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Rowan's Law: Mandatory for All Players and Coaches
Submitted By Katie Haasen on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
This is an urgent update regarding the legislative requirements under the implementation of Rowan’s Law by the Government of Ontario. 

** MANDATORY...PLEASE READ***


What is Rowan’s Law?

Rowan Stringer was a 17-year old Ottawa varsity rugby player who died from sustaining multiple concussions resulting in a catastrophic swelling of the brain – second impact syndrome.  On March 7, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), and related amendments to the Education Act. However, it is important to understand that this applies to all Sport Organizations, schools, programs and businesses in the province.  This is not a hockey ‘thing’ – it is legislation (Ontario Regulation 161/19) from the Government of Ontario.   


Please read the information below on Rowan's Law and the legislative requirements:

Rowan's Law Implementation

Steps to completing form:

1) Please read the information below that pertains to the age of your player.
2) Complete the OHF Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form. Both parent and player need to sign.  
3) Bring completed form to your first tryout or evaluation skate or to your uniform pick up night (Mite, Jr. I.P players). Players will not be eligible to tryout or participate without completing the form.

IT IS MANDATORY PRIOR TO TRYOUTS OR EVALUATION SKATES THAT EACH PLAYER'S (PARENT/GUARDIAN)/AND ALL ROSTERED STAFF MEMBERS PROVIDE A COMPLETED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM.

Please read the document with your child that pertains to their age.

Rowan's Law: Ages 10 and Under 
Rowan's Law: Ages 11- 14
Rowan's Law: Ages 15 and Up

Please fill out and sign (both parent and player) the form below and bring it with you to your first try-out, evaluation skate or uniform pick up (mite, Jr. I.P)

Rowan's Law Acknowledgement Form

We appreciate your timely cooperation,
DMHA Executive
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