The Alberta Court of Appeal has reminded us in no uncertain terms that sport organizations cannot, through their bylaws or policies, or through threats of disciplinary action, stop individuals from seeking recourse in the courts. Getting to this nugget of knowledge has been a bit of a convoluted … [Read more...] about Case Comment: Voorhorst v. Canadian Soccer Association – A Bylaw That Went Too Far
It's a new year! And many sport organizations are considering making changes to their governance structure. These are the ingredients for success as we see them (based on our experience doing this type of change work with many NSOs, most recently RCGA/Golf Canada, Canadian PGA and Gymnastics Canada, … [Read more...] about Some Thoughts on Governance Reform
A lot of sport organizations are hearing buzz about a major government law that will affect their operations and possibly their bylaws. Organizations are coming to us, concerned, and wondering if the new “corporations law” affects them, when they have act, and what they have to do. We have written … [Read more...] about Why and When You Are Required to Re-Incorporate Your Organization
During the last several months, the Centre for Sport and Law has been asked by sport organizations to help in the implementation of their discipline and appeal policies, specifically as they relate to member behaviour that is in violation of the organization’s code of conduct or code of ethics. … [Read more...] about Do You Know Who Your Members Are?
It has been my observation that the business of amateur sport in Canada has become increasingly complex and sophisticated in recent years, yet the governance structures in place to lead amateur sport bodies have lagged behind. Over the past several years, I have been invited by many national and … [Read more...] about Form Follows Function – A Governance Discussion Paper for National and Provincial Sport Organization