Sport Solution

Sport Solution is committed to helping national team athletes find solutions to a wide range of sport related issues. The program offers access to free information, as well as assistance and guidance on sport issues that may require legal counsel, such as selection, carding and discipline disputes.


Sport Solution is committed to supporting an athlete centred sport system and strives to achieve this objective by counselling and advocating on behalf of Canada’s high performance athletes so their voices are well represented when resolving sport related issues that affect them.


In April 1996, AthletesCAN joined forces with the Sports Law Centre, the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, and the Dispute Resolution Centre to create an AthletesCAN program that would help Canada’s national team athletes resolve and prevent legal conflicts in sport. Together, they named this program Sport Solution. It is the only program of its kind in North America and is available free of charge to all members of AthletesCAN.

Services Offered

Sport Solution provides assistance to national team athletes in resolving sports related legal issues and offers support throughout the dispute resolution process. The program also offers athletes guidance on how to prevent conflict and understand the fair administration of sport. Sport Solution responds to the legal needs of athletes on a full range of issues and can provide information about:

• General Inquiries and Concerns
• NSO Procedures
• How to Prepare for NSO Appeals and Arbitration at the SDRCC
• Your Athlete Agreement
• Corresponding With Your NSO

Types of Issues We Handle

• Team Selection
• AAP Funding / Carding
• Discipline
• Anti-Doping Violations
• Athlete Trusts
• Harassment
• Other Sports Related Legal Concerns

Contact us with all of your sport related legal concerns. If your issue is beyond the scope of the program services, Sport Solution may refer you to legal counsel.

2021 Fall Semester Regular Office Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm Eastern Standard Time

2022 Winter Semester Regular Office Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm Eastern Standard Time