Our contest continues until Nov. 26 – sign up now to compete for biweekly $500 prizes until the contest wraps. Download the Canada’s Safest Driver app to track your drive trips and safe driving behaviours.
This public awareness campaign encourages parents to discuss the issue of cannabis and impaired driving with teens and young adults. #HaveThisTalk is part of Parachute’s Know What Impaired Means campaign, which raises awareness about how cannabis use negatively affects a person’s ability to drive safely, targeted to 15- to 24-year-olds.
This year’s awareness campaign, sponsored by Desjardins Insurance and CN, draws attention the dangers of speeding under the theme #SpeedIsNoGame. As well, it drives home the dangers of aggressive and impaired driving and provides tips on rail safety.
While more than one-quarter of Canadian elementary-school children are no longer travelling to school regularly this fall, a majority of parents report that school zone traffic congestion and driver behaviour has either worsened or not improved. Those are just some of the findings of a national survey commissioned by Parachute and its Elementary Road Safety partner, Aviva Canada. This survey assesses the impact of COVID-19 public health measures on school attendance and school zone traffic safety issues.
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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
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:
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
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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