Concussion

Learn the basics about concussion: What is a concussion? What are the signs and symptoms? What should you do if you suspect a concussion? How is it treated?

Concussion policy

There have been efforts throughout Canada to mandate concussion education and management protocols, particularly in sport organizations and schools. Some jurisdictions are taking the approach of legislation, while others are moving to implementing policies governing concussion. Concussion legislation  Ontario Ontario became the first province in Canada to enact legislation around concussion when Rowan’s Law (Concussion […]

Concussion Harmonization Project

With support from the Public Health Agency of Canada, and in collaboration with Sport Canada, Parachute is leading the harmonization of concussion guidelines and protocols across Canada. Project goals The project will ensure best-practice tools and resources are placed in the hands of those who need them and will have impact in two key ways: […]

Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport

The Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport has been developed to ensure that athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care, and proper management to allow them to return to their sport. Developed by Parachute and its Expert Advisory Concussion Subcommittee, the Guideline, published in July 2017, is based on a review of the current […]

Concussion protocol resources for sport organizations

The resources on this page will help sport organizations 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 if your National Sport Organization or your Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization has adopted a harmonized protocol. The Return-to-Sport Strategies in […]

Concussion protocol resources for schools

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 […]

Concussion resources for health professionals

Parachute has gathered the best in evidence-based information, training, assessment tools, documentation forms, guidelines, and patient resources to help you recognize, manage and treat concussion.

Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada

Parachute released this updated statement in November 2018 to clarify the role of concussion baseline testing for Canadian youth and adult athletes. Members of Parachute’s Concussion Expert Advisory Committee and the Canadian Concussion Collaborative were consulted in the development of this updated statement. Background On July 28, 2017, Parachute released the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport. This guideline was […]

Parachute announces Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport to protect health of active Canadians

Parachute is announcing the new Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.