Stopconcussions Foundation is a not for profit which supports the following educational and awareness platforms:
Education, Prevention, Management and Research.
- On site seminars across Canada to speak with Parents, Coaches, Trainers and Athletes.
- Distribute TIPS manual, information booklets, online e-learning manuals – across North America.
- Central information hub for those who need to ask questions and find concussion related information.
- On ice drill seminars across Canada to train “respect” on the ice.
- Research, development and implementation of new drills and techniques.
- Classroom style seminars for coaches and trainers – safe principles in sport, including respect and the Play It Cool platform.
- Research on equipment, helmets and other sources to help protect all athletes.
Awareness and support
- Monthly events to help raise awareness and provide community involvement.
- Provide opportunity for our Ambassadors and others who have been concussed to give back to their local communities and tell their stories and get involved.
- Annual Brain Injury Association conferences across
- Interactive display booths at local area arenas – one on one with kids on concussions and education.
- Concussion Symposiums across North America and parts of Europe
- The Eric Pelly Scholarship fund – awarded once a year
- Hospital visits and direct reach to athlete’s who have been concussed and need direction for a recognized doctor in their area.
- Administrative support for stopconcussions.com
Management and Research
- Shift Concussion Management Program
- Play It Cool Program
- Play It Safe Program
- Lakehead University
- Boston University
Today I attended the fall ….. I found some moments of peace and managed to grasp a positive mind set for this evening. It’s people like u who keep us fighting day in day day out and I cant express how much that means to me.
Good evening gentlemen, I am currently the Risk manager and head trainer for the Richmond Hill Hockey association. My goal last season for our organization was to raise the level of awareness for concussions.
The focus was not only on the bench staff, but equally as important was to educate the parents about signs and appropriate actions. A symptom may occur after the players have left our care. Also, by educating parents, we reduced the risk of receiving a player at a team event that has suffered a head injury outside of our activities.
The reason for this email is to primarily applaud the work that has been done in this area by your organization. Last season, I began looking for an educational link to include within our web site to raise awareness and provide information.
Hi Kerry. Thanks for the concussion session tonight. Even as a ten year veteran of trauma, emergency room and general practice medicine, I found the talk very informative. I empathize with a lot of the people in the session.
Despite my extensive experience dealing clinically with concussions and sports injuries, I am even concerned about the decisions a trainer is required to make during game time. Look forward to speaking in the future. BTW, even though it’s a much slower game, I see many more skeletal injuries in soccer vs hockey.