Rowan's Law & Concussion Safety

With the passing of Rowan’s Law, in the province of Ontario, in 2018, the OASA will ensure that it follows the requirements outlined to comply. On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport.

If you are an athlete under 26 years of age*, parent of an athlete under 18, coach, team trainer or official and your sport organization has advised that you need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law you need to:

  • review any one of Ontario's official Concussion Awareness Resources before registering or serving with your sport organization; and
  • review your sport organization’s Concussion Code of Conduct that they will provide to you; and
  • confirm that you have reviewed both of these resources every year with your sport organization(s)

* Exception: A sport organization that is a University, College of Applies Arts and Technology or other Post-Secondary Institution will be advising athletes of any age that they need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law.

Please read through the below booklet, sorted by age group, to go over this information with your children.

Rowan’s Law Booklet Age 10 and Under

Rowan’s Law Booklet Ages 11 - 14

Rowan’s Law Booklet Ages 15 and Up


For more information please feel free to explore these resources:

OASA Concussion Code of Conduct

Province of Ontario Concussion Awareness