Ontario Hockey Federation Rowan’s Law
The Ontario Government has enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1(“Act”). to create awareness of concussion, change the culture on concussion and provide safe sport participation. Part of the act requires all sport organizations to have a Concussion Code of Conduct which must require participants to review the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis. A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each Sport's Organization they register with.
ALL SMHA participants must review the age appropriate resource material. This includes players, bench staff and parents.
Please review the appropriate resource material for all of your children to ensure compliance. Once completed please fill in the online acknowledgment. For those that wish to retain a copy of the form for themselves you can click on the Rowans Law PDF Form and print the form for yourself. Please note you must still fill out the online acknowledgement and submit electronically.
You must complete an online acknowledgement for each player registered by Friday October 4, 2019, players under the age of 18, must have a parent/guardian complete one as well.
Please note this is mandatory to meet eligibility requirements to play and is subject to audit by OHF. Non-compliance will result in player suspension until it has been completed.
Government of Ontario Concussion Awareness Resource E-Booklet
This e-booklet will help you learn more about concussions so you can keep yourself and others active and safe — whether you’re an athlete, student, parent, coach, official or educator.
You can download and print a copy for reference or review the information online by clicking the appropriate age group below.
- Ages 10 and Under
- Ages 11 - 14
- Ages 15 and Up