Rowan’s Law

First Law Aimed to Prevent Head Injuries in Canada

The Ontario legislature on passed Rowan’s Law, the first in Canada aimed at not only preventing and diagnosing head injuries in youth sport, but managing return to play.

The law calls for:
An advisory committee to be formed, to review 49 recommendations made by a coroner’s jury that investigated the March 2013 death of Rowan Stringer; the 17-year-old Ottawa girl died after suffering two concussions in one week while playing high school rugby.

The committee to recommend within a year which of the Stringer inquest jury’s 49 recommendations to implement, regarding head injury prevention or treatment; the committee may also make its own recommendations.

— John Kryk, Postmedia News

Our Co-Founder, Kerry Goulet joined Catherine Fife, MPP Kitchener-Waterloo and several other dignitaries for a joint press conference at Queen’s Park on the day of the bill’s introduction, November 25th. Since that time Rowan’s Law has been been passed and stopconcussions is proud to support the initiative.

More info on Rowan’s Law here