Rowan’s Law legislation was passed by the Ontario Government in 2018. This legislation is named in memory of Rowan Stringer who tragically died in 2013 of Second Impact Syndrome, the result of suffering multiple concussion playing rugby three times in six days. The legislation is designed to create a safer environment for competitive amateur athletes, children and youth to play sport.
Knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and what to do if a concussion happens – whether you’re an athlete, a student, a parent, a coach, a team trainer, an official or an educator– saves lives. The Ontario Government is committed to implementing Rowan’s Law by putting concussion safety information in the hands of people who need it most. Increasing awareness and changing conversations in sport, at school and in our homes, will result in transformative change to the way in which concussions are managed in amateur competitive sport and beyond.
The Clarington Renegades are committed to being a leader in the support of and implementation of Rowan’s Law. The Renegades are legally bound by the requirements of the Law.
Under Rowan's Law, all Clarington Renegades participants must familiarize themselves with the Concussion Awareness Resources offered by the Province of Ontario.
All Renegades players and their parent or guardian must confirm they have reviewed these Concussion Awareness Resources and the new Concussion Protocol.
This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator. You can download and print a copy for reference.
Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport Protocols are in development. Parachute Canada provides a number of resources, including a Return-to-Sport Strategy that all coaches, players and families are encouraged to follow.
Additionally, NCCP offers free online concussion safety education as part of their national coaching certification program. We encourage all coaches to take advantage of this education opportunity.