What is Rowan’s law?

Rowan’s Law legislation as passed by the Ontario Government in 2018. This legislation is named in memory of Rowan Stringer who tragically died in 2013 of Second Impact Syndrome, the result of suffering multiple concussion playing rugby three times in six days.

For additional information, please visit www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety


What are the requirements?

From July 1 2019, all sports must have in place Concussion Code of Conducts.

  • From July 1 2019, all new registrants (players, coaches, officials, trainers) at the point of registration must review and sign off on the Ontario Ministry’s Concussion awareness resources and the Miracle League of Ottawa Concussion Code of Conduct. If the player is under 18 years of age then their parent/guardian must review and sign off. Please note there are no requirements for players registered before July 1.

  • Between July 1 and August 30 2019, all currently registered coaches and trainers must review and sign off on both the Ministry’s Concussion awareness resources and the Miracle League of Ottawa’s Concussion Code of Conduct.

  • From July 1, 2020, all sports must have in place Concussion Removal and Return to Sport protocols.