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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:

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.