Social media has graduated into the lives of adults and professionals. Skype is not just for webcamming teenagers, but also for business people on conference calls. Google Wave took the best parts of social media like Facebook, and combined them into a massive collaborative workspace. CEOs and … [Read more...] about Social Media Deserves More of Your Attention
Previously in this column we have written about the duty of care of coaches towards athletes. A new case from British Columbia (Hussack v. School District No. 33 (Chilliwack)) involving a physical education teacher sends a strong message, and we think it is worth providing an update on the duty of … [Read more...] about Coaches’ Duty of Care Revisited
Or for that matter, what is the standard of care of teachers to students, or instructors to participants? A recent court case of British Columbia involving a junior high school teacher and a student in a physical education class provides a good reminder of this standard (Hussack v. School District … [Read more...] about What is the Standard of Care of Coaches Towards Athletes?
Coaches of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recently distributed the above two policy documents to sports administrators throughout Canada. The Code and Policy seek to create a national, coordinated mechanism whereby organizations can discipline those who engage in … [Read more...] about Coaches of Canada and CCES Roll Out National Code of Conduct and Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct
The harm of harassment Harassment has been a “hot” issue in sport for many years. It’s not that harassment in the sport environment is new – it’s just that it is now more visible and is receiving more attention and discussion. When harassment occurs in sport, it denies people the right to be … [Read more...] about Harassment – Some Definitions and Guidelines for Coaches and Athletes
by Rachel Corbett. Most working relationships in sport organizations are relationships of employment, governed by employment standards legislation. In some cases, however, individuals such as coaches may perform services for a sport organization under an independent contract, and these … [Read more...] about So you want to be a contractor?