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Business of Curling

Webinar Series

A series of FREE one-hour (or less) webinars covering topics impacting CurlON Member Club operations! All CurlON Member Club staff and volunteers are encouraged to participate. Those not joining in on the live version will have an opportunity to review the full recorded webinar and any additional resource materials at a later time. Please contact the CurlON Business of Curling Coordinator at lbishop@ontcurl.com to receive the login password.

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Check out our inventory of webinars below:

Understanding Formal Meetings for NFP Curling Clubs

The past two years have forced many changes and variations in the way NFP Curling Clubs operate and conduct their formal business. COVID-19 challenged many Clubs to pivot and host their Board and Member Meetings virtually, and created a great deal of uncertainty for some Clubs with respect to their legal meeting requirements and constitutional process. When mixed in with some new technology for the many involved, it is easy for issues to develop that may impact the validity and effectiveness of these important Club details. Review this 43 minute video presented by Sport Law's Jason Robinson, where he discusses the most important elements in ensuring your Club hosts a legal and constitutional AGM, how to effectively host virtual AGMs and other member meetings, and what to expect in the coming year to help you properly prepare.

CurlON Rock Handle Sponsorship Program

A "How-To Package" to Help Generate Advertising Revenue 

This "how-to package" includes a short product video where CurlON Member Clubs will learn about a great new rock handle program designed to help ease the burden for member club staff and volunteers to execute a sales strategy for sponsorship and advertising. CurlON has partnered with King Sportswear to provide an easy solution for your rock handle printed needs. Learn how to make this program work for your club with testimonials from Clubs who have implemented a successful program. Learn about the costs involved and the revenue potential this program can provide, and how the Club can take advantage of the Charitable Tax Receipting Program through the National Sport Trust Fund - Ontario. CurlON Member Clubs receive great discounts through this program:

  1. Select from the ORDER links below

  2. Enter password CurlONOffer to see CurlON Member Club discount pricing!

  3. Enter code CURLSHIP at checkout to change the shipping price to $10 flat rate for any size order. Orders over $200 before tax have free shipping.

CurlON Member Club Social Media Marketing Kit

CurlON Member Clubs will learn how to leverage social media to connect with your members and grow your audience. This webinar is less than an hour and is presented for CurlON by Kat Tepylo of Social Kat Media. Member Clubs will learn how to incorporate social media into an overall marketing strategy to create a more cohesive and impactful presence. The presentation and downloadable guide will walk you through everything you need to know to create a social media strategy, engaging content, and a system for getting it all done.

Ice Technician Best Practices & Guidelines

Ice Installation & Opening of Season: COVID-19 EDITION

CurlON Ice Team member Don Powell returns to provide professional insights on how to safely prepare and manage your Club's ice for the upcoming season. This FREE 20-minute webinar explores the impact COVID-19 will play on your ice operations and how your ice team must adapt. 

CurlON PROVINCE WIDE 50-50 LOTTERY

Fundraising for Curling Clubs is an ongoing challenge. Some clubs prosper while others have a continual challenge. CurlON has released a Provincial 50/50 Lottery Program, where Member Clubs are able to voluntarily participate and keep all net proceeds from lottery ticket sales generated in their facility.

Presented by CurlON Executive Director Stephen Chenier, CurlON Member Clubs are encouraged to join in on this 1-hour webinar, to learn more about the program elements and find how their club may participate and start making $$$.

END of SEASON ICE PLANT CLOSING – SAFE TIPS and BEST PRACTICES

CurlON Member Clubs can learn about responsible end-of-season ice operations and best practices for a safe shutdown, safe removal of ice and preparation for the off-season. Presented by Curling Canada Level 4 Ice Tech Don Powell, this webinar will focus on facility owner responsibilities and compliance with TSSA and Ministry of Labour. The session will cover tips to working in conjunction with refrigeration contractors, practices to implement for the off-season and the importance of planning for next season’s ice needs and beyond.

SAFE SPORT – IS YOUR CLUB A SAFE PORT ENVIRONMENT?

CurlON Member Clubs can learn about policy development and the steps to take to ensure that your club is providing a safe sport environment to your members.  Presented by LeeAnn Cupidio, this webinar will focus on Rowan’s Law and the relevant concussion policies/plans you should have in place at your club, as well as the importance of having a robust set of Discipline Policies that set out the expected behaviour of your members as well as granting you the necessary authority to deal with any “unruly” members you may have.

ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: WHAT CLUBS SHOULD KNOW…

Since January 1st, 2018 several laws and legislation in Ontario have been or will be amended and Ontario-based sport organizations are directly impacted by the changes. In this webinar, lawyer Steve Indig discusses the applicable changes specifically relating to workplace harassment, employment, corporate compliance, Rowan’s law (concussion management), and the legalization of marijuana.

Steve will provide information that will update sport organizations on the impact of the current and upcoming amendments and the steps that Ontario organizations can take to comply with the new laws.

EFFECTIVE CRISIS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT for CURLING CLUBS

Curling clubs can be faced with a crisis or emergency at any time and how they prepare for, and respond to, these critical moments may have a significant impact on their organization. In this hour-long webinar Dina Bell-Laroche and Jason Robinson will discuss the tools and the risk mitigation strategies that clubs can implement to combat various types of crises and emergencies, the key steps to managing them as they occur, and how an organization and its members can heal when they are deeply affected. Real life examples and a great deal of expertise will help your club improve its readiness and confidence during difficult times.

FINANCIAL LITERACY for STAFF, BOARD & VOLUNTEERS

This interactive one-hour webinar will include discussions of financial terminology, understanding financial statements using a sample set of reports, Board responsibilities, and good practices in financial management.  Facilitated by Kathy Hare, the webinar will include real world examples of how sport organizations have run into trouble due to poor financial management will provide context to the material.

SOCIAL MEDIA: DRIVING MEMBERSHIP

This Social Media Quickstarter offers the step-by-step instructions curling clubs need to start building a social media presence across all of the top social networks. Presented by backchat, learn about great ways to promote your club’s programs and attract new members, and gain insights on how to develop your club’s social media voice.

HR: MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS & VOLUNTEERS

This interactive webinar will provide real examples of how organizations have run into trouble as a result of poor human resource management – and it will describe what organizations could have done to prevent or mitigate these situations. Facilitated by Kathy Hare, the webinar will include topic areas such as policies and procedures, contracts, employment agreements, and Ontario’s Employment Standards Act.

CLUB RISK MANAGEMENT: ORGANIZATIONAL & EVENT HOSTING

Curling clubs must manage risks in two different areas; operations and hosting programs or events. In this hour-long webinar we will discuss how minimizing risk during the hosting of events is a smart way to improve operational effectiveness, enhance resource allocation and even strengthen your brand. A framework for an effective event risk management plan will be discussed, and walk through a risk analysis for common risks facing curling clubs.

POLICY DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

An overview of Ontario’s Workplace Health and Safety Act and Ontario’s accessibility legislation in this hour-long interactive webinar. Recent updates to these laws have created even more obligations for sport organizations. A discussion of “Rowan’s Law” and the impact of concussion-related regulations for curling clubs will also be presented. Strategies for the development and implementation of policies that are compliant with the legislation will also be recommended.

SPORT TOURISM & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOSTED EVENTS

Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with over $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors. Learn about CSTA’s industry tools available through the OCA and how clubs can develop clear economic impacts for hosted events.

ENERGY ASSESSMENTS: THE HIDDEN FACTS

Energy costs are often the largest cost for curling clubs. Many clubs accept the cost as a given, but there is quite a bit that can be done.   This seminar will go through bill examples, retrofit potential and conservation ideas and show where costs can be decreased with relatively short paybacks.  There are incentives to be had from electricity and gas companies to help.