Concussion Awareness Week 2023
Charlottetown, September 24, 2023 – Concussion Awareness Week, held across Canada from September 24 to 30, 2023, encourages everyone to get involved in preventing, recognizing and managing concussions.
Concussions are a serious public health issue affecting all Canadians. We know that early recognition of concussion, proper medical assessment, and appropriate management make a difference in recovery. That is why we want Canadians to know how to prevent concussions, how to care for one, and where to find good information.
Concussion Awareness Week was established in 2021 to increase concussion awareness by providing information and encouraging action in communities across Canada. Concussion Awareness Week is for everyone with a role in sport and recreation – participants, parents, coaches, organizers, educators and more!
Resources are available for parents, community organizations, and others who may be interested. You can find them here:
- Complete a free learning module through the Concussion Awareness Training Tool
- Complete the Coaching Association of Canada’s free NCCP Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series
- Download the free Concussion Ed app for information on the go
- Access SIRC’s concussion resources for the sport community
Parachute is Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries. Unintentional injury is the No. 1 killer of Canadians aged 1 – 34. The financial toll is staggering, with injury costing the Canadian economy $29.4 billion a year. Through education, and advocacy, Parachute is working to save lives and create a Canada free of serious injuries. For more information, visit us at parachute.ca and follow us on X and Facebook.
Incorporated in 1973, SIRC, the Sport Information Resource Centre, has been the leading and
most trusted source to learn, share and support Canada’s sport community for over 40 years. We are committed to engaging with organizations and individuals involved in, or responsible for the development of, sport and fitness in Canada and around the world, to enhance the capacity of our shared community to foster growth and the pursuit of excellence. SIRC is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
For information, contact:
John McIntosh – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport Coordinator, Sport PEI
40 Enman Cres., Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6