Ottawa – June 26, 2023 – 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. Workshops are facilitated by experts from Sport Law and are focused on managing foreseeable and impactful risks that pose significant challenges to sport organizations. 

Risk Management Workshops are designed 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. While NSOs and MSOs are the priority audience, interested provincial and territorial organizations (PTSOs) may be selected to participate.

Up to five organizations will be selected to participate in a subsidized workshop based on their need, state of readiness, support for True Sport, and willingness to consider new approaches. To date, more than 70 NSOs, MSOs and PTSOs across Canada have participated in a workshop. See the workshop objectives, terms of participation, and timelines

Expressions of interest and questions should be submitted to Liz Muldoon ([email protected]) by August 14, 2023. Workshops must take place before March 31, 2024, and are available virtually or in a hybrid format. Virtual workshops are held in three three-hour blocks, and hybrid workshops include a virtual two-hour introductory session followed by in-person sessions held on two consecutive days (1.5-day total commitment).  

With support from Sport Canada, the CCES is pleased to subsidize the workshop costs. Organizations will be asked to contribute $1,000 for virtual workshops and $2,000 for hybrid workshops. Hybrid workshop hosts will also be responsible for 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: 

  • Governance Essentials is a comprehensive 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. 
  • The online Risk Registry has been updated with contemporary and prevalent risks affecting the Canadian sport community, including risks associated with Safe Sport, competition manipulation, loss of corporate data and/or intellectual property due to cyber-attack or improper storage, and large-scale incident or force majeure occurrences that destabilize sport activities and participation.

What past participants had to say:

  • “Very worthwhile exercise which will help our organization deal with current and future challenges.”
  • “A very productive two days that not only aided us in developing our internal risk management but gave us a good platform to move forward further planning initiatives.”

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 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]

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