Resource Library

Sport BC’s resource library is a one-stop shop for sport administrators to find how-tos, toolkits and guides to help inform the operations and activities of sport organizations across the province. We are always looking to add to this library, so please let us know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered at info@sportbc.com.

Topics

Communications
Community Sport Councils
Development Models
Disability Sports
E-Newsletters
Gender Equity
Governance
Human Resource Management
Leadership
Media
Membership Services
Philanthropy
Physical Literacy
Revenue Diversification
Risk Management
Strategic Planning
Sport Systems
Sport Tourism
Volunteer Management

Communications

Communications Planning

  • Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age [PDF] (Posted May 24th 2011) – This  is a guide offering information, tips and insights into digital protocols as well as advice for using social media and related communication vehicles for your organization. The information provided is based on surveys of executives, independent research, input from social media and etiquette experts.

Community Sport Councils

Development Models

Athlete Development

 

 

  • Canadian Sport 4 Life Information and background on the CS4L movement, designed to expose the rich benefits of sport and physical activity to communities across Canada.

 

  • Vancouver Sport for Life – The  Vancouver Sport Strategy (VSS) represents the culmination of a year of community consultation that included input from Vancouver’s leaders in sport.

 

  • Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC) – Often called the world’s leading sport resource centre, SIRC has one of the largest databases of sport-related materials touching upon athletes to coaching, lifestyle, nutrition and more. Podcasts are also offered for those who want information on the go!

 

  • American Development Model – The American Development Model (ADM) provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey.

 

  • Sport 4 Life (UK)Sport 4 Life’s vision is to change lives through the power of sport in Birmingham. They aim to achieve this by providing sports activities, exercise classes, and healthy lifestyle projects which enable people to play and participate in sport, to get active and be healthy and to improve and develop themselves and their communities.

 

Coach Development

  • American Development ModelThe American Development Model is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is a tool that will ensure every kid will have the same chance to succeed.

 

  • Coaches Association of CanadaThe 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.

 

 

  • NCCP Development Model – The NCCP model is made up of three streams and a total of eight contexts, each with its own coaching requirements. Each sport’s model is described via this link.

 

  • SIRC Newletter: Coaching Edition (Released April 11th, 2011) – Feature articles on various coaching development strategies, online resources/academic articles for further information and links to Canadian coaching websites.

Officials Development

Disability Sports

 

  • Disability Sport Contact List -Interested in sport, but don’t know who to contact or where to start?
    Sport BC, with the help of all PSOs, has put together a Disability Sport Contact list for our members, and people of BC to assist in getting information on Disability sport clubs and organizations across British Columbia.(Posted Nov. 21st, 2011)

 

E-Newsletters

Risk Oversight and Governance

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – The Risk Oversight and Governance Board, through its Not-for-Profit Organizations Task Force develops guidance materials for boards of directors and senior management of NPOs.

 

  • Financial Fitness 101: Building  a Financially Healthy Not-for-Profit Organization – The sections  in this article will take you through an introduction to some of the key considerations which apply to effectively run not-for-profit organizations. (Posted Oct 26th, 2011)

Gender Equity

  • Addressing Homophobia in Sport – C.A.A.W.S provides numerous resources on ways to address homophobia in sport from offering workshop slides for download to participant handouts. Additional academic resources can also be found by clicking their ‘Other Resources’ tab on the sidebar.

 

  • ProMOTION Plus – The ProMOTION Plus library offers information on a topics relating to girls and women in physical activity and sport.  The catalogue contains publication information on books, reports, journal and newspaper articles and videos that they have in their office, as well as links to great websites.

 

  • Title IX at 30 [PDF] –  This document is a  report card on gender equity in our society today, explaining positives and negatives of what has changed and what can still be changed.

 

  • The Female Athlete Perspective – This paper describes a program for long-term athlete development (LTAD). This document provides guidelines for athlete development (training, competition and recovery) with special reference to growth, maturation and development for those involved in late-specialization sports.

 

  • Mabel League – The Mabel League fosters a safe and fun environment for lesbians, bisexual and heterosexual women, transgender, and transsexual people to play recreational softball.  A a resource for any other sport organizations wanting to discuss transgender issues or any other queer sport issues.

 

Governance

Board Governance

  • Board Development [PDF] – This paper provides PSOs incorporated under the B.C. Society Act with the information they need to understand what it means to be incorporated under the Act, how to stay incorporated, how to generally comply with the Act, and to understand what can and in some cases will happen if they fail to comply. It also touches on other common and important legal issues that confront PSOs.

 

 

Rules, Guidelines, and Policy Making

  • The BC Society Act – The BC Society act is a statute that provides rules for the registration and corporate governance of not-for-profit entities. This document is the entirety of the Act in its most recently revised version.

Human Resource Management

Dispute Resolution

  • Criminal Record Checks – The Criminal Records Review Act outlines that organizations that are licensed or receiving funds from the provincial government must have staff who work with children undergo a criminal record check. More information and links to forms, FAQs and contacts can be found on through this link to the Province of British Columbia website.

 

 

 

  • SDRCC (The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada) The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada offers an innovative approach to dealing with disputes at the national level of Canada’s sport system. The two core elements of SDRCC are the Dispute Prevention Resource Centre, an extensive database of tools and documents for the sport community, and the Dispute Resolution Secretariat (Tribunal), which provides alternate dispute resolution in the form of resolution facilitation, mediation, med/arb and arbitration.

 

  • SportSafe Parent Contract [PDF] – This document lays out the acceptable rules and behaviour of a parent in relation to their child’s sport or recreation activity.

 

Employment Contracts

Hiring Co-op Students

Hiring, Training, and Managing Employees

  • A Guide to Employment Contracts for Coaches [PDF] – This handbook  is written for coaches to address the distinction between an employee relationship and a contractor relationship, suggest essential elements of the coaching contract and provide coaches with basic knowledge that will help them negotiate a fair and effective contract with their employer.

HR Planning

  • Legacies 2010 Now: Human Resources Toolkit– This guide is a human resources handbook to support the professional development of local sport clubs and associations. Designed for club executive members and administrators to assist in the management of paid employees, the Human Resources Guide offers best practices, employment resources and numerous templates that may be used when required and adapted to suit any organization. By making human resources a key part of business operations, leaders invest in their most valuable assets – their employees and volunteers.

Leadership

  • Overview of Role of Chief Executive – The chief executive officer is the most important role in the management of an organization.  This library topic provides sufficient overview for the reader to gain basic perspective on the typical roles and responsibilities of the chief executive officer and how those responsibilities are typically met.

Sport Sector Collaboration

  • Strenghtening the Link Between Physical Education and LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) [PDF] – Glenn Young from the Surrey School District was one of the speakers at the Canadian Sport For Life Summit held in Kamloops Oct 15th, 2011. In his presentation he explored the key characteristics of a Quality PE Program and unpacked the assumptions by coaches and parents of what they beleive is happening in Physical Education classes. This presentation describes a better understanding of how we can close the gap between schools and LTAD and demontrate how Quality PE Programs can support LTAD. (Posted Oct 26th, 2011)

Vision and Value Propositions

Media

British Columbia Media Listings

  • Sport BC is happy to provide our members and their clubs with updated media lists. Please contact Christine Wong to request.

Social Media

  • Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age [PDF] – This  is a guide offering information, tips and insights into digital protocols as well as advice for using social media and related communication vehicles for your organization. The information provided is based on surveys of executives, independent research, input from social media and etiquette experts.

 

 

  • Developing Effective Social Policies [PDF] – This document by Cision is an overview of how to develop effective, organic social media guidelines that keep your firm authentically engaged in online communities.

 

  • Engaging Social Networks [PDF]Cision has created a tip sheet with a number of steps on how to find a community, build relationships and gauge your presence online.

Writing Press Releases

Membership Services

Claims Handling

 

Corporate Partnerships

  • Partnership Proposal

  • Partnership Recognition

Fundraising

Government Funding

  • Community Gaming Grants – The Province of British Columbia website offers guidelines on how to correctly apply for gaming revenues which can support your organization’s  broad range of programs and services.

 

  • Hosting B.C. – The Province of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, provides funding for sporting events that may take place in any sport venue or facility listed in their directory. Intake for funding is based on a determined deadline and all applications must be submitted before the assigned date to be considered.

Grants

 

 

Risk Management

  • Criminal Record Checks – The Criminal Records Review Act outlines that organizations that are licensed or receiving funds from the provincial government must have staff who work with children undergo a criminal record check. More information and links to forms, FAQs and contacts can be found on through this link to the Province of British Columbia website.

 

 

  • Legacies 2010 Now Risk Management Guide [PDF] – The Risk Management Guide explains current risk management processes and how they can be applied within your organization. The Guide also includes examples of excellent practices, tools, and numerous templates that can be adapted for your purposes. By incorporating risk management principles into everyday practice, leaders within sport organizations will minimize risk, enhance decision-making, and create more productive and resilient organizations.

 

  • Legal Risk Management Checklist [PDF] – The Legal Risk Management Checklist is a document for non-profit organizations that provides a general overview of the many considerations that not-for-profit organizations and their board of directors may need to be aware of to both identify and manage legal risks.

 

  • Risk Management and VolunteersThe Non-Profit Management Risk Center provides numerous resources and links for working with volunteers and your organizations. Links to consulting services, online tools, publications, volunteer training, customized service and an online library of resources are provided.

 

  • Sport BC Risk Management Workshop 2009 Slides [PDF] The Sport Law & Strategy Group workshop slides include key definitions, theories and case studies that deal with risk management  and the work environment. More information can be found at their Website.

 

  • ThinkFirst – ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. ThinkFirst works to provide awareness through education and teaches school-aged children and youth, sports teams, and community volunteers, to safely participate in the activities they enjoy. Their website includes information on resources and programs they currently offer as well as evaluation and research.

 

  • Violence in Sport – A Community ConversationThe Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport shares what theysee as the top six threats to sport and what they feel needs to be done to address these challenges going forward. This ‘Violence in Sport’ article is one of six threats, followed by doping, poor parental behaviour, work community sport governance and negative behaviours in pro sports.

Legal Issues

Legal Liability

  • A Guide to Employment Contracts for Coaches [PDF] – This handbook  is written for coaches to address the distinction between an employee relationship and a contractor relationship, suggest essential elements of the coaching contract and provide coaches with basic knowledge that will help them negotiate a fair and effective contract with their employer.

 

  • Directors’ Liability: A Discussion Paper [PDF] – This paper informs board members and directors in non-profit organizations about their legal responsibilities and provides practical suggestions for managing risks and minimizing personal liability.

 

Philanthropy

  • National Sport Trust Fund – The National Sport Trust Fund (NSTF) is a philanthropic gift-giving program established through the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF) for the development of amateur sport on a national level.
  • April 2011 Professional Development Workshop:
  • Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsThe Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 222 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
  • Community Foundations of CanadaCommunity Foundations of Canada is the national membership organization for Canada’s Community Foundations. They are the Canadian movement for community vitality, represented by 177 members from coast to coast. CFC was established in 1992 to connect and support this growing network of local foundations.
  • Vancouver FoundationVancouver Foundation helps people give back to the communities they care about, in a way that is simple, convenient and lasting. They are the largest of Canada’s 175 community foundations and  focus is  improving Vancouver’s communities – the places where we all live, work, play and raise our kids.

 

Physical Literacy

  • Developing Physical Literacy [PDF]– In order to create an active and healthy population ALL Canadian children need a sound foundation of movement and sport skills to build on later in life; and this foundation is called Physical Literacy.

 

  • Physical Literacy Concept Paper [PDF]The following summary of the literature provides background information on physical literacy, its connection to the development of skills, and effective pedagogical practices that help facilitate the development of physical literacy.

 

Strategic Planning

Sport Systems

B.C. Sport System

  • B.C. Sport Agency Bylaws – Bylaws relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of the BC Sport Agency Society.

 

BC Provincial Government

Canadian Sport System

  • Sport Canada – Sport Canada works to help Canadians participate and excel in sport. As part of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Sport Canada strengthens the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society. 
  • Active Canada 20/20 – A Physical Activity Strategy and Change Agenda for Canada [PDF] – Active Canada 20/20 provides a clear vision and a change agenda to describe what Canada must do to increase physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour, thereby reducing risk and achieving the many benefits of a society that is active and healthy. It demonstrates the actions that we must take to strengthen Canada, by making physical activity an important cultural trademark. (Posted Nov. 2nd 2011)
  • Constitution and Bylaws [PDF] for Sport BC

Society Act

  • The BC Society ActThe BC Society act is a statute that provides rules for the registration and corporate governance of not-for-profit entities. This document is the entirety of the Act in its most recently revised version.

Sport Tourism

  • Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Membership – The CSTA is committed to assisting its members to become more effective participants in the sport tourism industry and to derive maximum economic benefit from the ever-increasing number of sport events that are occurring throughout the year in communities across Canada. (Posted Sept 27th, 2011)

Volunteer Management

Recruiting, Retaining, and Recognizing Volunteers

 

  • Criminal Record Checks – The Criminal Records Review Act outlines that organizations that are licensed or receiving funds from the provincial government must have staff who work with children undergo a criminal record check. More information and links to forms, FAQs and contacts can be found on through this link to the Province of British Columbia website.

 

 

 

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