#CheckForPoisons in your home

With many families at home, it’s easier for children to be inadvertently exposed to common items that can be poisonous. In partnership with Hydro One, we’ve updated our poisoning information, including a tip sheet and poison storage checklist.

Make your home a safe space

While we stick close to home as part of public health directives to slow the spread of COVID-19, review our home safety information to ensure you’re taking all the right steps to prevent injuries.

Parachute Vision Zero presents: expert panels on changing road use

Check out the recordings of three expert panels hosted by Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli. Thinking Differently (May 8) examined Canadian cities’ immediate response to COVID-19 to make space for social distancing. Imagining Car Use and Road Safety Post COVID-19 (May 15) looked at why temporary additional space for pedestrians and cyclists should become permanent as cities reinvent. Why are cars made to go that fast? Speeding and road safety during COVID-19 (May 25) featured guests from Volvo, Desjardins, the OPP and CAMH.

Keep cannabis edibles #HighAndLocked

Parachute has launched the first phase of this national campaign to teach parents and others who care for children how to safely store cannabis edibles out of sight and reach of curious kids.

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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