Fairness, integrity, responsibility and respect form the backbone of ethics in sports. These core values have guided the athletic community for decades and dictated the rules of conduct for many sports federations and organizations. But alongside these universally embraced principles, new challenges have emerged as society has changed and evolved.

Although doping in sport continues to be an important concern, and quite rightly so, issues related to racism, the integration of transgender athletes, harassment, athlete safety, and fraud and corruption in sports organization have also come to the fore. These are topics of ongoing discussion, even heated debate, both here at home and around the world.

How can sports organizations go about implementing governance and ethics practices to prevent and resolve these matters?

Take part in this webinar and meet Dick Pound, Member of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Counsel, Stikeman Elliott and the Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Senator and internationally renowned athlete to explore how athletic organizations can implement best practices in governance and ethics..

Septembre 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

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Richard Pound

Dick Pound

A former Olympic swimmer, Canadian Olympic Committee member and counsel at Stikeman Elliott, Richard Pound is one of our country’s most recognized figures in international sport, both as an athlete and an administrator.

Among the highlights of his distinguished career are two stints as vice-president of the International Olympic Committee. In this capacity, he spearheaded IOC negotiations related to marketing, sponsorship and television broadcasting rights and positioned the IOC as a key leader in the global sports community.

Pound was also the first president of the World Anti-Doping Agency and as such is dedicated to building a world where all athletes can compete in a doping-free environment.

His commitment to integrity in sport make him a respected authority in matters of ethics, as they relate to both the athletic and the business worlds.

Chantal Petitclerc

Chantal Petitclerc

The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc has been a senator since April 2016.

At the age of 13, she lost the use of both legs in an accident. She was introduced to the world of wheelchair sports four years later, marking the beginning of a long and stellar career that would take her to five Paralympic Games, starting with Barcelona in 1992. She simultaneously pursued her studies in history at the University of Alberta (1992–1994).

She retired from competing in 2008, after winning five Paralympic golds in Beijing. With a total of 21 medals to her name, Petitclerc is the most decorated track and field athlete in history, not to mention the country’s most medalled female athlete in any sport and the only Canadian athlete to have won gold at the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.

A leader known for her integrity and passion, she contributes her unique expertise to various Paralympic athletics and sports organizations. In her role as a senator, she is dedicated to improving the health of all Canadians, especially young Canadians, and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities from coast to coast to coast.

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