Concussion Resources

Special Olympics Canada recognizes that participation in any sport or physical activity has some risk of head injuries, including concussions. The information on this page will help you learn more about concussions and how Special Olympics Canada and its Chapters are addressing concussions to support the health and safety of all our athletes and volunteers.

Special Olympics Canada concussion policy

Concussion Awareness Resources

A concussion is a type of brain injury that affects how a person’s brain functions. Special Olympics Canada suggests the resources below to learn more about concussions and how to prevent, recognize and manage these injuries. 

For Athletes

For Parents/Guardians

For Coaches and Volunteers

For All Members

NCCP Making Head Way in Sport

The Coaching Association of Canada’s free concussion e-learning module helps explain what a concussion is, how they can occur, signs and symptoms, and how to prevent one from happening.


For more information about concussions, visit

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