*This post was revised and updated on June 13th, 2018 The Ontario government recently passed ‘Rowan’s Law’, which is concussion management legislation that will affect every sport organization in Ontario. Importantly, however, although the law has received royal assent and one section has been … [Read more...] about Rowan’s Law – Concussion Legislation Update
In our previous post about Game ON, we discussed the policies that Ontario Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) will need to have in order to be formally recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Now that the Sport Recognition Policy has been finalized and released, we have … [Read more...] about Game ON: Ontario’s New Sport Recognition Policy – 25-Point Checklist for PSOs
Since 2007 the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to deliver the Risk Management Project, a series of risk assessment workshops for National and Multi-Sport organizations. These two-day workshops have enabled more than forty NSO’s and … [Read more...] about PSO Risk Management Workshops
Recently, organizations in Ontario and BC have been asking us about transitioning to compliance with the upcoming Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) and the new BC Societies Act. For many organizations (especially local clubs) this is the first time in many years that their governing … [Read more...] about Governing Documents: Separating Constitution, Bylaws, Policies, and Rules
There have been several recent changes in Ontario law that have come into effect, or will soon, that impact amateur sport organizations in Ontario that have paid employees (including most NSOs located in this province). Employment Standards Act (ESA) The Ontario Ministry of Labour has prepared … [Read more...] about Compliance Issues for 2015 – Ontario Employers Take Note!
It seems that everywhere we turn, not for profits and charities are being put under more and more scrutiny. Whether this is warranted or not remains up for debate but rest assured, this level of oversight is not about to let up any time soon. While some of the scrutiny is well-known at this … [Read more...] about Under the Microscope in More Ways than One!