Legislature marks the first Rowan’s Law Day

September 26, 2018

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation CEO Kent Bassett-Spiers, a member of the Rowan’s Law Expert Advisory Committee, was invited to the legislature to officially commemorate the first annual Rowan’s Law Day, September 26.

When Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, was passed with all-party support in March 2018 one of the key components contained in the Act was the establishment of an annual Rowan’s Law Day. This annual day, held on September 26, is an opportunity to commemorate Rowan Stringer and raise awareness about concussions and concussion safety.

“Rowan’s Law puts a clear focus on the importance of recognizing and treating concussions as a serious and often life-altering injury,” says Kent. “It was an honour for ONF to be able to make a contribution to the work of the Advisory Committee and to see it carry forward through Rowan’s Law Day.”

The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, invited Kent and other supporters and champions of Rowan’s Law to participate in the first Rowan’s Law Day in the legislature.

“The real work of Rowan’s Law is only starting,” says Kent. “The ONF effort to improve the process of diagnosis and management of concussions supports and is supported by this law.”