REC206 - Risk Management and the Law

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Subject Title
Risk Management and the Law

Subject Description
The recreation industry is greatly affected by legislation. This subject will make you aware of legislation that affects the provision of recreation programs, services and the operation of facilities in Ontario. Topics that will be covered in this subject include tort law, negligence, liability and risk management, standards of practice, contract laws and employment regulations.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Recreation and Leisure Services program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Utilize an understanding of law and how it pertains to jobs in recreation.
2.  Describe the major legislation that affects the provision of recreation services in Ontario.
3.  Differentiate between tort law, criminal law and contract law.
4.  Understand the moral and legal obligation of a recreation practitioner.
5.  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of negligence and the conditions needed to prove
such in a court of law.
6.  Differentiate between the various types of liability and how they pertain to negligence in a law suite.
7.  Utilize knowledge of law as a tool for the defense against a lawsuit.
8.  Assess major issues concerning the risk management process and its legal implications.
9.  Describe the language of contract law and uses that language to develop sound contracts with user groups, shared use agreements and outside contractors.

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