Important Information from ENLL Safety Officer

Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety)

Rowan's Law 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to: ensure that athletes under 26 years of age,* parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario's Concussion Awareness Resources.

Mandatory for ALL ENLL Members -Players, Coaches and all volunteers

Legislative requirements under the implementation of Rowan's Law by the Government of Ontario, require that ENLL ensure that athletes under 26 years of age,* parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario's Concussion Awareness Resources


IT IS MANDATORY PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN THE 2020 East Nepean Little League Baseball SEASON THAT ALL PLAYERS, COACHES AND ALL TEAM STAFF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT new requirements around concussion protocol.


What is Rowan's Law?
Rowan Stringer was a 17-year old Ottawa varsity rugby player who died from sustaining multiple concussions resulting in a catastrophic swelling of the brain - second impact syndrome.

Rowan had three head injuries within 6 days while playing rugby. She was concussed and did not know it. Her parents, teachers and coaches did not know that she was concussed. No one knew, including Rowan that her brain needed time to heal.

On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. This new legislation, which received all-party support, is intended to protect amateur athletes by improving concussion safety on the field and at school.

Please read the information below on Rowan's Law and the legislative requirements:
In accordance with Rowan's Law ENLL Participants are required to confirm that they have reviewed the Concussion Awareness Resources at this website https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-awareness-resources before that participant can register/participate in a sport.

Once the information is read, please check the box to confirm that you as a parent and your player have reviewed the information and are aware of the requirements.

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Loren Klimchuk
ENLL Safety Officer
 
Safety Notices

Province of Ontario Link: Rowan's Law - Concussion Safety

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