It’s time to #HaveThisTalk

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.

Find out if you are Canada’s Safest Driver

Prove you’ve got what it takes to be crowned Canada’s Safest Driver! Download the app and track your driving skills. This new contest launches Thursday, October 1!

Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard

From now until Nov. 6, Parachute is accepting nominations for Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard.

Preventing injuries from falls

It seems counterintuitive, but it’s true: the more you move and build strength, balance and flexibility, the less likely you are to injure yourself in a fall, especially important for older adults. Check out our latest campaign, partnering with “the Internet’s favourite dad”, Brittlestar, for his videos about preventing falls and new resources from Parachute on key movements to do, as well as tips for caregivers of seniors.

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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

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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