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Wednesday, October 14
Beyond Cultural Competence

Published October 14, 2020

By Dina Bell-Laroche

Over the past several decades societies have endeavored, some more than others, to challenge and address injustices including racism, inequity, and exclusionary practices, primarily through legal action and awareness-raising activities. The idea of ‘cultural competence’ enhances this work because it takes conscious action to the next level.…

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Tuesday, June 25
Episode 35 - Leveling the Playing Field - How to Increase Opportunities for Racialized and Minoritized Groups

Welcome to Sportopia, the place to re-imagine the future of sport! This week, hosts Dina Bell-Laroche and Steve Indig, continue their series of making examples of Exemplars. This week’s exemplar is Shauna Bookal. Shauna is the President and CEO of Inclusion in Canadian Sport Network (ICSN) an organization committed to the empowerment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) within the Canadian amateur sports community.…

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Tuesday, June 11
Episode 34 - Fostering Indigenous Wisdom in the Workplace

Welcome to Sportopia, the place to re-imagine the future of sport! This week, hosts Dina Bell-Laroche and Steve Indig, are so pleased to welcome this week’s leadership exemplar Carey Calder. Carey is a Senior executive and proud Anishinaabe member of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point First Nation) with 20 years management experience in Indigenous not-for-profit organizations at the local, provincial and national levels.…

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Tuesday, April 23
Episode 31 - Fostering Inclusive Sport Environments

Welcome to Sportopia, the place to re-imagine the future of sport! This week, hosts Dina Bell-Laroche and Steve Indig, are joined by Sport Law Team Member Mel Knox. Mel is a lawyer at Sport Law and former soccer player for the Panama Women’s National Team.…

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Tuesday, August 1
Episode 15 - Managing through conflict better than before

Welcome to Sportopia, the place to re-imagine the future of sport! This week’s episode welcomes a conversation about how we can manage through conflict better than before. Hosted by Dina Bell-Laroche and Steve Indig, partners of Sport Law, this episode covers what needs to happen to manage conflict in a way that is productive, leads to higher trust, and enables positive change.…

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Monday, February 7
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 in February 1926 and later evolved into a month-long official celebration, first in Toronto in 1979 and then eventually nationwide in 1995.…

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Wednesday, July 12
Towards Sport 2.0 - A Renaissance for Canadian Sport: Part 2

Published on July 12, 2023

As Sport Law team members, we care deeply about sport, people and dreams. We often find ourselves working alongside leaders when they are feeling vulnerable, scared, frustrated or uncertain. We’ve written about the state of sport for years and how we need to re-imagine a healthier and holistic system that includes, inspires and ignites potential.…

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Friday, October 14
Re-Imagining Sport: Part 3

Published on October 14, 2022.
Read part 1 and part 2 of this conversation now.

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 served in a sector we all care so deeply about, to see leaders become entrenched and defensive when what is needed is to be open, humble, and courageous.…

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Friday, June 24
Understanding our social location to forge stronger connections

Published on June 24, 2022

“Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” This quote from author and researcher Brené Brown sums up how I feel about forging more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming environments where people feel free to show up as they are, on behalf of the sport they are so passionate about.…

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Thursday, March 31
A Public Accounting is Needed to Save Sport

Published on March 31, 2022

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 voices and pushing back against outdated systems and rules.…

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