The Concussion Legacy Foundation’s mission is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. While we are headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, our mission, our work and our influence is global.
Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada was founded in December of 2012 to help solve the concussion crisis in Canada. Since that time, CLF Canada has operated prevention, education and awareness events across the country. In January of 2014, CLF Canada received its charitable status from Revenue Canada. In 2014, CLF Canada officially partnered with Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. Visit the CLF Canada homepage.
Other ways to get involved internationally
The goal of Team Up Speak Up Day is for as many youth athletes as possible to hear a simple speech. The core message: that athletes have a responsibility to report to a team leader if they notice concussion symptoms in a teammate.
The speech should come from a person they respect, whether it is a coach, athletic trainer, doctor, or team captain. Whatever role you play, you can help us lead this culture change. Pledge to participate and learn how to spread the word in your community.
Similar to organ donation, the pledge of one's brain is a precious gesture that helps others in a truly impactful way. The Concussion Legacy Foundation is proud to collaborate with the Boston University School of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. More than 50 research studies have been launched at over 30 universities globally using CTE tissue from the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. Learn more and pledge.