Poison Prevention Week runs March 17 to 23

Parachute will take part in National Poison Prevention Week, from March 17 to 23 in 2024, to raise awareness about preventing unintentional poisoning. This annual national campaign draws attention to the causes of poisoning and how to prevent them from occurring. In 2024, we’re focusing on raising awareness about how best to prevent poisonings under the theme #EmpowerPoisonPrevention.

Decorate the room, not the crib: learn about safe sleeping

Canada’s third annual Safe Sleep Week runs March 11 to 15, 2024. Parachute joins Health Canada and others to promote safe sleep practices in Canada and help contribute to a decrease in sleep-related injuries to Canadian babies. The theme for 2024 is Decorate the room, not the crib: remove suffocation risks and use just a tight-fitting mattress and a fitted sheet designed for the mattress.

Change for Good Roads podcast

Change for Good Roads is a limited-term podcast that brings together some of the best thinkers in Canada to discuss, what are “Good Roads”? How do we change how we move in our cities to benefit community, environment, sustainability, health and equity? In episode 7, released November 14, host Pamela Fuselli speaks with Amanda O’Rourke, Executive Director of 880 Cities, as they discuss how movements for sustainable cities, physical activity, accessibility, the environment, and multi-modal transportation all come together to create safer urban roads. Thanks to our road safety partner, Desjardins, for making this podcast possible.

Vehicle-for-Hire course accredited by City of Toronto

Register for Parachute’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training Program for drivers in the City of Toronto. Click on the photo, right, to be taken to a page of information about our course and how to register, complete the course and obtain your certificate. After you read this page of information, if you have any further questions, please email info@parachute.ca.

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

No.4 cause of death overall

48 Canadians die every day on average from an injury

61% 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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