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Return to school and sport

School resources

Slowly returning to school is best. As a student, it can be hard for you to focus,remember and process information, which can affect how well you learn and perform at school. You and your school staff, including your teachers and guidance counselor, can work together to adjust your school work and school environment so you can gradually return to full school activities and performance.

Return to school guidelines

Return to school tool for children and youth

The return to school tool will help guide students to return to school before they return to play full contact or competition level sports. The goal of working through the stages is to increase cognitive activity without exacerbating symptoms. Course: Concussion Awareness Training Tool

SCHOOL First

SCHOOL First is a tool that has been developed to help teachers and other school personnel be a concussion champion and support youth upon their return-to-school after a concussion

Activity suggestions during concussion recovery

The activities are some ideas to consider during gradual return to school and light activity. Source: Canchild, McMaster University.

Sport resources

Having a concussion and symptoms can make it difficult for you to go back to being physically active. It is critical that you are able to successfully return to school and social activities before returning to physical activity or sport.

Gradual return to sport and activity guidelines: 

Return to play guidelines

Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience, attention, and caution. Source: Parachute Canada.

Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport

The Canadian Guidelines on Concussion in Sport has been developed to ensure athletes with a suspected concussion receive timely and appropriate care and proper management to allow them to return to their sport. Source: Parachute Canada

Sport specific guidelines:

GTHL Concussion Policy

Made in collaboration with the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre

Toronto Soccer Concussion Policy

Made in collaboration with the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre

Sport specific return to activity guidelines

Hockey, soccer, football, basketball, rugby & general. Source: Montreal Children's Hospital.