Coaching Association of Canada

Concussion Awareness

Get concussion smart

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.


All of the CAC's resources are aligned with the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, produced by Parachute Canada, and designed to teach you how to ensure the safety of athletes and participants.

For Canadians who are visually impaired or blind, an extensive list of resources on concussion and visual impairments are available on the Canadian Blind Sports website

Making Head Way: Concussion eLearning Module Series

These free NCCP modules will help you gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of your participants.

You will need a Locker account and NCCP number to access these modules. If you have never taken an NCCP course and need a NCCP number, you can create a free account in the Locker.

You should expect to spend 60-90 minutes completing a module. Each completed module will be recorded on your coaching transcript and may contribute to your maintenance of certification.

Available Modules: Making Head Way

Our free eLearning modules teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion – and also how to respond.

CAPT powered by AgileIS

CAPT: a digital platform to improve concussion education and reduce risk, liability, and mismanagement

Agile Intelligent Solutions (AgileIS), in collaboration with the CAC and Parachute, created the digital concussion management platform CAPT (Concussion Awareness, Protocols and Training) to improve concussion safety. Early recognition of a concussion, proper medical assessment, and appropriate management of a participant’s return to activity can make a significant difference in recovery. CAPT empowers organizations to react more quickly and effectively to concussions and helps every point of contact within an organization to act correctly and in real-time. This platform is an effective way for participants to follow their concussion management protocols from diagnosis to recovery. Visit the CAPT website to learn more.