LJ Bartle is a former CBC journalist and business executive who has worked professionally or voluntarily with sport and recreation for most of her life. As a certified investigator with expertise in policy and quality assurance, LJ has been helping organizations strategically enhance their operations and vision by leveraging resources they already have. This includes safe sport implementation where LJ is promoting collaborative, realistic approaches that create an aligned system of policy, training and resources. LJ joined Sport Law & Strategy Group in 2018 and is thrilled to be part of a positive culture shift.
Michelle Kropp is a lawyer who has appeared at various tribunals and all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal. She frequently assists and represents clients in complaint and appeal proceedings before the SDRCC and in other administrative settings. Michelle’s clients include a wide variety of National and Provincial Sports Organizations and their member organizations. In addition to her sports litigation practice, she provides general advice and guidance on risk management, potential liability, as well as policy and governance issues. Michelle joined Sport Law & Strategy Group in 2020.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.