Announcements – Sport Law & Strategy Group

By: Sport Law  09-12-2011

Announcements – Sport Law & Strategy Group

by Rachel Corbett. The federal government is in the final stages of reviewing changes to the Income Tax Act that will affect Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (RCAAAs). The impetus for these changes is the revocation of charitable status from a number of NSOs in recent years (see Football Canada and the Tax Man). It [..]

by Rachel Corbett. Industry Canada has very recently published their transition guide (HTML) for the new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (NPCA) that will take effect in a few short days. They have also published all sorts of materials on their web site about the new Act, how to transition, and all the various forms and documents [..]

Ottawa – March 23, 2011 – The Partners at the Centre for Sport and Law are pleased to share with friends, colleagues and clients our new name: Sport Law & Strategy Group. The Canadian sport system has evolved over the last two decades – and so have we. We are proud of our ability to [..]

This story has been has been the subject of ridicule by many major media outlets, sportscasters, and internet bloggers. At our first glance at the headline, we also had to give our heads a shake. Certainly, it is too early to comment on the merits of the case because we do not know all the [..]

Hilary Findlay, along with her colleague Marcus Mazzucco from the University of Victoria, have recently had a couple of articles accepted for publication in American law journals. One article, titled Degrees of Intervention in Sport-Specific Arbitration: Are We Moving Towards a Universal Model of Decision-Making? is currently at press with the Penn State Dickinson School [..]

On January 1, 2010 a number of changes to Ontario rules of civil procedure took effect, including a change to the monetary limit for awards in small claims court. Previously the maximum award that could be won in small claims was $10,000, but this amount has now been raised to $25,000. The rationale for the [..]

Coaches of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recently distributed the above two policy documents to sports administrators throughout Canada. (Go to their Coaches of Canada website to download the documents). The Code and Policy seek to create a national, coordinated mechanism whereby organizations can discipline those who engage in prohibited [..]

Earlier this year, Ontario passed the Apology Act, which now allows an individual or organization to offer an apology as part of a dispute resolution process without concern over legal liability. The Apology Act provides that an apology made in relation to a civil matter does not constitute an admission of fault or liability and [..]

It only took 23 years, but Canada has a new policy on Women and Sport. Actively Engaged: a Policy on Sport for Women and Girls and the accompanying Action Plan, 2009-2012, were launched at the Canada Summer Games in PEI in August, but are back-dated to take effect January 1, 2009.The objective of the policy [..]

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Beginning January 1, 2012, all providers of goods and services within the province of Ontario, including charities and not-for-profit organizations will be required to comply with parts of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Last month we gave a presentation to the membership of the Sport Alliance of Ontario relating to the requirements of the newly legislated provincial Bill 168 – Workplace Violence and Harassment.


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Incorporate MBV (Management by Values) approaches in planning, policies and decision-making. Prepare crisis management plans and advise on issues management. Strategic Communications – Sport Law & Strategy Group. Develop communications strategies and key messaging. Suggest strategies to change organizational culture. Advise on social media strategies and platforms. Develop brand strategies and brand books.