Concussion Prevention

Brain injuries, including concussions, do not only affect professional athletes. Children and youth involved in sport are more likely to suffer head injuries than any other group. More than 40 per cent of head injuries in children and youth aged 10-19 years treated in emergency departments are sustained during recreation and sport activities.

The Active & Safe program provides resources to reduce the incidence and severity of a concussion, while creating the conditions for active and safer play throughout the Canadian sport system. The project targets coaches, trainers, educators, health professionals, community leaders, parents and athletes. 

Active and Safe is a collaboration among:

Hockey Canada

Parachute Canada

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Coaching Association of Canada

www.hockeycanada.ca/concussions

www.parachutecanada.org/active-and-safe

www.cces.ca/activeandsafe

www.coach.ca

Funding was made possible through a contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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I'm Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. I’m also a parent, coach, sports fan and player. This blog is written from all those perspectives…

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See Also...

Canadian Concussion Collaborative

The mission of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is to create synergy between health organizations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions.

Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada

The Canadian Concussion Collaborative, made up of nine organizations including the CCES, collaborated on this paper, which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in September 2014.

Guidelines for Pediatric Concussion

Guidelines for providing the best care to children / adolescents who have sustained a concussion (Ontario Neurotrama Foundation)