The Federal-Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Concussion in Sport


Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:00

The F-P/T Workgroup is comprised of:

  • The Federal-Provincial/Territorial governments (Alberta, British-Columbia, Northwest Territories, New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, Sport Canada, and The Public Health Agency of Canada)
  • The national sport sector (The Coaching Association of Canada, Hockey Canada, the Canadian Soccer Association, the Summer Sports Caucus, the Winter Sports Caucus)
  • The health sector (The Canadian Concussion Collaborative, Parachute, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association)
  • The education sector (The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health)

One of the key challenges in addressing concussions in Canada is the lack of harmonization amongst all the existing tools and protocols. In order to establish a common foundation from which to continue its work, the Workgroup developed a harmonized approach of awareness, prevention, detection, management and surveillance, which experts have indicated are the components that need to be addressed in order to tackle concussions in sport.

This approach was endorsed by all Ministers for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation across the country at their Conference in June 2016.