Concussions

IMPORTANT: Ophea will be updating the concussion protocol to align with the revised PPM 158 once the revised PPM is released in Fall 2019.

The Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum No. 158: School Board Policies on Concussion recognizes the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education’s Concussion Protocol as the minimum standard for school boards. The Concussion Protocol was developed in partnership with Parachute and aligns with the Berlin Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport.

The Concussion Protocol:

Access the Concussion Protocol’s Tools:

 

Access Rowan's Law Day Toolkit for Schools

 

Ophea’s Professional Learning Opportunities

Concussion Identification, Management and Prevention for Schools e-Learning module

The Concussion identification, Management and Prevention for Schools e-Learning module was developed to increase awareness and understanding of concussion and of the methods and strategies to be used for identification and appropriate management of concussions. The module, updated to align with the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education Concussion Protocol, 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.

IMPORTANT: Ophea will be updating the concussion protocol to align with the revised PPM 158 once the revised PPM is released in Fall 2019. The e-Learning module will be revised to reflect these changes and a revised module will be provided in time for the implementation date.

Government of Ontario Concussion Portal

The Government of Ontario Concussion Portal includes additional resources focusing on the prevention, identification and management of concussion, and organized by audience (for example, parents, educators, coaches, officials, athletes, children, youth and health care providers).