The Rowan's Law Act is legislation (Ontario Regulation 161/19) from the Government of Ontario that all Registrants, Team Officials, and On-Ice Officials (parent as well if individual under 18) must review the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources prior to the season starting.
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 just a hockey ‘thing’.
What to do:
1. Review Rowan's Law concussion safety documents - see links below.
2. As this is MANDATORY per the OMHA, your acknowledgement of reviewing this material is a step within the online registration process this season.
Age appropriate reading level information booklets:
E-Booklet - Age 10 and Younger
E-Booklet - Ages 11- 14
E-Booklet - Ages 15+
Rowan’s Law Implementation - OHF
More information on Rowan's Law can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety