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Appeal Policies

It is highly recommended that National Sport Organizations have in place an internal appeal process that is fair and coherent with the rules of natural justice, for two reasons:

Credibility of NSO: If NSO members believe that their grievances were heard through fair procedures and if they are satisfied that their rights were respected throughout the process, they will be less likely to seek justice outside of their NSO. This builds an environment of trust that is the foundation of a successful organization.

Harmonious Relationships: A closely knit community, like we find in many sports, can be seriously damaged by disputes. NSOs adopting internal appeal processes that are both fair and efficient will have a much better chance of resolving disputes in a way that will allow relationships to be preserved.

The SDRCC has produced an Appeal Policy Package including guidelines on how to set up an internal appeal process. The package provides two sample appeal policies: one complete and one simplified, to adapt to various NSO needs and realities. It is available in the Download section.

An Internal Appeal Panel Online Orientation is also available to help prepare volunteers who are called upon to act as appeal panel members. Click here to access this program free of charge.

NSO Appeal Policies

Archery Archery Canada
Artistic Swimming Canada Artistic Swimming
Athletics Athletics Canada
Badminton Badminton Canada
Baseball Baseball Canada
Basketball Canada Basketball
Basketball -
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Biathlon Biathlon Canada
Blind Sports Canadian Blind Sports
Bobsleigh Bobsleigh CANADA Skeleton
Bowling Bowling Federation of Canada
Bowling (5 Pin) Canadian 5 pin Bowlers Association
Bowling (tenpin) Canadian Tenpin Federation
Boulingrin Bowls Canada Bouligrin
Boxing Boxing Canada
Broomball Canadian Broomball Federation (section 6)
CanoeKayak  CanoeKayak Canada
Climbing Climbing Escalade Canada
Cricket Cricket Canada
Curling Curling Canada
Cycling Cycling Canada
Diving Diving Canada
Equestrian Equestrian Canada
Fencing Canadian Fencing Federation
Figure Skating Skate Canada
Football Football Canada
Golf Golf Canada
Gymnastics Gymnastics Canada
Hockey - Field Field Hockey Canada
Hockey - Ice Hockey Canada (p.53)
Judo Judo Canada
Karate Karate Canada
Lacrosse Canadian Lacrosse Association (section 7)
Luge Canadian Luge Association
Racquetball Racquetball Canada (p.30)
Ringette Ringette Canada
Rowing Rowing Canada Aviron
Rugby Rugby Canada
Rugby - Wheelchair Wheelchair Rugby Canada
Sailing Sail Canada
Shooting Shooting Federation of Canada (p.58)
Skateboard Canada Skateboard
Skiing - XCountry Nordiq Canada
Skiing - Downhill Alpine Canada
Skiing - Freestyle Freestyle Canada
Snowboard Canada Snowboard
Soccer Canada Soccer (p.16)
Softball Softball Canada
Speed Skating Speed Skating Canada
Sport Parachuting  Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (p.10)
Squash Squash Canada
Surf Surf Canada
Swimming Swimming Canada
Table Tennis Table Tennis Canada
Taekwondo Taekwondo Canada
Tennis Tennis Canada
Triathlon Triathlon Canada
Volleyball Volleyball Canada
Water polo Water Polo Canada
Water Ski/Wakeboard Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada
Weightlifting Canadian Weightlifting Federation
Wrestling Wrestling Canada