The federal government has issued new guidelines on concussions in sport that will help with decisions on diagnosis management and treatment.
Canadian Health and Sport ministers met in Winnipeg prior to the start of the Canada Games.
Seven areas are addressed in the guideline including pre-season education, head injury recognition, on site medical assessment, medical assessment, concussion management and care, and return to sport.
Health Minister Jane Philpott and Sports Minister Carla Qualtrough say the guide is meant to help anyone that interacts with athletes, including coaches and health care professionals.
The new guidelines come following a report out of Chicago this week that says research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows.
It included players from the NFL, CFL, college and high school.
CTE was diagnosed in 177 former players or nearly 90 per cent of the brains studied.
The CFL is facing a $200-million class-action lawsuit over concussions and brain trauma.
This will affect Island coaches and athletes in several sports including hockey, football, soccer, baseball and others.