Check out and share our resources and information to help parents encourage their children to #PlaySafeOutdoors and engage in active, unstructured and exciting play, daily. With fewer than five per cent of children and fewer than one per cent of youth meeting movement behaviour guidelines during COVID-19 restrictions, outdoor play is more important than ever for kids.
Learn more about our Parachute’s program, in partnership with Aviva, that supports and empowers school communities to explore, adapt and implement measures that will improve their local road safety.
Moderated by Parachute President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, poison experts from across Canada gathered to discuss their work during March’s Poison Prevention Week 2021 and how to extend poison prevention and awareness work throughout the year. Webinar video is 1.5 hours in length.
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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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