Welcome to the concussion section of our website. The Safe Sport & Recreation Network supports these resources.  Whether you are a parent, coach, administrator, community leader, or athlete, these resources are for EVERYONE. 

"It's not your job to diagnose, it's your job to create a safe environment."

The important issue of concussions in sport is undergoing significant development, not only within the sport sector, but also within education and health. Concussions in sport are recognized as a public health concern because of their frequency of occurrence and their potential for short and long-term consequences.

Given the serious consequences of concussions, there has been much discussion and action taken within sport from the national level to the grassroots community level. Collaborative work across the country at all levels of sport has resulted in the development of the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, which is based on the 5th International Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport.

AWARENESS AND TRAINING ARE ESSENTIAL IN THE PREVENTION OF CONCUSSIONS. 

Each year, Sport NB dedicates the month of September to raise awareness on concussion symptoms, recognition and preventions. We also highlight partner resources and training on our social media channels and in our newsletter. Help us spread awareness by sharing our post on your social media channels.

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The Network for Safe Sport and Recreation in NB has developed a Concussion Awareness Poster. Feel free to download the poster and place it in your workplace, facility, school, etc. to help us raise awareness.

ATLANTIC CONCUSSION AWARENESS DAY

Given the damage and disruption experienced in different parts of Atlantic Canada as a result of tropical storm Fiona, the ‘A Conversation on Concussion’ Atlantic webinar on September 28, 2022 has been postponed to October 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. AT. 

September 28th, 2022 is Concussion Awareness Day in Atlantic Canada. Increase your knowledge on the subject by registering for.  “A Conversation on Concussion” Webinar on October 5, 2022 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AST (7:30 – 8:30 pm NST).  

This free webinar will discuss the signs and symptoms of concussion, initial management and plan of care, importance of psychological therapy and hear personal stories from athletes about their experience with concussion. The webinar will feature guest speakers including: 

  • – Mr. Gordon Stringer, father of Rowan Stringer  

  • – Dr. Gail McCartney, Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Nursing at UPEI 

  • – Dr. Christina Atkinson, Chief Medical Officer with the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic  

  • – Kita McCrory, Former Snowboard Canada Athlete 

  • – Jocelyn East, Manager, International, Safety and Integrity in Sport Unit, Department of Canadian Heritage Sport Canada/Co-Chair of the FPT Concussion in Sport Work Group 

  •  Stephanie Cowle, Director of Knowledge Translation, Parachute Canada  

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The webinar is targeted to anyone interested in learning more about concussion awareness, prevention, detection and management including, but not limited to, coaches, athletes, parents/caregivers, teachers, health care providers, recreation leaders, volunteers, etc.

To register for the webinar please visit: https://concussionatlantic.ca/