Hydro One, Scouts Canada begin Head Safe campaign
Toronto-based power company Hydro One has begun a new initiative with Scouts Canada called “Head Safe.” The promotion is intended to educate young people about ways to reduce the risk of head injuries. The program will launch in the fall with educational materials distributed through Scouts Canada groups and community events in Ontario. The material will cover head injury first aid, safety measures to protect against head injuries, responding to real-life scenarios and the early symptoms of a concussion.
“A concussion is a serious injury, with symptoms that can affect a person's daily life for weeks, months or even years,” said Andrew Price, executive commissioner and CEO of Scouts Canada. “Through this new partnership with Hydro One, a like-minded leader in work and community safety, we have developed a program that is ahead of the curve that will equip youth and families with the capability to not only recognize the signs of a concussion or head injury and respond accordingly, but to also understand the steps toward recovery that are needed before returning to play.”