The Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum No. 158: School Board Policies on Concussion recognizes the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines Concussion Protocol contained in Appendix C-1 as the minimum standard for school boards*.
To access the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines concussion protocol implementation tools click on the below links:
- Appendix C-2: Sample Tool to Identify a Suspected Concussion
- Appendix C-3: Sample Documentation of Medical Examination
- Appendix C-4: Sample Documentation for a Diagnosed Concussion – Return to Learn/Return to Physical Activity Plan
- Appendix C-5: Sample Concussion Prevention Strategies
*Developed in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the ThinkFirst Concussion Education and Awareness Committee, and the Recognition and Awareness Working Group of the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion Strategy.
For modular specific concussion appendices, visit: safety.ophea.net
Additional Concussion Resources
Halton Student Concussion Education Program (HSCEP) delivered in partnership with Ophea:
The HSCEP provides interactive e-modules, jointly developed by learning specialists and specialist physicians, presenting the fundamental facts concerning concussion to students. Developed for delivery by teachers in the classroom setting (Grade 3 to Grade 12) and by secondary school coaches in an athletic setting (Fall/Winter Sports, Winter Sports, Spring Sports), the age appropriate, sport specific module scenarios have direct context for students. The modules are user friendly, allows the teacher/coach to stop and start as appropriate, and include an Instructor’s Script with discussion points and a Learn More section for additional related information. Click here to access Halton’s Student Concussion Education Program.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Concussion Portal:
This portal includes additional resources focusing on the prevention, identification and management of concussion, and organized by audience (e.g., parents, educators, coaches, officials, athletes, children, youth and health care providers). Click here to access the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Concussion Portal.
Ophea’s Professional Learning Opportunities
1. Ophea’s Concussion Training Webinar
This free webinar for teachers and school staff addresses the critical components of prevention, identification and management for a diagnosed concussion - return to learn, return to physical activity. The content of the webinar focuses on the minimum standards as outlined in the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines Concussion Protocol. Click here to access Ophea’s Concussion Training Webinar.
2. The Safety Guidelines: Concussion Prevention and Management Workshop
The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines contain a number of critical resources related to concussion prevention, identification and management (including the return to learn and return to physical activity protocol). This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the concussion protocol and related implementation tools and knowledge of how to use them. Click here for more information on Ophea’s The Safety Guidelines: Concussion Prevention and Management Workshop