The CCES Invites Sport Organizations to Participate in Risk Management Workshops

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Ottawa – May 18, 2022 – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) invites expressions of interest from national and multi-sport organizations who are interested in participating in a Risk Management Workshop. Each workshop is focused on managing foreseeable and impactful risks that pose significant challenges to sport organizations.

Risk Management Workshops are one component of a long-standing collaboration between the CCES and Sport Law that aims to enhance the effectiveness of decision making among sport leaders using a consistent, sport-specific, and integrated risk management process. The workshop was designed by sport leaders to provide national sport organizations (NSOs) and multi-sport organizations (MSOs) with the capacity to manage their risks more effectively.

Five organizations will be selected to participate in a workshop based on their need, state of readiness, support for True Sport, and willingness to consider new approaches. To date, more than 60 NSOs, MSOs and sport clubs across Canada have participated in a workshop. Additional information is available on the CCES website.

Expressions of interest and questions should be submitted to Liz Muldoon ([email protected]) by June 3, 2022. Please indicate whether your organization would prefer an in-person or virtual workshop, as well as preferred dates for the workshop. Workshops must take place before March 31, 2023. In-person workshops are held over two consecutive days and virtual workshops take place over three separate three-hour sessions. Organizations will be responsible for supplementary costs associated with in-person workshops, including additional facilitation fees ($1,000), travel and accommodation, room rental, supplies, and catering as applicable.

Complementary Programs

Organizations that have already participated in a Risk Management Workshop may be interested in the following offerings:

  • Management By Values Workshops help sport organizations integrate values-based decision-making into their culture and advance their risk management efforts. A session is planned for early 2023.
  • True Sport Activation Workshops engage NSOs and PSOs that want to inspire staff to activate True Sport in their policies, practices, and programs, and to use True Sport as a tool to foster system alignment and connect with their stakeholders.
  • Governance Essentials is a comprehensive new e-learning course designed to enhance the knowledge of Directors who volunteer on Boards. The three-hour self-directed course offers new and current Directors the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and feel more confident in their role as fiduciaries of a sport organization. Governance Essentials was developed in partnership with Sport Law.

The CCES would like to acknowledge the Government of Canada for their financial support of this project.

About the CCES

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport 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 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

For further information, please contact:

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