The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Research-informed

The SIRC team explores five key questions in concussion management, prevention and education:

Education

What role does education play in improving sport-related concussion management & prevention?


Strength & Conditioning

Can neck strengthening and other exercises reduce sport-related concussion risk?

Gender

Are sport-related concussions different in males and females? What does the research say?


Disability Sport

What do we currently know about sport-related concussions in athletes with disabilities?


Equipment

Equipment, such as helmets and mouthguards, can protect athletes from a wide range of injuries, but do they prevent concussions? Join SIRC to explore the role of protective equipment in concussion prevention:


Test Your Concussion Knowledge

The field of concussion research is evolving quickly, and staying on top of the latest knowledge can be a challenge. Dr. Roger Zemek of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and 360 Concussion Care helps cut through the noise by breaking down common concussion facts vs myths:

Fact or Myth? “Younger children take longer to recover from concussions, compared with older teens.”

Fact or myth? “Boys are at a higher risk of concussion, and concussion recovery takes longer in boys.”

Fact or Myth? “Following a concussion, youth may safely resume only once they are symptom-free.”


Inspiration

If you’re wondering if it’s important to take concussions seriously within your organization, look no further than sharing the voices of some of the best coaches and athletes in Canadian sport:

Coach’s Voice – Canada Soccer

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach, John Herdman describes the role strong policies and protocols play in a coach’s decision making and the impact on athlete safety.

Athlete’s Voice – Danielle Lappage

Danielle Lappage, Olympic wrestler, shares her journey with concussions and the importance of athlete awareness and knowledge.

Coach’s Voice – Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada’s Troy Ryan, Head Coach of the Women’s National Team, speaks to a coach’s role in the protection of athletes.

Marketing and communications

If your goal is to capture attention and raise awareness on concussion safety with your audiences, use SIRC’s #HeadstrongCanada video. Share on social media, in your newsletters and website to guide your members towards SIRC’s research-based resources:

Concussion 101

Dr. Mike Evans, University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, explains how to recognize the symptoms of a concussion.