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Concussion Baseline Testing

Read Parachute's Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada and download the Fact Sheet.


A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It affects the way a person may think and remember things, and can cause a variety of symptoms. Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that jars your head, could cause a concussion. Download Concussion: The Basics for information to answer some basic questions you might have about concussion. 

The guides below will help you understand more about how to recognize and manage concussion:

A concussion is a serious injury, but you can recover fully if your brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate.

  • The Return-to-School Strategy is a four-step approach for a gradual return to cognitive activities and the learning environment. 
  • The Return-to-Sport Strategy is a six-step approach for a gradual return to physical activity and sport participation.

>  Concussion Protocol Resources for Schools

>  Concussion Protocol Resources for Sport Organizations 

>  Concussion Resources for Health Professionals 



Learn more about Parachute's programs focused on concussions and other head injuries.

Canada’s Concussion Leaders

This infographic celebrates the work of Parachute in concussion prevention, recognition and management as part of the Federal Concussion Harmonization Project, from 2016 to 2018. We created the document to demonstrate the impact of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment and map initiatives we’ve identified as crucial to continuing this important work.

Read designer Chris Moorehead’s background on creating the infographic

Download the infographic (PDF)