Concussion Awareness

ATTENTION:            MRA Players + Parents + Coaches + Trainers + Officials

RE:      Rowan’s Law Implementation / Mandatory Annual Review of Concussion Awareness Resources

A concussion is a brain injury.  It can be caused by an impact to the head, face or neck or a blow to the body which causes a sudden jolting of the head.  The movement of the brain inside the skull causes the injury to the brain.  It can cause physical symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, cognitive symptom such as confusion and difficulty concentrating or even emotional or sleep-related symptoms.

The Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect on July 1, 2019. After that date, sport organization must not register athletes under 26 years of age* into a sport activity unless they, as well as their parent (for athletes under 18), provide confirmation that they have reviewed the relevant Concussion Awareness Resources within the previous twelve months. 

* Exception: A sport organization that is a University, College of Applies Arts and Technology or other Post-Secondary Institution must not register any athlete irrespective of age unless the same requirements are met.

Sport organizations must also not allow coaches, team trainers and officials to serve as a coach, team trainer or official for or in respect of the sport organization unless they provide confirmation that they have reviewed one of the Concussion Awareness Resources, every year.

The MRA requires that ALL Players + Parents + Coaches + Trainers + Officials read the relevant CONCUSSION AWARENESS RESOURCES.  Before your registration form can be submitted, you must indicate that you have reviewed the  relevant Concussion Awareness Materials. 


Ontario Government Concussion Awareness Resources that must be reviewed prior to registration:

AGES 10 and Under


Ages 11-14


Ages 15 and Up 


POSTER:  Hit. Stop. Sit. poster.

POSTER:  Download the Signs of a Concussion poster.


Other Important Concussion Resources


Ringette Ontario

Ringette Ontario Concussion Page

Ringette Ontario Concussion Policy

Ringette Ontario Concussion Management Guidelines

RO Return to Play Policy

RO Medical Clearance Letter for Concussions

Bench Staff Concussion Code of Conduct

Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct

Reporting Injuries and Concussions

Both Injury and Concussion forms are sent directly to RO.

  • RO injury report - (M-F-13 ) Required to be filled out and submitted within 7 days of an injury. This report is required for all injuries, including concussions.
  • RO Online Concussion Report Form - online submission form to specifically track concussion data.


Ringette Canada

RC Concussion Information and Policies


Parachute Canada Resources (Organization dedicated to injury prevention)

Parachute Canada Concussion Page

Parachute's Return to School Strategy

Parachute's Return to Sport Strategy

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