Peterborough Athletic Concussion Awareness, was formed in April 2019 under the leadership of the Peterborough Family Health Team and Peterborough Public Health. Our goal is to increase awareness while taking a community approach, setting a new standard for communities who aim to tackle concussions. PACA is a community led team working towards increasing concussion awareness by working under its four pillars:
- Dr. Steph Dallaire – Family Physician
- Dr. Alex Weiler – ER Physician
- Dr. Joanna Hamilton – Neuro Psychologist
The partnership and school programs allow for individuals to ensure they are met with the necessary information needed to understand concussions at a deeper level. By taking a community approach we hope to undertake the various effects of concussions. Our team is full of motivated and dedicated individuals whose lives have all been affected by concussions.
In collaboration with Trent University we have had the chance to work with local post-secondary students to develop out our educational programming and awareness initiatives. Our student volunteers are essential in achieving the level of community impact we aspire to create. A special thanks to our current volunteers for all the amazing work they do.
PACA Project Manager – Ryan Sutton
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