Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada's mission is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes and other at-risk groups.
Our vision is a world without CTE, and concussion safety without compromise.
The Concussion Legacy Foundation, formerly Sports Legacy Institute, was founded on June 14, 2007, by Chris Nowinski and Dr. Robert Cantu. After seeking help from Dr. Cantu for his own post-concussion symptoms, Chris' view about concussions was completely changed. He discovered he had never been taught the signs and symptoms of a concussion, so he didn’t report them or even know he had them while playing football at Harvard. He wasn’t told the value of resting after a concussion, nor was he warned of the long-term effects. Chris decided to bring the information Dr. Cantu provided him into the public eye, and set a goal to change how concussions were understood and handled in sports.
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.
Western University Partnership
Recognizing the depth of talent and expertise focused on concussion research and care across London, ON, CLF Canada is proud to be partnered with Western University. Our Canadian home base is now located at one of Canada’s pre-eminent medical schools, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
Together the Concussion Legacy Foundation and Western University will explore opportunities to work together to build awareness, create education programs and support research focused on sport-related concussion.