A new Ontario Law,  “Rowan’s Law”, is now in affect. 

Any person in Ontario, who participates in sport of any kind, needs to be familiar with Rowans Law.  In short, every person who participates in an organized sailing event must sign off on this protocol. BSSC must verify each participant has fully reviewed the Concussion Code of Conduct.

Concussions have been at the forefront of the news over the past number of years and all participants should be familiar with the signs and effects of concussions. We need to take responsibility to provide guidance to athletes who may be injured. This will help reduce long term and short term issues relating to any head injuries. Below are the requirements needed to comply with Rowan’s Law:  

Every participant who registers with BSSC needs to do the following two things once every 12 months:

    1. Confirm they have read a Ministry Approved Concussion Awareness Resource;
    2. Confirm they have reviewed, and committed to, the Ontario Sailing Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct;

Below are the Ministry Approved Concussion Resources. There are three options based on age that we are sharing …

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 10 and under – CLICK HERE.

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 11 to 14 – CLICK HERE.  

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 15 and up – CLICK HERE.

Ontario Sailing Concussion Codes of Conduct have been adjusted to meet the specifics of the legislation.  All members of the organizations are to use the following Codes of Conducts:

Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct – Athletes click here