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In February 2020, The Ottawa Sport Council began to deliver its Concussion Education Initiative for Ottawa area community sport organizations. This 100% free education program 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. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our Concussion Education Initiative to a virtual format. Sessions will now be conducted online in order to respect social distancing guidelines. These sessions can accommodate groups up to 100 and are based around your organization’s schedule and needs.

Who can apply for training?

Any Ottawa are community sport organizations who work with athletes/participants under the age of 26

Who will benefit from this training?

Anyone within your organization who deals directly with athletes. 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.

How can I get more information or book a session?

Visit our website or send us an email.   

Why is this training important?

As of July 1st 2019, Phase 1 of Rowan’s Law came into effect, meaning that organizations across the province need to develop and enforce Concussion Codes of Conduct for athletes in their programs. With Phase 2 of Rowan’s Law (the development of a return to sport protocol) set to come into effect in July 2020, the time is now to start to get smart about concussion safety.

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 these presentations aligns with the Canadian Harmonized Concussion Protocol (which is recognized by both Sport Canada and is also Rowan’s Law compliant). By booking a session, you will be able to gain valuable knowledge about concussion signs and symptoms and will help to ensure that your organization is strategically positioned to be a leader in the concussion safety movement in Ottawa. 

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