November 3, 2017
Holland Bloorview’s SCHOOLFirst concussion management funding announcement
This morning at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation, Rob Oliphant, Member of Parliament, announced funding toward two new concussion projects: Holland Bloorview’s SCHOOLFirst project and PACE mobile app. Dr. Nick Reed, co-director of Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre and clinician scientist, and Stewart Wong, vice-president of marketing, communications, and advocacy, Holland Bloorview, provided remarks during the event, which welcomed 40 guests.
“While many resources and tools are available to advise teachers on ‘what’ to do when supporting a youth's return to the classroom after a concussion, there are gaps around ‘how’ to implement this information and best help the youth,” said Dr. Reed. “SCHOOLFirst will provide teachers with the questions to ask, the conversations to start, and the tools to use in order to safely re-engage Canadian youth in school-based activities.”
(From L to R) Dr. Nick Reed, co-director of Holland Bloorview’s Concussion Centre and clinician scientist; Becky Green, superintendent of education, student achievement and school operations, York Region District School Board (involved in SCHOOLFirst project); MP Rob Oliphant; Rose Kristiansen, CEO, PACE Concussion; and Stewart Wong, vice-president of marketing, communications, and advocacy, Holland Bloorview
The SCHOOLFirst project will provide access to up-to-date information for teachers and school boards on concussion practices in the education sector across Canada. By engaging youth, parents, teachers and health experts, the project will support Canadian youth who are returning to school after experiencing a concussion.
To learn more about both projects, read the full news release here.