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Canadian Sport for Life

Canadian Sport for Life is a framework for delivering sport and physical activity programs to children that is centered around their health, and their mental and physical stage of development. The Canadian Sport for Life model provides a safe and progressive pathway for children to pursue lifelong physical activity, and also offers a progressive pathway to high-performance sport.

Coaching Resources

The coaching resources page has links to coaching tools, coaching codes, coaching publications and other pages that offer useful information for coaches in British Columbia.

KidActive is an app that will help you guide your kids to physical literacy. It was built for your mobile phone or tablet but you can also use it on any computer.It includes 50+ fun, quick and easy activities that your kids can do. Each was designed by physical literacy experts to develop fundamental movement skills.

The Concussion Recognition & Response App™ App

Hockey Canada Launches Free Concussion Awareness Apps for Smartphones and Tablets

The Sport Concussion Library offers a wealth of information on the topic of sport concussion. It has information for all audiences.
ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over nineteen years in operation, ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada has been heightening public awareness since1992, when it was founded in Canada by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator and other concerned individuals.

 The Coaching Association of Canada unites stakeholders and partners in its commitment to raising the skills and stature of coaches, and ultimately expanding their reach and influence. Through its programs, the CAC empowers coaches with knowledge and skills, promotes ethics, fosters positive attitudes, builds competence, and increases the credibility and recognition of coaches.

Sport Governance,Learn about the different styles of Boards and how they work in Not-For-Profit organizations. For more information on governance structure and Board resources check out the templates, guidelines, good practices.

Strategic Planning, One of the Board’s most important roles is to set the strategic direction of the organization.

Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) is a not-for-profit amateur sport organization with the mandate to provide information and serve the educational needs of organizations and individuals involved in, or responsible for the development of, sport and fitness in Canada and around the world.

BC Law Society setting up a Not for Profit Organization Link – Society Guide for British Columbia

Corporate Registry of British Columbia

The Payroll Deductions Online Calculator

 Wave Accounting Software in a cloud and it is FREE!

Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance  
A common risk management measure, and one that is particularly important in minimizing directors’ personal liability, is that the organization carry Directors’ and Officer’s Liability Insurance

 Know the Legal Risks of Being a Volunteer Board Member
According to the 2007 Canada Survey on “Giving, Volunteering and Participating” about 9% of Canadian volunteers serve on boards and committees compared to 36% of volunteers serving on boards in 2004. Despite their commitment to countless causes and organizations many board members may be unaware of the legal ramifications of their volunteer work and the possibility of being held personally liable. This liability applies to all non-profit organizations including clubs, associations, societies, leagues committees and charities.

The basic responsibility of directors is to represent the interest of the organization, their members and their constituencies in directing the affairs of the organization, and to do so within the law. In their role as “trustee”, directors have three basic duties:

  • DILIGENCE to act reasonably, prudently, in good faith and with a view to the best interests of the organization and its members.
  • LOYALTY to place the interests of the organization first and to not use one’s position as a director to further private interests.
  • OBEDIENCE to act within the scope of the governing policies of the organization and within the scope of the other laws, rules and regulations that apply to the organization.

A volunteer director who fails to fulfill his or her duties as outlined above may be liable.
The term ‘liability’ refers to the responsibility of directors and organizations for the consequences of conduct that fails to meet a pre-determined legal standard. Usually, the term “consequences” refers to damage or loss experienced by someone, and being responsible for such “consequences” can mean having to pay financial compensation.
Directors and officers may be held personally liable for claims arising from:

  • Activities of volunteers and/or staff in the name of the organization
  • Employee discrimination
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Breach of duties as described previously

Claims may be made by:

  • Volunteers
  • Employees
  • Government bodies
  • Suppliers
  • Customers
  • General public

 The Bid Evaluation Model (BEM)  is intended to function as a decision support tool, assisting organizations/municipalities who are considering a bid to host a particular sport tourism event to determine whether to proceed with the bid proposal relative to a variety of important elements.



Hockey Canada has launched free concussion awareness apps for smartphones and tablets. The apps are available in both English and French, with versions for adults and kids. They include a variety of resources and information on concussions, focusing on prevention, respect, rules, symptoms and return to play protocol. All these apps are available for Blackberry, iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded free. – See more at:

KidActive will help you guide your kids to physical literacy. It was built for your mobile phone or tablet, but you can also use it on any computer. It includes 50+ fun, quick and easy activities designed by physical literacy experts to develop fundamental movement skills.

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