Ottawa – May 1, 2024 – Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) are proud to host the final Hope on the Horizon event in collaboration with Markel Canada on June 4 at the RA Centre in Ottawa. In addition to sharing the impact of the tour, Markel will be announcing an exciting new initiative that will enhance the insurance capacity of sport organizations.

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The Hope on the Horizon Tour began in April 2023 and travelled to PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon, British Columbia, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba. During the workshops, participants were able to learn and contribute to discussions related to good governance, risk management, safety in sport, values-based leadership, True Sport activation, and more. There was a deep desire by provincial, territorial, and community sport organizations to proactively address the limitations of the current sport landscape and to inspire sustainable change. In all, 12 collaborators created the opportunity for sport leaders from across the country to have meaningful conversations about healthy, human sport.

“We were delighted to contribute to hosting two events in Ontario and are inspired by the thoughtfulness and commitment of the participants to improve legal and leadership practices,” shared Brenda McClung, Assistant Vice President of Play at Markel Canada. “As a global sport sector partner, we believe in helping our clients mitigate risks and proactively enhance the environment for all participants. We are very excited to be working alongside sector leaders like the CCES and Sport Law who are equally committed to ensuring a welcoming and safe experience for all.”

“As the network leader for values-based sport, the CCES was honored to meet with sport leaders across the country to discuss how the activation of True Sport Principles can contribute to fostering positive sport cultures. We look forward to collaborating with the Canadian sport community to ensure that sport delivers on its promise,” shared Karri Dawson, Executive Director, Values-Based Sport, CCES.

“We’ve had the good fortune of learning from sport leaders from across the country. We were so inspired by their commitment to modernize their practices and look forward to doing our part to keep elevating sport,” shared Steve Indig, Sport Law Partner.


Date: June 4, 2024. Noon to 3:00 p.m. EST. Lunch will be provided at noon courtesy of Markel Canada 
What: Hope on the Horizon Tour impact summary and Special Announcement from Markel Canada 
Participants: All local sport leaders are welcome to join. 
Location: RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa - Courtside B 
RSVP by May 31, 2024 to: [email protected] 

About Sport Law

Sport Law has been providing strategic insight to the Canadian sport community since 1992. We offer a full range of consulting, Integral CoachingTM and legal services to the Canadian sport community. We are accessible, affordable, highly skilled, and bring experience and common sense to every project. Our vision is to elevate sport. To learn more about us please visit

About the CCES

The CCES works collaboratively to ensure Canadians have a positive sport experience. Through its programs, the CCES manages unethical issues in sport, protects the integrity of Canadian sport, and promotes True Sport to activate values-based sport on and off the field of play. The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization that is responsible for the administration of the CADP. For more information, visit and, and follow us on X (Twitter), Facebook, or Instagram.

About Markel Canada

Markel Group (NYSE – MKL), a Fortune 500 company based in Richmond, Virginia, with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world. A member of the National Markets team, Markel Canada Limited is a division of Markel International Services Limited (MINT) and the Canadian underwriting and claims operation writing business in Canada on behalf of Markel Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s. To learn more, visit


Media Contacts: 

Dina Bell-Laroche for Sport Law at [email protected]

Megan Cumming for CCES at [email protected]

Maddie Livingston for Markel Canada at [email protected]

For further information, please contact:

+1 613-521-3340 x3233
[email protected]

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