Risk Management

This is a collection of resources on risk management in recreation and sport, intended for use by professionals and volunteers. You will find risk management plans, waiver and consent forms, emergency policies and procedures, privacy and freedom of information resources, and much more.

Note: Liability resources and policies, such as waiver and consent forms (see note below), while included in this risk management collection, are gathered into a sub-section here.

The lists are quite long, so if you don't want to browse, go to the Recreation Database search page, where you can search by keyword, topic or population.

Resources for coaches and leaders are also available on the Ministry of Health Promotion web site: http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/en/active-living/coaching/resources.asp

A Local Government Guide to Creating Municipal Alcohol Policy

This document was been prepared by the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with BC Healthy Communities, to serve as a guide for local...

Accident Reports

This form provides a complete history of the accident, type of injuries, type of facility or equipment involved and role of staff.

Administration of Medical Treatment within Recreation Programs: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

This document discusses the administration of medical treatment by staff of recreation programs.

After School Program Registration Form

Participant, Parent, Medical, and Emergency Contact Person information, and Release and Permission Agreement / Nom du participant,...

After School Program Registration Form: Sample

Sections include information on Participant, Parent/Guardian, Adult Emergency and Authorized Pick-up Consent, School, School Pick-Up and...

America's Rails-with-Trails Report: A Resource for Planners, Agencies and Advocates

This U.S. report examines the characteristics of 88 existing rails-with-trails in 33 states, based on a survey of trail managers and the...

Assessing Risk in Recreation Facilities

This presentation looks at a program that was developed to allow organizations to properly balance risks and rewards for a wide range of...

Asthma Reference Kit / Anaphylaxis Reference Kit / Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings” Manual / The Complete Kid's Allergy and Asthma Guide

Available to buy from the Allergy Asthma Information Association. The Asthma Reference Kit is for those who work with children and youth to...

At Play in the Fields of Liability

The article brings up the topic of liabilities arising from use of recreation facilities.

Athletics Control Act: Plain Language Audit Tool for Ontario

The Act assigns an Athletics Commissioner to assist in the licensing, regulating, and supervising of all professional athletics...

Attendance and Release of Children Guideline

Outlines the Town's policy on releasing children from programs.

Avalanche Related Resources: Risk Management

Resources are provided for anyone interested in risk management. Here you will find research papers in a wide variety of risk...

Banff Recreation Centre Emergency Operations Plan

To provide Ice Users with guidelines for responding to and for dealing with various emergency situations including: injuries, fire,...

Banff Recreation Centre Emergency Operations Plan - Banff Minor Hockey

To provide Minor Hockey Coaches/Managers with guidelines for responding to and for dealing with various emergency situations such as:...

Be Safe and Active: Risk Management in Programs for Ages 6 to 12 Years - Online Webinar

Webinar, 30 minutes. This webinar focuses on risk management awareness and prevention, early assessment of unsafe conditions,...

Best Practices in Risk Management

This session, at the Parks and Recreation Ontario 2008 Annual Education Forum, focuses on identifying existing and potential risk...

Best Practices in Risk Management (second presentation)

This presentation from the 2008 Parks and Recreation Ontario Aquatics Conference, discusses two type of risk - physical and legal - and how...

By-law to Regulate Horse Riding Establishments

This by-law regulates horse-riding and equestrian facilities and provides safety measures for users of their services.This item may not be...

Canadian Injury Prevention Foundation

Injuries rank as the leading cause of death in Canada for people between the ages of 1 and 44 years. 90% of these accidents were...

Caring for the Victims of Terror: The City of Richmond's Response to September 11

The article talks about the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and how the City of Richmond responded to the redirected flights and...

City of Calgary Recreation and Parks Program Forms and Waivers

Waiver forms for various recreational activities for children, youth, and adults, including for adapted fitness.

Code 86 Employee Orientation Handbook

Code 86 employees are non-unionized, front-line workers. This manual outlines their conditions of employment, required certifications, code...

Confidentiality Agreement

Confidentiality Agreement that all employees, volunteers and students must sign upon hire. On an annual basis employees, volunteers and...

Criminal Record Checks – A Discussion For Every Sport Organization

This blogpost aims to update sport organizations’ knowledge of CRCs, help the CRC discussion go smoothly, and guide organizations toward...

Criminal Record Search

Provides the policy, rationale and procedures for a criminal record check.

Directors’ Liability: A Discussion Paper on Legal Liability, Risk Management and the Role Of Directors in Non-Profit Organizations

Informs board members about their legal responsibilities and provides practical suggestions for managing risks and minimizing personal...

Emergency Planning and Evacuation: Standard

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to recreation facility operators in designing a plan of action to deal with emergency...

Emergency Procedures - After School Kids

Emergency procedures for handling violence between children, a missing child, and a child who is running away.

Enterprise Risk Management in Sport Recreation (New Zealand)

The full document is comprehensive and will cater for medium to large businesses. There is a quick reference section that smaller groups...

Excel in Recreation

Speakers: Barb Pedersen, Janet Naclia Explores the ten competencies developed by ARPA for excellence in municipal and ...

Extreme Sports: Parks and Recreation Trend Watch

Discusses concerns facing municipalities regarding recognizing and inculcating action sports into their sport budgets

Facilities & Their Users: A New Approach to an Old Problem

Presentation on Risk Management including: claims, increasing insurance premiums, changing legislation, the ever-present threat of...

Facility Lock Down

This policy outlines the steps to be taken if facility lock-down is required: if there is a threat  to staff or the public from...

Field Trips / Transporting Children and Youth

Outlines policy, protocol, parents' responsiblities, cancellation and rescheduling issues, students and volunteers involvement, procedures...

Fire Protection and Prevention Act: Plain Language Audit Tool for Ontario

The Act sets out a municipality’s responsibility for establishing a fire safety program and for the provision of fire protection services....

Fire Safety Plan

Provides a policy on preventative measures and procedures to follow in case of a fire or smoke alarm.

First Aid and CPR

First Aid and CPR The Canadian Red Cross offers a wide variety of First Aid and CPR training courses to help workplaces be compliant with...

Fitness Industry Report Appendix B

Provides final recommendations of the advisory board to reduce the incidence of injuries in the fitness industry.

Fitness Membership Application/Renewal - Includes PAR-Q form

This membership application form includes a waiver form and the CSEP PAR-Q form.

Follow Up Procedures for Managers and Senior Staff Dealing with Serious Occurrences

This historical information package (1998) contains helpful guidelines that will help administrators, directors and managers to manage risk...

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31

Regulations under this Act: R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 459 Disposal of personal informationR.R.O. 1990, Reg. 460 General The purposes of the Act...

Guide for Successful Groups

The City of Red Deer and Red Deer & District Community Foundation have jointly sponsored the development of The Guide for Successful...

Guide to Safe Scouting

Includes sections on: Youth Protection & Adult Leadership Aquatics Safety Camping Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use and Abuse Emergency...

Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality in Arenas / Indoor Air in Ice Facilities

For the past 30 years, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. (ORFA), has produced and circulated information on Indoor Air...

Injury / Incident Reporting Form

This form collects contact and demographic information as well as accident, injury or incident details.

Insurance and Liability for Charities and Nonprofits

The Imagine Canada website offers information and tools to help you with your immediate insurance and risk management needs.

Kid’s Club - The Super‐Cool, Before & After School Program: City of Vaughan

This is a general, recreational and non-specialized program that provides children with a variety of structured activities. The integrated...

La gestion des risques - Un processus global

Nous acceptons de vivre avec les probabilités et les conséquences de certains d'entre eux. Des autorités gouvernementales aux citoyens,...

Legal Issues: Municipal Recreation Bulletin #18

Discusses legal issues, specifically legal liability, in the municipal recreation environment.

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