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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, 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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Wednesday, January 12
Hope on the Horizon

Published January 12, 2022

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 some of the strategic issues we are monitoring in 2022 – our hope is that it serves our clients as they prepare for the year ahead.…

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Thursday, June 17
Generative Tension

Published June 17, 2021

It feels like Phil Collins understands a thing or two about tension. It is not widely known that arguably his best solo song, “In the Air Tonight,” was written during the grief he felt after divorcing his first wife. He shared in an interview that he wrote the lyrics spontaneously and while he can’t clearly articulate what the song is about, there’s a lot of anger, despair and frustration that reflects the anguish he was feeling at the time.  …

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