School Zone Safety and COVID-19

Watch the online panel with Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli discussing school zone safety and how physical distancing measures may affect safety in school zones in neighbourhoods across Canada. This webinar, which took place July 15, is part of our Elementary Road Safety program sponsored by Aviva.

Be the safest drivers on two wheels

Whether you cycle for transportation or exercise, use the proper protective equipment and learn all the best ways to stay safe on roads and trails.

National Injury Prevention Day, July 6, 2020

Our fourth National Injury Prevention Day included light-ups of landmarks in Parachute Green across Canada and a national social media campaign to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention. Our highlight for 2020 was a free online talk by New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath on The Importance of Prevention. Visit our NIPD page to view this video for a limited time, until Friday, August 7.

The rewards of risky play

Risky play, including outdoor exploring, promotes physical activity, social health and risk-management skills. The likelihood of serious injury resulting from play is low and the benefits of playing outside generally far outweigh the risks.

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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