The team at Sport Law is committed to uplifting the sector, and we want to do our part by offering candid conversations on the current state of sport and share our insights to better address ...more

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About the Show

The team at Sport Law is committed to uplifting the sector, and we want to do our part by offering candid conversations on the current state of sport and share our insights to better address issues related to governance, safe sport, leadership challenges, trends in human relations and so much more.

Partners Steve Indig and Dina Bell-Laroche will be co-hosting the bi-weekly conversations, spending 30 minutes on topics affecting the sport sector with a view of leaving listeners more informed and confident to tackle some of the issues affecting sport. In addition, Sportopia will be a gathering place to invite other thought leaders who are committed to elevating the sport sector.

The podcast is meant to answer burning questions from sport leaders, so we are inviting listeners to share ideas for future topics and to ask questions you’d like for us to tackle. Starting next week, listen and submit questions and comments via email and social media (@sportlawca) to have your say in conversations about healthy, human sport!

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The Sportopia Podcast is recorded on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. We wish to thank these First Peoples who continue to live on these lands and care for them, and whose relationship with these lands existed from time immemorial. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live, work, and play on these lands.

Sport Law is committed to recognizing, supporting, and advocating for reconciliation in Canada and to actively work against colonialism by amplifying Indigenous voices and increasing our own understanding of local Indigenous peoples and their cultures.

Please note: Some episodes may deal with potentially sensitive content that some may find difficult. If that is true for you, remember that you can reach out to a trusted advisor or a certified mental health professional. We also have resources on our website that you may find helpful.

Meet our Hosts

Steve Indig

Steve Indig

Steve Indig, BRec, LLB, began his career with Sport Law in 2003, immediately after being called to the bar as a lawyer. Steve has had the opportunity to work with over 650 national, provincial, and local sport organizations providing consulting and legal services related to governance, employment, contracts, policies, disputes, and privacy. He is a regular guest speaker and presenter at AGMs, conferences, and workshops, and also acts as a mediator and adjudicator. Steve graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelors of Recreation degree and a successful five-year career as varsity athlete in swimming. Steve attended three CIS National Championships, was named the CIS athlete of the month, and qualified for the 2000 Olympic Trials. He continues to be involved in swimming as a master’s swimmer (Canadian Masters Swimming medalist). Steve was inducted into the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. During the early years of his career, Steve was certified by the NFL, CFL, MLS, and FIFA to represent professional athletes as a sports agent. He continues to be involved in sport as an athlete in swimming, hockey, basketball, softball and golf; and recently won a bronze medal in the 2013 Maccabi Games in Israel playing basketball. Steve is also the proud father of a son and daughter.

Dina Bell-Laroche

Dina Bell-Laroche

Dina Bell-Laroche, BJ, MA, Integral Master Coach™, joined Sport Law in 2009, merging her communications consulting firm with the organization to better support sport leaders. Dina has worked for a number of sport organizations since 1991 including the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the True Sport Foundation, and Equestrian Canada. Dina specializes in Integral Coaching®, strategic planning, communications, risk management, change management, loss and grief, and leadership development. As a certified professional coach with the International Coach Federation, Dina’s passion is in supporting sport leaders looking to explore various ways to develop, learn, grow, and thrive. As an expert in facilitation and strategic communications, Dina has worked in a variety of leadership roles at over a dozen major Games over the past two decades. She considers working as the Canadian Press Chief at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and being one of the early founders of the True Sport Movement as her career highlights. Dina graduated from the Carleton School of Journalism and completed a Master’s degree in Applied Health Sciences (Sport Management) at Brock University. Her research investigated how National Sport Organizations’ values can be leveraged more intentionally to optimize effectiveness and increase performance. Her research was published in two sport management journals and she has written a handbook on the topic, which is available here. Dina is currently enrolled in a Thanatology Certificate Program at the University of Western Ontario’s King’s College. When she is not working to contribute to the betterment of sport, Dina volunteers with SchoolBOX, her local community centre, and the Bereaved Families of Ontario. Dina’s favourite quote: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” – Helen Keller