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“With Concussion Awareness Week here, we can help increase awareness by better understanding and sharing the complexities of this injury. Together, let’s take the time to learn more and remember the four R’s of concussion management: Recognize, Remove, Refer, Return. During this week, let’s take steps to be #HeadstrongCanada.”

– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, September 2023

CONCUSSION RESEARCH

Research and evidence underpin Canada’s strategy on managing and preventing sport-related concussions. This hub makes it easy for sport organizations to do more with research, identifying the latest findings from trusted knowledge sources and translating it into usable formats.

COMMUNICATION TOOLS

Use evidence-informed tools to properly manage and prevent concussions in your sport. SIRC’s toolkit includes trusted educational programs; and dissemination tools such as posters, videos and other marketing materials to reach your members. Discover tools for all participants, from coaches, athletes, parents, referees and more.

PROTOCOLS & POLICIES

The protocols and policies governing Canadian sport organizations are based on the same set of evidence, ensuring a consistent and harmonized approach. This hub offers access to protocols and policies at the national level, while offering the tools and templates needed to create your own.

BEST PRACTICES & INSPIRATION

Thanks to the leadership of Canadian sport leaders, there is no shortage of concussion success stories in Canadian sport. Using evidence-informed tools and strategies, many organizations have created unique, innovative and effective approaches to concussion management and prevention in their sport. SIRC is sharing some of these stories to inspire further change.

Coach’s Voice

John Herdman, head coach of the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team, speaks to the impact a concussion protocol has on a coach’s role in keeping athletes safe.

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