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*.
*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.
Ophea’s Professional Learning Opportunities
New this year – Ophea’s Concussion Identification, Management and Prevention for Ontario Schools e-Learning module
Developed to increase awareness and understanding of concussion, and the method and strategies to be used for identification and appropriate management. The module also includes strategies and resources to assist in the education of concussion prevention. This e-learning module is intended for all school staff including educators, administrators and support staff. For more information please visit: http://www.ophea.net/professional-learning
A variety of Safety Guidelines workshops (including content tailored to audience needs) are available through Ophea Professional Learning. For more information please visit : http://www.ophea.net/workshops
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).