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 - Concussion Protocol: Prevention, Identification and Management Procedures as the minimum standard for school boards*. Access the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines concussion protocol implementation tools:
- 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 Halton Student Concussion Education Program 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.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Concussion Portal:
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Concussion 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).
Ophea’s Professional Learning Opportunities
Ophea’s Concussion Training Webinar
This free Ophea Concussion Training 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.
The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines: Concussion Protocol Workshop
The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines: Concussion Protocol Workshop will provide an overview of the Safety Guidelines Concussion Protocol including concussion prevention, identification and management (including the return to learn and return to physical activity protocol). Participants will also be provided with an overview of the Safety Guidelines sample implementation tools and knowledge of how to use them. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom.