National Injury Prevention Day

On Friday, July 5, 2024, Parachute celebrates the eighth National Injury Prevention Day in Canada to raise awareness about the devastating effects of predictable and preventable injuries. Our goal: to educate others and help all Canadians live long lives to the fullest.

Cyclist Hugo Houle supports Vision Zero

Professional cyclist Hugo Houle, from Sainte Perpétue, Quebec, has donated his time to support Parachute’s road safety education outreach and has created two videos that express his support for Vision Zero and Parachute’s road safety work.

Updated Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport published

The updated Guideline considers new international recommendations published in the British Journal of Sport Medicine and aims to increase knowledge about concussions for athletes of all levels, and the caregivers and professionals who support them. It also seeks to support concussion prevention and management, helping reduce lost time at school, play and work.

Join us for season 2, Popping the Bubble Wrap podcast

Season 2 of Popping the Bubble Wrap returns on March 19, 2024, with more kitchen table chats with parents and safety experts. Are you the person in your family who worries about the safety of others, about buying safety products and using them? Then this is the podcast for you. Parachute’s CEO Pamela Fuselli hosts monthly episodes, supported by our funding partner, Amazon.

Vehicle-for-Hire course accredited by City of Toronto – now only $79.95

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

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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