These resources will support educators to develop and implement evidence-based, best-practice concussion protocols based on the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport. These resources are free to download and use.
Be sure to check the requirements in your school board/district and your province or territory.
In Quebec, visit Éducation et Enseignement supérieur (EN).
In Ontario, visit Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines and the Government of Ontario Rowan’s Law: Concussion Safety.
Develop your concussion protocol
Pan-Canadian harmonized school concussion protocol template
This template provides an example of a concussion protocol that aligns with the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.
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Sample school board concussion policy template
Implement your concussion protocol
Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (CRT5)
Sample internal email to staff: Student diagnosed with concussion
A sample email to send to school staff about accommodations for students returning to school following a concussion.
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Provide training for school staff
To successfully implement your concussion protocol, it's important to ensure all school staff and volunteers know the procedures, their roles and the tools available to help them.
Know your role: Athletic directors, coaches, teachers and other supervisors
Know your role: Collaborative team school staff lead
Know your role: Other staff/volunteers
Know your role: Principal
Concussion guide for athletes
Concussion guide for coaches and trainers
Concussion guide for parents and caregivers
Concussion guide for teachers
Sample concussion awareness checklist
A sample tool to help school boards and schools plan the delivery of concussion information and resources to key stakeholders. Use the checklist to identify the key audiences in your school community, what information those audiences need to know based on their roles, and how and when each audience will receive that information.
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Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for school professionals
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources with the goal of standardizing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management. Good concussion management is pivotal to minimizing the risk of brain damage and may reduce long-term health consequences.