ALL Minor Hockey Associations, members and volunteers must be well-versed and familiar with the Ontario Government’s requirements for Rowan’s Law and Concussion Awareness Education.
In 2018, the Ontario Government has enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1 (“Act”). Ontario Regulation 161/19, the Act requires all sport organizations as defined in the Regulation (“Sports Organization”), which includes the Ontario Hockey Federation (“OHF”), to have a Concussion Code of Conduct. This Concussion Code of Conduct must require participants, as set out in the Act, to review the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis.
A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each sport organization where they are registered. The OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources must be reviewed before each season. The OHF Acknowledgment Form is available here.
Also, the WMHA recommends that all on-ice volunteers and parents/guardians take the time to review concussion related policies and protocols under the Injury Prevention & Management tab here.
Applicable age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located at www.ontario.ca/concussions.