Mission and vision
We will create a safer Canada by preventing serious and fatal injuries through evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate.
We envision a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.
Parachute, founded in 2012 through the amalgamation of four charities in the injury prevention field, has become Canada’s leader in injury prevention focused on three key areas where people are unintentionally injured: in the home, at play, and on the move. We educate and advocate for preventing serious injury in our homes, in sports and recreation and on our roads.
Parachute’s approach to injury prevention is based on the following values and principles:
- Evidence-based – Parachute uses an evidence-based approach to setting priorities, designing implementable and cost-effective solutions, and evaluating impact.
- Implementation focused – Parachute builds capacity and provides best practice solutions that are scalable and meet the needs of our diverse stakeholder and injury prevention network across the country, focusing on programs and initiatives that are achieving the desired impact and outcomes.
- Policy driven – Parachute provides thought leadership and focus to public policy dialogue and actions across Canada.
- Collaborative and complementary – Parachute strengthens the cause of injury prevention and sets the national agenda by bringing together leading practices, from Canada and around the world. We work with federal, provincial, and territorial injury prevention initiatives, as well as corporations and foundations, to augment and accelerate their efforts, avoid duplication, and share leading practices.
- Innovative – Parachute attracts innovators and influencers to injury prevention. We embrace new approaches, ideas, technologies, and processes that can help us achieve our goals.
Parachute excels at drawing people and organizations together from coast to coast to coast. We convene experts, conversations and communities to promote injury prevention and advance our understanding of how we can keep Canadians safer at home, at play, and on the move. Our local partners in communities activate our programs across Canada, integrating their expertise and our resources to educate children, families, athletes, road users and others about preventing injury.
Partners and donors
Thanks to our government, corporate and foundation sponsors who support our work in injury prevention. As a charity, we rely on their grants and program funding to make possible everything you read about on this website.
Our Leap Forward: Parachute’s Strategic Plan, 2018 to 2020
Parachute, a national Canadian charity founded in 2012 devoted to injury prevention, will map its priorities for 2018-2020 directly to the main causes of serious injury in Canada: motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and striking objects.
Our focuses are:
- Improving road safety to prevent injury
- Reducing injury sustained during sports and recreation
In addition to our two main areas of focus, we will be vigilant and pursue opportunities to lessen the burden of other significant areas of injury, where we can form partnerships and expand our scope and capacity.
Thanks to the leadership of Parachute Canada, coaches, teachers, parents and athletes will have access to tools to help them prevent, recognize and manage concussions at all levels of sport. I am proud of the efforts made by the sport community so far and I encourage all of us to keep moving forward on this important issue.”The Hon. Kristy Duncan, Minister of Sport, Canada
We had Brain Waves at our school and the presenters were FANTASTIC – engaging, knowledgeable. Please let us know when and how to sign up for next year!Kim Barber, teacher, Northdale Central PS, Dorchester, Ontario
Timeline of accomplishments
Parachute, founded in 2012 through the amalgamation of four charities in the injury prevention field, has become Canada’s leader in injury prevention focused on three areas where people are unintentionally injured: in the home, at play, and on the move. We educate and advocate for preventing serious injury in our homes, in sports and recreation, and on our roads.