Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation
Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation provides an introductory overview of the legal issues, principles, and case law relevant to careers in sports and recreation services. National in scope, this resource covers a wide range of important topics for both students and practitioners across various fields, from amateur and professional sports, to municipal and private recreation programs, recreational therapy, and more.
Part I examines the Canadian legal system and relevant legislation as it applies to the rights and obligations of sport and recreation practitioners. Part II introduces a framework for risk management, emphasizing risk identification, assessment, control, and monitoring. Part III addresses employment, human rights, dispute resolution, and intellectual property within the sport and recreation landscape. Part IV focuses on the practical applications of legal principles to both longstanding and emerging issues, including eSports, social media, concussion management, violence, anti-doping, cannabis, and adventure sport.
By presenting sport and recreation issues through a practical lens, this resource will build readers’ confidence in their ability to apply legal principles and effectively manage risk.