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The Ottawa Sport Council is thrilled to announce the release of the Concussion Education Initiative video which has been developedfor community sport participants. This educational video is designed to equip coaches, players, parents, board members, staff, and volunteers alike with the knowledge of how to apply the 4 R’s of concussion management (Recognize, Remove, Refer, Return) in a sport setting. 

Developed in partnership with Parachute Canada and SIRC (Sport Information Resource Centre) thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the information provided in this video aligns with the Canadian Harmonized Concussion Protocol (which is recognized by Sport Canada and is also Rowan’s Law compliant) and presents  valuable information about concussion signs and symptoms.   

Why is this education important?

A concussion is a brain injury. It can’t be seen on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts. A concussion is a serious injury. While the effects are typically short-term, a concussion can lead to long-lasting symptoms and even long-term effects.

Who will benefit from this video?

Quite simply, anyone involved in sport. This could be players, parents, coaches, trainers, volunteers or board members. This training is also great for referees, conveners, tournament organizers, and anyone else who may need to make decisions about an athlete’s ability to return to play or practice.

For further information, please contact:

Marcia Morris, P. Eng

Executive Director, directrice générale

Conseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council

About Ottawa Sport Council
As the unified voice of amateur sport in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) facilitates advocacy and growth for all community sport organizations

We believe that there should only be positive experiences in sport