Rowan’s Law: Concussion Awareness

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport has directed that the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Hockey Canada (HC) implement Rowan’s Law effective July 1, 2019.

The intention of Rowan's Law is to create awareness of concussion, change the culture regarding concussion and provide safe sport participation.

Rowan’s Law requires that effective after July 1, 2019 every player (parent if player is under age 18), team official (all bench staff) and on-ice official must read and acknowledge this law in order to register / participate in organized sport.

York Mills Hockey Club, as a member of the OHF and GTHL, is obligated to comply with this law and adopt the method of administration, as directed by the Ontario Government, to implement Rowan’s Law.

Players (any age, house league /  select / rep), Team Officials (bench staff - house league / select / rep) and On-Ice officials of YMHC

In order to participate with YMHC:

  • Players (parents of players whose child is age 18 and under) must read the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource
  • Complete an acknowledgement on behalf of EACH and EVERY child participating in YMHC
  • Mail the properly completed acknowledgement(s) to the address noted below

OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form

To view the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resource and print the OHF Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form – please click here

In the limited space provided:

  •  Please clearly print the full and proper name of the player / bench staff and indicate the date of birth of each and every child participating in YMHC; complete one acknowledgement per child / bench staff
  • Sign and date the form

YMHC Mailing Address

Please mail each acknowledgement form to YMHC Register, York Mills Hockey Club, P.O. Box 1003, 3266 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 3P6.

Additional Information

OHF directive June 18, 2019 – please click here