Rowan’s Law Legislation Comes Into Effect July 1st

July 02, 2019


Rowan's Law Legislation Comes Into Effect July 1st

June 28th, 2019

(WHITBY, ON) – Rugby Ontario has been advised by the Ontario Government that certain aspects of the Rowan’s Law legislation will come into effect on July 1, 2019. Rowan’s Law legislation was 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. Rowan’s Law is applicable to 65 sports in Ontario as well as educational institutions. 

 The legislation requires players, parents, coaches, match officials and trainers  to review and sign off on the Ontario Ministry’s Concussion Awareness Resources and newly created Rugby Ontario Concussion Code of Conduct.

More specific information on the requirements and the links to all the relevant Ontario Government information are available through the Rowan’s Law page on the Rugby Ontario website. 



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Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

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