The KW Sports Council partnered with Community Justice Initiatives in 2001 to create the Sport Mediation and Reconciliation Team (SMART).
This was done in response to needs expressed by sports clubs about resolving sport-related disputes in a confidential, safe, and positive setting.
“Due to the competitive nature of sports, arguments can easily escalate out of control. CJI helps to diffuse negative situations involving players, parents, coaches, sports administrators, officials, and other stakeholders so that they collaborate on a productive resolution.”
Community Justice Initiatives provides trained, volunteer mediators to help deal with sports conflicts and provides training to prevent sport-related disputes from escalating.
It’s an opportunity for leagues to reduce anger and for parents to be directly involved in resolving disputes.
For more information please contact
Jason Spencer, Mediation Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:519-744-6549 x 120
Community Justice Initiatives. https://cjiwr.com/mediation/#sports-teams