To provide local sport associations with an overview of multiple topic areas that organizations face in regular operation. The manual can be used as an effective tool for both new or rebuilding sport groups; as well as well-established organizations looking to update or address emerging policy trends or gaps.

Each section of this manual informs the following section. For example: a strong understanding of the organizations Mission, Vision and Values will help the organization define what model of governance it wants to adopt.

The manual is not a substitute for legal advice, but intended as a resource to guide best practices. The templates are provided by the City of Kitchener for the general information purposes only. Your use of any of these templates is at your own risk, and is strongly recommended that your organization seek legal advice.

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