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Concussion Awareness, Prevention and Management
Concussion Awareness, Prevention and Management

In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum No. 158, the York Region District School Board has developed Policy and Procedure 662.6 Concussion Management. The following resources and information support school board policies and procedures related to the awareness, prevention and management of concussions for students.

Awarene​ss:

Every school year prior to participation in board-sponsored interschool sports, students and their parents/ guardians (for students under 18 years of age), coaches, team trainers, and officials must confirm that an approved Concussion Awareness Resource was reviewed. An approved Concussion Awareness Resource is one made available on the Ontario government’s website. These e-booklets are linked below by age and language for your convenience.

 Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklet (Ages 10 and Under)

Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklet (Ages 11-14)

Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource e-booklet (Ages 15​​ to Adult)

Preventi​on:

Every school year prior to participation in board-sponsored interschool sports, students and their parents/ guardians (for students under 18 years of age), coaches, and team trainers must confirm that a relevant Concussion Code of Conduct was reviewed.  The following is a list of YRDSB Concussion Codes of Conduct:

Managem​ent:

In YRDSB, we are committed to ensuring that students experiencing possible concussion related injuries receive appropriate guidance and attention.  The following information supports students and their parents/ guardians currently managing a concussion-related injury.

If your child ha​s a suspected concussion:

  • arrange to pick up your child (if the concussion takes place at school or a school-related event).
  • obtain and complete the Student Tracking for Concussion Management Form provided by the school. All forms must be filled out in hard copy and submitted to the student's school.
  • ensure your child is examined by a physician or nurse practitioner as soon as possible.

Additional Resources

We are committed to ensuring that students experiencing possible concussion related injuries receive appropriate guidance and attention.  This page contains resources for parents and students currently managing a concussion-related injury.

 
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