Concussion Resources & Links

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)

Established by the Ministry of Health and the Minister’s Injury Prevention Advisory Committee, the BCIRPU continues to be a leader in the development and evaluation of evidence‐based prevention strategies, and to maintain a solid reputation among provincial, national and international injury prevention communities.



The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) concussion-related position statements

CASEM is an organization of physicians committed to excellence in the practice of medicine as it applies to all aspects of physical activity.



Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC)

The mission of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is to create synergy between health organizations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions.

CCC Website


Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

The CMA is a national association of physicians that advocates on behalf of its members and the public for access to high-quality health care. The CMA also provides leadership and guidance to physicians in order to protect and promote the health of all Canadians. For more information, please visit

i.                    Position Statement on Bodychecking in Youth Ice Hockey   CMA Position Statement

ii.                  Position Statement on Head Injury & Sport   CMA Head Injury and Sport


Concussion Awareness Online Training Tool (C.A.T.T.)

Based upon the established international principles of the 4th Zurich Concussion Consensus Statement, the aim of CATT is to standardize concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management. This free, online resource and education tool is updated regularly in order to provide the latest evidence on how to deal with concussions

a.      Medical Professionals

This resource features a learner-directed online training module supplemented with diagnostic tools (both adult and child SCAT5) and links to clinical resources, patient handouts, journal articles, related websites and concussion videos.

Medical Professionals e-Module

b.       Players, Parents & Coaches(PPC)

This resource provides educational training on the recognition, management and prevention of concussions in the form of online videos and printable handouts.

PPC e-Module

c.       School Professionals

This resource provides up-to-date education, tools and resources to effectively prevent, recognize, respond and help support a student’s return to school following a concussion.

Educators e-Module


Consensus statement on concussion in sport: the 5th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Berlin, October 2016

Utilizing a consensus-based approach, this paper provides an overview of issues that may be of importance to healthcare providers involved in the management of sports-related concussion.

5th Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport | Berlin 2016

McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Dvořák J, et al. Consensus statement on concussion in sport—the 5th international conference on concussion in sport held in Berlin, October 2016

Br J Sports Med 2017;51:838-847.



The Child-SCAT5 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion, and can be used in children aged from 5 to 12 years.

*Note, this tool is intended for use by medical professionals only.



The SCAT5 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion, and can be used in athletes aged 13 and over.

*Note, this tool is intended for use by medical professionals only.


Concussion Recognition Tool-5

This resource is designed to help identify concussion in children, youth and adults. It is recommended that in all cases of suspected concussion, the player is referred to a medical professional for diagnosis and guidance as well as return to play decisions, even if the symptoms resolve



Parachute Canada

As a national, charitable organization dedicated to injury prevention, Parachute is a respected source of credible information and resources. Parachute’s vision is an injury-free Canada with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.

Parachute Canada


i.        Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport LINK | Canadian Guideline on Concussion

ii.      Healthcare Professional Resources LINK | Healthcare Professionals

iii.    Coach & Athlete Resources LINK | Coach & Athlete


Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada.

LINK | Policy Development

Frémont P, Bradley L, Tator CH, et al. Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada. Br J Sports Med 2014; published online July 12, 2014. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2014-093961.


HeadCheck Health

HeadCheck is a complete concussion management and identification tool used by trained professionals in sport.

HeadCheck Health strives to bring the public the latest and most innovative technology backed by scientific research. HeadCheck’s goal is to bridge the gap between your team and the latest research in the field. HeadCheck’s mission to provide an effective and affordable solution for concussion identification and management.

HeadCheck Health


The 7R’s Concussion Management Tool

To educate sports participants of the injury management process for concussion before a concussion occurs, when a concussion is suspected and once a concussion is diagnosed

7R's Concussion Management Tool