Markel Canada backs final Hope on the Horizon event

Tour wraps up in June

Markel Canada backs final Hope on the Horizon event

Non-Profits & Charities

By Terry Gangcuangco

Sport Law and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), which launched the Hope on the Horizon Tour in April 2023, are hosting the final leg on June 4 with the support of Markel Canada.

The event, taking place at the RA Centre in Ottawa, will not only recap the tour’s impact but also feature Markel Canada’s announcement of a new initiative to boost insurance capacity for sport organizations.

Spanning the below locations/hosts and dates, the tour’s workshops provide a platform for participants to engage in discussions on topics such as governance, risk management, sport safety, values-based leadership, and True Sport activation.

  • Sport PEI – April 20-21, 2023
  • Sport Newfoundland and Labrador – April 28-30, 2023
  • Sport North – May 26-27, 2023
  • Markel Canada (Toronto) – September 12, 2023
  • Sport BC – September 28-29, 2023
  • Sport Yukon – October 26-28, 2023
  • Government of Nunavut – November 10-11, 2023
  • Sport New Brunswick – November 24-25, 2023
  • City of Dieppe – March 23, 2024
  • Sport Manitoba – May 3-4, 2024
  • Brock University’s Centre for Sport Capacity – May 24-25, 2024
  • Markel Canada (Ottawa) – June 4, 2024

Reflecting on the initiative, Brenda McClung (pictured), assistant vice president of Markel Play, stated: “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.

“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.”

Karri Dawson, executive director of values-based sport at CCES, said: “As the network leader for values-based sport, the CCES was honoured 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.”

Sport Law partner Steve Indig added: “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.”

All local sport leaders are welcome to join the final event at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa – Courtside B. Interested participants are requested to RSVP to [email protected] by May 31.

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