Preventing Injury

Preventing Injury


Rowan’s Law Day is September 25, 2019

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer who, in May 2013 at the age of 17, died as the result of a head injury she sustained while playing rugby with her high school team.  Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour the memory of Rowan Stringer and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.

Key Concussion Resources 

Parachute’s concussion resources – including the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport here

Government of Ontario – Rowan’s Law Concussion Safety here

Ophea’s Rowan’s Law Toolkit for Schools here

Cooaches’ Association of Ontario’s Concussion Toolkit here

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit’s Concussion Awarenss Training Tool here

Water Safety

Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue here

Canadian Safe Boating Council here 

Drowning Prevention here (Parachute Canada)

Float Plan – used to outline the details of each boat trip here (

Lifesaving Society here

Safe Boating Guide here (Transport Canada)

Be Aware and Stay Safe

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre here

Consumer Product Safety (Health Canada) here 

Crimestoppers Peterborough Northumberland here

Emergency Preparedness Guide (Gov’t of Canada) here

Get Cyber Safe (Gov’t of Canada) here

Health and Safety (Ministry of Labour) here

Ontario Poison Centre here

Electrical Safety Authority here 

Electrical Safety at Home #NoSafeShock Campaign (information, toolkit and resources for parents/caregivers)  here

Farm 911 (the use of 911 signage on rural property)  here

Disclaimer:  These links to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience.  Safe Communities Northumberland County (SCNC) has no control over these websites or their contents and in no way endorses any linked third-party sites.  SCNC does not make any representations of any kind regarding such linked content, including the accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement thereof.  SCNC does not assume any responsibility or risk for use of these links.  Use the contents of these websites at your own risk.