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Saturday, November 2
Legal Liability and Risk Management: A Handbook for Directors

Published November 2, 2002

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.…

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Friday, August 23
Risk Management for Sport Organizations and Sport Facilities

Published August 23, 2002


Risk is an integral element of sport. Sport without risk would cease to be sport. This unique aspect of sport must be factored into any discussion of risk management within sport facilities, programs and events. A second unique aspect of risk management in sport is that the overwhelming majority of opportunities to participate in sport in Canada arise out of the efforts of private, voluntary organizations.…

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Saturday, April 20
Waivers - A Risk Management Technique

Published April 20, 1996

In the last issue we explained how contributory negligence was one defense against liability for negligence. "Waiver of liability agreements" (commonly referred to as "waivers") are another type of defense. Waivers are common in sport programs and facilities.…

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Tuesday, January 25
Personal Risk Management

Published January 25, 1994

More than ever before, coaches are aware of the risks and responsibilities they assume when they coach. These risks and responsibilities include those that are legal in nature. No matter what their certification level, career status, place or type of employment, or location of residence, coaches at all times have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment for participants, and to respect the individual rights of their athletes.

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Saturday, May 1
Risk Management for the Recreation Professional

Published May 1, 1993

Recreation is an inherently risky business. In Canada, injury statistics show nearly thirty percent of all injuries to adults result from sport and recreation activities. This figure rises to 40 percent for injuries in the 15 to 24 age group.…

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Wednesday, January 11
How to Manage Risk and Implement Safe Sport

Although good policy development is critical to safe sport, it is most effective when used in connection with an implementation strategy.  This interactive session explores some of the leading-edge processes being used to implement safe sport and how they are building a culture of trust along the way. …

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Thursday, December 15
Managing Risk

This workshop facilitates participants' knowledge of risk management, based on over a decade of experience in leading a national Risk Management Project in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Participants will learn how to identify, rate, and treat risks using a simplified risk assessment process.…

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Friday, November 13
Waivers: Format and Management During COVID-19 and Beyond

Published November 13, 2020

Paper Waivers vs. Electronic Waivers

Have we finally gone paperless on this issue? In these unprecedented times, the paper waiver is being ushered ever further out the door. Pre-pandemic, many organizations were already on the paperless route.…

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Thursday, March 12
Managing Risk Through Purposeful Communications

Published March 12, 2020

We recently published a blog on what organizations can do to mitigate travel related risks. As more and more events are being cancelled, we offer these words to help support sport leaders in making informed and science-based decisions that align with your mission and values.…

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Monday, March 9
Preparing for COVID-19 & Assessing Your Travel Risks

Published March 9, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on sport is becoming increasingly worrisome and it has become THE story in 2020. Multiple world championship and Olympic qualification events, such as the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, the Women's Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament, the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals, and the Women’s World Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia, have already been canceled or postponed and more will likely be announced soon.…

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