Ontario Sailing values the long term health of all sailors. As such, we have a comprehensive Concussion Management and Return to Sport Policy and associated procedures.
We have been working closely with current research and national sport and concussion related groups to ensure our policies are up to date and address concerns specific to sailing. The policy and procedures that were passed by our Board of Directors reflect countless hours of staff work and consultation.
The policy addresses the four main components from Rowan’s Law:
- Education and Awareness
- Concussion Codes of Conduct for participants as well as leaders
- Removal from Sport Protocols
- Return to Sport Protocols
Our policies and procedures are being implemented for all ages and all participants recognizing the potential effects of head injuries. The health and safety of everyone involved with Ontario Sailing is of upmost importance.