Rowan’s Law legislation comes into effect July 1, 2019.

The Ontario Government has advised Rugby Ontario that certain aspects of Rowan’s Law, passed by the Ontario Government in 2018, comes into effect July 1, 2019. Rowan’s Law is named in memory of Rowan Stringer, a 17 year old rugby player, who tragically died in 2013 of Second Impact Syndrome, as a result of suffering multiple concussion playing rugby three times in six days. Rowan’s Law is applicable to 65 sports in Ontario as well as educational institutions.

More specific information and the links to all the relevant Ontario Government information are available through the Rowan’s Law page on the Rugby Ontario website. The link is at

Rowan’s Law