GTHL Concussion Policy
The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), in conjunction with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has implemented new policy surrounding concussions for the 2016-17 season. This policy will be one of the most comprehensive concussion policies to date for minor sports in Ontario.
The GTHL has taken measures to become a leader in concussion prevention and education to prioritize the safety of its player’s. The new concussion policy ensures players who are suspected to have sustained a concussion during GTHL activity do not return to activities before being medically cleared by a professional. In addition this new policy provides clearer outline on how team officials can identify suspected concussions, provides pathways for all players with suspected concussion to seek medical attention, as well as a hockey specific return to play protocol that ensures all members of the GTHL community are equipped with the tools needed to identify, manage, and prevent concussion.
Helpful resources during concussion recovery
Concussion services at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital