Dispute Resolution Policy

As a member club of the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA), the Caledon Soccer Club fully supports and hereby adopts the OSA Policy 15.0 in respect of Dispute Resolution, which is available athttp://www.ontariosoccer.net/images/publications/2014/governing-documents/OSA-Policies-Feb-2015.pdf.

The OSA has also put in place operational procedures for the implementation of Policy 15.0, available at http://www.ontariosoccer.net/images/publications/2014/governing-documents/Section-15-Dispute-Resolution.pdf.  

Copied from the OSA Policy:

15.1 GENERAL

15.1.1 The OSA encourages all Individuals to communicate openly, collaborate, and use problem-solving and negotiation techniques to resolve their differences relating to matters of a corporate nature. The OSA believes that negotiated settlements are usually preferable to outcomes resolved through other dispute resolution techniques. Negotiated resolutions to disputes with and among Individuals are strongly encouraged.

15.1.2 The purpose of this policy is to resolve disputes of a ‘corporate’ nature between and among The Ontario Soccer Association (referred to as the OSA in this policy), District Associations, Clubs, Leagues and Registrants using techniques of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), thus avoiding the need to resort to litigation.

15.1.3 As a condition of membership in The OSA, or in one of its District Associations, all District Associations, Clubs and Leagues agree to abide by the provisions of this Policy.

15.1.4 As the purpose of this Policy is to promote alternatives to litigation, OSA may refuse to hear a dispute, or discontinue hearing a dispute that has already commenced, if the party or parties engage in litigation, or send a lawyer's letter threatening litigation that is either directly or indirectly related to the matter in dispute.

15.2 APPLICATION

15.2.1 This Policy applies to disputes relating to the following matters:

a) The calling and holding of general meetings

b) The presentation and approval of financial statements

c) The nomination and election of Directors and Officers

d) The removal of Directors and Officers

e) The acceptance, rejection and removal of members

f) The calling and holding of Board meetings

g) Breaches of parliamentary procedure

h) Other matters of a similar corporate or governance nature

OSA Dispute Resolution Request Form:http://www.ontariosoccer.net/images/publications/2014/governing-documents/Dispute-Resolution-Request-Form.pdf   

Adopted by the Board of Directors on September 16, 2015.