Are your Athletes at risk?
According to new data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), 4.1 million Canadians aged 12 and older suffered an activity-limiting injury in 2009. About 35% of these injuries occurred while taking part in sport or physical exercise, the most common type of injury-causing activity. Adolescents aged 12 to 19 had the highest injury rate of all age groups covered by the survey.
The Coaches Association of Ontario is partnering with Sunnybrookâ€™s RBC First Office for Injury Prevention to educate coaches, parents, officials and sport administrators on the latest Injury Prevention topics including managing and reintegrating players with injuries and preventing injury from occurring or reoccurring.
We invite you to join us for the first webinar: Brain Injury 101
Date: August 24, 2010
Patrick Bishop PhD has had a long distinguished career contributing to the reduction of head and spinal injuries in sports and particularly catastrophic injuries related to hockey. For over 30 years, Dr. Bishop has studied in this field, taught thousands of students, and dedicated years to research. Click here to read more.
Joanne Banfield, Manager Trauma and Injury Prevention, RBC First Office for Injury Prevention, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
A nurse for 35 years, Joanne is the Manager for Trauma Injury Prevention at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canadaâ€™s first and largest trauma centre. Joanne managed the trauma unit for six and a half years and currently runs the RBC First Office for Injury Prevention, which includes programs such as P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth), Jr. High P.A.R.T.Y., and iNavigait. Click here to read more.
Sheilagh Croxon, Chair Coaches Association of Ontario (Moderator)
For more than 25 years, Sheilagh has been one of Canada's top synchronized swimming coaches. She coached the 1996 Canadian Olympic synchro team to a silver medal finish in Atlanta, and fours years later, as the team's Head Coach, she led Canada to an Olympic bronze medal performance. Click here to read more.
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Published on: 2010-08-11 by CBF Staff
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