Emerging poisoning issues during COVID-19: Feb. 27 webinar

Join our “Surveillance to Action: Canada’s response to emerging poisoning issues during COVID-19” webinar, hosted by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre, on Friday Feb 27 at 1 p.m. EST. Speakers will discuss the timely detection of dangerous products, the development of public advisories and outreach, the process of stop sales and recalling non-compliant products, developing new policy and the value of information sharing and collaboration in poison prevention.

New case study explores relationship between climate change and road safety

Read the latest Vision Zero Case Study published by Parachute. Titled Multi-modal transportation: Making the link between climate action and road safety, this paper explores the relationship between climate change and Vision Zero through the lens of multi-modal transportation.

Congratulations to Canada’s Safest Drivers

Results from Canada’s Safest Driver contest, sponsored by Desjardins, reveal that drivers can learn to improve their safe driving behaviours, but sustaining the changes is challenging. Read more about the results and kudos to our Grand Prize Winner, Julian Piccioli from Ottawa ON.

Get active safely in the great winter outdoors

Participating in outdoor winter activities will help keep the whole family healthy, especially as pandemic isolation continues, but injuries can spoil the fun. Learn tips on how to dress properly and safely for being active outside in cold weather at any age, and how to judge the thickness and safety of iced-over bodies of water.

Parachute in the news

Why injury prevention matters

At Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, we know the majority of injuries are predictable, and preventable.

In Canada, unintentional injury is…

No.1 cause of death for people ages 1 to 34

Top 3 causes of death ages 35 to 64

One child dies every day on average from an injury

65% of injury-caused deaths in seniors stem from falls

Prevention works

In the past decade, we’ve seen fewer injury-related deaths in Canada thanks to better laws, products and education. How we can do more:

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Have safer road design & construction
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Enforce regulations & ensure healthy policies put in place to reduce injury
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Improve how our homes are set up
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Follow best safety practices

Our Vision

We envision a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.

We want people to play, explore and be active while avoiding hazards that can cause injury and death.

So go ahead and skydive – but wear your parachute, when you do.

Keep Canada healthy

Help us eliminate predictable and preventable injuries

Know the facts

Educate yourself, your family and your community using our online resources

Understand the best practices

Participate in our many programs
Promote our awareness campaigns

Take action

Advocate for changes in laws and regulations to build safer environments and for enforcement measures that will reduce injury.

As a charity, we rely on your financial support to continue our work.

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