Contact to Contact (CTC) was born from the need for specific equipment fitting and facilitation to help reduce concussions and sport injury among youth.
While no measures can totally eliminate concussions or sport injuries, CTC focuses on the preventative measures needed to reduce youth risk through the proper fitting of equipment, on-going training and proper equipment maintenance.
According to the 2011 Public Health Agency of Canada, more than 40 percent of child and youth injuries treated in emergency departments are sport and recreation related.
Yet, there is a shortage of certified equipment facilitators and fitters in Canada. Certification for equipment facilitation and fitting is not established in Canada and, in most cases, is conducted by volunteers.
Who is Dan Dudeck?
Dan Dudeck, owner of Contact to Contact, is one of only a handful of Canadians certified in equipment management through the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA). Dan also carries a Canadian Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) designation established through his 20-plus years of experience in the health and safety field as a health and safety coordinator. Dan is a member of the City of Hamilton Brain Smart Hamilton Committee.
Some Highlights of his Career
- Receiving an outstanding sport volunteer award for the City of Hamilton in 2007.
- Receiving the ‘Order of the Buffalo Hunt’ Provincial Sports Award
- Winning the 2006 Ontario Championship with the Hamilton Ironmen Junior Varsity Football Club affiliated with the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL)
- Winning the 2010 Ontario Championship with the Niagara Spears Bantam Football Club affiliated with Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL)
- Winning back to back Ontario Champions (OFC) in 2010 and 2011 with the Hamilton Hurricanes Football Club affiliated with the (Canadian Junior Football League) (C.J.F.L.)
20 years experience in the Health and Safety Field including training and Health and Safety issues.