GTHL Concussion Policy


The Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), in conjunction with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, has implemented new policy surrounding concussions for the 2016-17 season. This policy will be one of the most comprehensive concussion policies to date for minor sports in Ontario.

The GTHL has taken measures to become a leader in concussion prevention and education to prioritize the safety of its player’s. The new concussion policy ensures players who are suspected to have sustained a concussion during GTHL activity do not return to activities before being medically cleared by a professional.  In addition this new policy provides clearer outline on how team officials can identify suspected concussions, provides pathways for all players with suspected concussion to seek medical attention, as well as a hockey specific return to play protocol that ensures all members of the GTHL community are equipped with the tools needed to identify, manage, and prevent concussion.

2021-22 GTHL Concussion Policy (Full) | GTHL Concussion Policy | GTHL Remove From Sport Protocol Summary | Medical Assesment Letter  | Medical Clearance Letter

GTHL Suspected Concussion Report Form | GTHL Return to Play |

Helpful resources during concussion recovery

Concussion recognition tool 5© (
Concussion & You Handbook
Return to sport and school resources

Concussion services at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital