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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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