rewarding and positive experience with the first leg of the Hope on the Horizon Tour, joining Sport Law and ...

Listen to Episode 13 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

July 4, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Choosing the important over the immediate”, is now available. Listen now as we ...

Sport Law proudly partners with Racing to Zero

June 27, 2023 – Sport Law is proud to announce that it is continuing its commitment to give back to the sport community by offering pro-bono consulting services to Racing to Zero, an ...

Listen to Episode 12 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

June 20, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Measuring culture will elevate sport”, is now available. Listen now as we share ...

Sport Law shares the "Holistic approach to grief and loss" for sport leaders and coaches

June 8, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Earlier this week, we shared the latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Understanding grief and loss in sport”. This is ...

Listen to Episode 11 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

June 6, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Understanding grief and loss in sport”, is now available. Listen now as we ...

New Blog titled "Special Meeting - How it Works and Common Issues" published by Jason Robinson

May 31, 2023 - (OTTAWA, ON) Over the past year, we have noticed an increase in the requests to assist with Special Meetings of Members. This blog focuses on the process of ...

Listen to the tenth episode of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now

May 23, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Finding the right Directors for your sport organization”, is now available. Listen now ...

Listen to Episode 9 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now!

May 9, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “What you need to know heading into your next Annual General Meeting”, is ...

New blog from Donald Jackson and Will Russell titled "Off Duty Conduct and Safe Sport: What is the scope of your code of conduct?"

May 4, 2023 - (OTTAWA, ON) What is the line between off-duty activities that are captured by your conduct policies - and subject to your complaint process - and behaviours ...

Episode 8 of Sport Law's podcast, "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" is now available

April 25, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Keeping our promises through policies”, is now available. Listen now as we share ...

Episode 7 of Sport Law's podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" is now available

April 11, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) The latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Taking our safe sport commitments to the next level”, is now available. Listen ...

Sport Law is going beyond with B Corp

March 29, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Sport Law is proud to share our commitment to becoming Benefit Corporation (B Corp) certified. By striving for B Corp certification, Sport Law is committed ...

Episode 6 of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now available

March 28, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Listen now to the latest episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “Recruiting top talent takes time”. Our podcast is all about ...

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and Sport Law Announce Hope on the Horizon Tour

March 22, 2023 – In collaboration with several sport partners, Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) will be hosting legal and leadership workshops across the ...

Episode 5 of "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport" now available

March 14, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Listen now to the fifth episode of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport, titled “How many p’s are there in system integration?”. Our podcast ...

Listen now to Episode 4 of Sport Law's podcast Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport

February 28, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Episode 4, titled Crisis Interrupted, of Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport is now available. Sport Law has launched our podcast with the goal ...

New Blog titled "Measuring what matters most: How cultural intelligence will elevate sport"

February 16, 2023 - (Ottawa, ON) Money. Medals. Morals. A new triple bottom line to measure success in sport. In a keynote last year, I was asked to present on ...

Join Sport Law's latest workshop "Grief and Loss Essentials: What sport leaders, coaches, and athletes need to know" with Dina Bell-Laroche

February 13, 2023 - (Ottawa, ON) Grief is our normal and natural response to loss. Given the mammoth amount of loss in the sport sector, leaders need to understand and ...

Listen now to Sport Law's new podcast "Sportopia: Conversations about healthy, human sport"

January 17, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Sport Law is proud to launch our new podcast, with the goal of sharing insights and enhancing the legal and leadership knowledge of sport ...

Sport Law launching a new podcast

January 10, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) Sport Law is proud to launch our new podcast, with the goal of sharing insights and enhancing the legal and leadership knowledge of sport ...

Sport Law Team Update

January 6, 2023 – (Ottawa, ON) As we enter 2023, Sport Law would like to give thanks and extend our well wishes to team members LeeAnn Cupidio and Bruce Deacon ...

Join Dina Bell-Laroche for the Leaders' Edge in 2023

As a leader who wants to continue to grow, you may find connecting with others helps your ongoing developmental journey. For those leaders who have completed the NOVA Profile, you ...

Register now for "Grief and Loss Essentials Workshop" on November 29

Tuesday, November 299:00AM - 5:00PM EST Our current culture is grief and mourning-phobic and does not invite people to recognize, honour, and express their grief. This mindset translates to different ...

Welcome to the team Donald Jackson!

Donny began his legal career in 2021 at a small firm as a litigation associate in the heart of Ottawa’s ByWard Market. Donny joined Sport Law in 2022 and brings ...

New Blog: Re-Imagining Sport: Part 3

Sometimes leading means leaving. It may feel counter-intuitive but read on if you are curious about where I'm going with this blog. It's sad for those of us who have ...

New Blog: Beyond Binary World Views: How embracing polarities helps leaders deal more effectively with complexity - Part 2

Last month I wrote about how humans try to organize complexity into nice little boxes. Dealing with challenges, maltreatment, conflict, the pandemic, increasing scrutiny and low levels of trust requires a quality of ...

Join Sport Law's latest webinar "How to support others when life turns sideways" with Partner Dina Bell-Laroche

A review of healthy and healing coping practices to better support staff, coaches and athletes through life transitions. Webinar – Tuesday, October 18 at 12 NOON EST – Registration is ...

Sport Law and NOVA Global Committed to Elevating Sport's Inner Game

September 21, 2022 - Sport Law and NOVA Global have been collaborating since 2017 to bring greater clarity and purpose to hundreds of sport leaders, coaches and athletes through the ...

Join us for the latest Grief and Loss Essentials Workshop on September 27

Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, and does not invite people to recognize, honour, and express their grief. This mindset translates to different domains where we are too ...

New Blog: Beyond Binary World Views: How embracing polarities helps leaders deal more effectively with complexity - Part 1

As a long-time passionate advocate for healthy, human sport, I have made a conscious decision to focus on hope-filled solutions to counter so much of the negative and depleted narrative ...

Participez au nouveau webinaire de Sport Law "L'évolution de la sécurité dans le sport au Canada - Une introduction au Bureau du commissaire à l'intégrité du sport".

Un aperçu du Bureau du commissaire à l'intégrité du sport et de l'évolution des mécanismes indépendants pour la sécurité dans le sport au Canada. Webinaire - jeudi 22 septembre à ...

New Blog: Accessing our Zones of Genius

I have just completed a weeklong integration learning session with Coaches Rising – a global community of professional coaches who believe that the work we do can transform lives, build ...

Join Sport Law's latest webinar "The Evolution of Safe Sport in Canada - An Introduction to the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner"

A review of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner and the evolution of independent Safe Sport mechanisms in Canada. Webinar - Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12 NOON EST ...

Sport Law Announces Dates for Upcoming Virtual Sport Leaders Retreat

(Ottawa, July 11, 2022) Due to the demand for customized and sport specific leadership development training for sport leaders, Sport Law will be offering two Virtual Sport Leaders Retreats this ...

New Blog - A Call to Inspired Action

For the past decade, the team at Sport Law has sometimes felt alone on an island, speaking about humanistic and values-based approaches to leading, competing, and coaching in sport. Over ...

Sport Law and Respect Group stand united in support of values-driven sport

June 15, 2022 – Sport Law, a team of leaders devoted to elevating sport, and Respect Group, a company committed to educating all participants in sport through their Respect in ...

New Workshop: Grief and Loss Essentials

Friday, June 24, 20229:00AM – 5:00PM EST Our current culture is grief and mourning phobic, and does not invite people to recognize, honour, and express their grief. This mindset translates ...

New Blog: Virtual Meeting Roadshow - Part 3 - Adventures in Voting

This blog is Part 3 of our ongoing virtual meeting roadshow, where we share our learnings and interesting moments from the hosting of online member meetings.  You can also read ...

New Blog: Right to Disconnect

The Rolodex. Fax machines. The watercooler.  Icons and increasingly relics of ‘the office’ that are no longer relevant in the modern workplace. Mobile technologies, such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops ...

New Blog - Restoring Trust: How measuring culture will help to elevate sport

In Dina’s new blog she explores the current landscape of sport in light of a global sport system that is seeing disenfranchisement at all levels and that requires space for ...

Sport Law and innerlogic join forces to launch the Sport Culture Index

May 18, 2022 – Sport Law, a team of leaders seeking to grow and advance sport, and innerlogic, a company that helps sport organizations measure the state of their culture, ...

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 ...

Management by Values - towards a holistic leadership ethos in sport

May 10, 2022 - Sport Law is pleased to announce some of our exciting latest developments as we continue to elevate sport. We have designated May as Management by Values ...

Join our latest webinar "A Way Forward Webinar Series: Management by Values

A holistic approach to leading, coaching and competing in sport. Tuesday, May 17 at 12 NOON EST Are you interested in learning how to manage by values? Are you curious ...

New Blog: "Relax, it was just a joke...": Ontario Court of Appeal upholds zero tolerance for inappropriate workplace behaviour

Will Russell and Michelle Kropp’s latest blog discusses the widely anticipated decision where the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the termination of a 30-year employee for a single incident of ...

Join our latest webinar "A Way Forward: Executive Leadership Solutions"

A Way Forward Webinar Series: Executive Leadership SolutionsWednesday, April 20 at 12 noon EST Sport Law has expanded our executive services to support sport leaders and Board of Directors in ...

New Blog: A Public Accounting is Needed to Save Sport

Anyone else feel that sport is in deep transition? Everywhere we turn we see organizational leaders being fired or leaving because they are burned out. We witness athletes finding their ...

Innovative E-learning Course Takes Board Training to the Next Level 

Ottawa – March 30, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and Sport Law are proud to announce the launch of Governance Essentials – a comprehensive new ...

New Blog: Clarity on Duty to Accommodate Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccinations on Religious Grounds

A challenging issue that sport organizations have navigated in recent months is the implementation of mandatory vaccination policies. While vaccination requirements, along with testing and masking, are key mechanisms to ...

A Way Forward Webinar Series: Social Media Policies

How to Effectively Develop and Apply Social Media Policies Thursday, March 17 at 12 noon EST Social media use is abundant today, especially as COVID restrictions have moved much of ...

New Blog: Social Media Policies - Principles and Enforcement

Social media use is abundant today, especially as COVID restrictions have moved much of our personal and professional lives online. Many sport organizations have found increased visibility and other benefits ...

A Way Forward Webinar Series: Challenging Your Assumptions

A Way to Build Trust and Create Healthy Relationships Friday, March 4th at 12 noon EST We all have assumptions of the people with whom we are in relationship.  Many ...

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and this year's theme is Celebrating Black History Today and Every Day. Black History Month (BHM) first began in the U.S. as a week-long celebration ...

Sport Law Announces Dates for Upcoming Virtual Sport Leaders Retreat

(Ottawa, February 4, 2022) Due to the demand for customized and sport specific leadership development training for sport leaders, Sport Law will be offering two Virtual Sport Leaders Retreats this ...

New Blog: Demystifying Legal Processes in Sport

Part of our commitment to elevate sport is providing accessible information and practical guidance to the Canadian sport community, including clarifying frequently used terms. Given the potential for confusion regarding ...

New Blog: Defining Moment for Canadian Sport Organizations - Let Values Lead the Way

Last year, a dozen keynotes on the state of sport were delivered on what we believe is needed to better meet the needs of the 21st century athlete, coach, administrator, ...

New Blog: Clarifying Roles for Greater Success

Have you ever experienced a program where no one knew who was doing what? When lofty goals and program objectives are listed in a strategic plan, but just don’t seem ...

2022 Sport Law Client Survey

We want to hear from you! Sport Law is dedicated to continuing to work with our clients to elevate sport. To help us better understand how to serve you best, complete our ...

New Blog: Hope on the Horizon

As we turn our tired hearts to 2022, the team members at Sport Law are here to support sport leaders, coaches, athletes, and volunteers through the pandemic. This blog highlights ...

New Blog: Fully Human

Having just completed the 4th Sport Leaders Retreat, Sport Law is accompanying a group of technical leaders on what will be our 5th Quest in a few weeks. These leadership ...

The Sport Law Insider is here!

The Sport Law Insider is a seasonal newsletter that offers the latest news from Sport Law and the opportunity to explore current and upcoming trends in the Canadian sport sector.

Sport Law welcomes systems change and knowledge mobilization expert Sydney Millar to the team

December 1, 2021 – (Ottawa) Sport Law is committed to serving sport organizations in their desire to fulfill their mission and live their values. As we continue to expand services ...

Moments That Matter

As a femtor, I have made a commitment to say ‘yes’ when I get asked to have a conversation with an emerging sport leader or an athlete. It’s one way that ...

Virtual Meeting Roadshow: Part 2

In June of 2020, Jason shared some of the initial learnings and highlights from our Virtual Meeting Roadshow. This blog, which is Part 2 of our ongoing virtual meeting journey, ...

Grief and Loss Literacy Workshop

Sport Law is excited to launch a new virtual offering to support grief and loss literacy for caring leaders in and outside of sport. 

Sport Leaders Retreat 2022

Sport Law Launches Virtual Sport Leaders Retreat for Coaches and Technical Leadership Only 10 Spots Left!

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