Canadian Concussion Collaborative
Welcome to the
Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) webpage!
The mission of the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) is to create synergy between health organizations concerned with concussions to improve education about concussions, and the implementation of best practices for the prevention and management of concussions.
The CCC is composed of members from the following organisations:
- Four Characteristics of Good Concussion Care (available soon)
- A Roadmap for Implementing Concussion Management Policies and Protocols in Sport (available soon)
- Model Concussion Policy and Protocol (Sport Medicine Council of Alberta – Alberta Concussion Alliance)
- August 21 2014- News Release – Leading Canadian Health Organizations’ new recommendations call for concussion protocols to protect all Canadians participating in high risk sports
Concussion related position statements:
1) CASEM/CCC – Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada (BJSM/ August 21 2014)
2) Neurotrauma Foundation – Guidelines for Concussion/ Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms: 2nd Edition (2013)
3) CASEM– Mandatory Use of Bicycle Helmets (2013)
4) CFPC Position Statement – The Role of Family Physicians in the Management of Concussions. (2012)
5) Zurich Concussion Agreement Statement – CASEM acknowledges the 2012 Zurich Concussion Agreement statement as the most current statement on this topic and reinforces the authors’ statement “that the science of concussion is at early stages and therefore management and return to play decisions remain largely in the realm of clinical judgment on an individualized basis”.
6) Sport Concussion Assessment Tool – SCAT3
This SCAT3 (Sport Concussion Assessment Tool) form is a standardized method of evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used for those 10 and older. The form was written and updated at the International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich in November 2012.
Full Scat-3 click here Child Scat-3 click here
7) CMA Policy – Head Injury and Sport (2011)
- Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
- Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA)
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Parachute (includes the former Think First)
- The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
- The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
- The Canadian Center for Ethics in Sports (CCES)
- The Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
- The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
- The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
- The Ontario Medical Association Sport Medicine Section (OMA)
- The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C))
The CCC is chaired by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
More information about the CCC can be obtained through the CASEM Executive Director; Ms. Dawn Haworth