Rowan’s Law legislation was passed by the Ontario Government in 2018. This legislation is named after Rowan Stringer, a high school athlete who tragically died in 2013 after suffering multiple concussions while playing rugby. Rowan’s Law was established to honor her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to:
Rowan’s Law Legislation can be found HERE
The Ontario government created concussion resources to help Canadians learn more about concussions, so we can keep ourselves, and others, active and safe. Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources are available in the following three formats:
Dive Ontario stakeholders must review one of these resources each year. Stakeholders are encouraged to choose the format that best suits their learning style.
Resources can be accessed HERE
All Dive Ontario stakeholders are required to review and sign off on the relevant Code of Conduct at the point of registration each season.
This protocol and its supporting documents outline the process for the immediate removal of an athlete who is suspected of having sustained a concussion.
This protocol and its supporting documents outline a return-to-sport process for an athlete who has been removed from training, practice, or competition due to a suspected or diagnosed concussion.
To help Dive Ontario stakeholders understand concussions and Rowan’s Law, Dive Ontario created a concussion training manual. This manual discusses the following topics: concussions, Rowan’s Law, Ontario’s concussion awareness resources, all of Dive Ontario’s concussion documents, and a summary of responsibilities.