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Rowan's Law - Concussion Awareness
Submitted By EGMHA Webmaster (JM) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Starting this season, all EGMHA participants will be required to review the Concussion Awareness Resources, sign the Rowan's Law Acknowledgement form and submit it to EGMHA.

The documentation is available below and will also be emailed prior to the start of the season and on the Opening Days for Local League and House League we will have the acknowledgement forms to sign. 

Rep team should have already received the documentation and acknowledgement forms from their team managers already. 


What is Rowan’s Law? 
Rowan Stringer was a 17-year old Ottawa varsity rugby player who died from sustaining multiple concussions resulting in a catastrophic swelling of the brain – second impact syndrome.  On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 and related amendments to the Education Act. However, it is important to understand that this applies to all Sport Organizations, schools, programs and businesses in the province.  This is not a hockey ‘thing’ – it is legislation (Ontario Regulation 161/19) from the Government of Ontario.  

In honour of the memory of Rowan Stringer, Rowan’s Law Day” is commemorated in Ontario on the last Wednesday in September to raise awareness about concussions in sports.

Please take the time with your player, to review the age appropriate information below:

Rowans Law-Ages 10 and Under
Rowans Law-Ages 11-14
Rowans Law-Ages 15 and Up


For more information on Rowan's Law, please see the article on the OMHA website here

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