Rowan's Law

 

Rowan’s Law  - Mandatory - Ontario Law 

(club is to keep form on hand, EMSA does not need a copy, but reserves the right to request a copy) 

If an organization does not comply with the laws of Ontario, then the organization assumes any liability risk associated with non-compliance.

  1. Effective July 1, 2019, ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, Coaches, Team Trainers and Team Officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources. The Concussion Awareness Resources can be accessed free of charge at the following web location. A Confirmation Receipt for review of Concussion Awareness Resources must be completed by each registered participant and managed by the community sport organization for athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, Coaches, Team Trainers and Team Officials before participating in their sport. The Confirmation Receipt Form can be found here.

2.    Effective July 1, 2019, establish a CODE OF CONDUCT TEMPLATE that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention. Each year, Athletes, Coaches and Team Trainers must review and sign off on their applicable Codes of Conduct. 

3.    Effective July 1, 2020, (new set date is January 1, 2022) establish a Removal-from-Sport and Return-to-Sport protocol.  

What is effective as of Jan 1, 2022

On the Field: Removal from Sport Protocol

Off the Field: Return to Play Protocol

Responsibility and Competitions

Ontario Soccer Information

Further information and sample templates will be made available online here when finalized by the Province of Ontario.

The purpose of Rowan’s Law legislation is to promote culture change and make participation in amateur competitive sport safer. There are no enforcement or monitoring provisions in Rowan’s Law.

It is up to entities and individuals to ensure that they comply with the laws of Ontario.

If an organization does not comply with the laws of Ontario, then the organization assumes any liability risk associated with non-compliance.

For for a full list of Ontario Soccer Forms