Review current injury reports, recommended journals, systematic reviews and other publications related to injury prevention.
For publications related to adult falls, child falls, concussion, poison prevention and Vision Zero / road safety, please consult our collections you can access through our Professional Resources page.
Child and Youth Injury in Review – Spotlight on Consumer Product Safety (2009)
The Public Agency of Canada provides an overview of unintentional injuries among young Canadians, with a focus on injuries associated with consumer product; bunk beds, magnets, baby walkers and other household products.
Circumstances surrounding all-terrain vehicle (ATV) fatalities in Canada, 2013 to 2019
This report from Statistics Canada describes the factors in ATV fatalities across all provinces and territories from 2013 to 2019, with the intent to inform preventative measures.
National Drowning Report (2020)
This report identifies key demographic indicators around preventable water-related fatalities such as: who is drowning, when are they drowning, where are they drowning, what were they doing and why did they drown (risk factors). Prepared for the Lifesaving Society Canada by the Drowning Prevention Research Centre Canada.
Ontario Injury Data Report (2018)
Preventing injuries and violence: an overview (2022)
The rural-urban gap: differences in injury characteristics (2019)
This study compares the nature and severity of injuries in urban and rural settings using electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (eCHIRPP) data from between 2011 and 2017.
Unintentional Injury Trends for Canadian Children (2016)
This report highlights the burden of injury on Canadian children aged 0-14 years. It features mortality and hospitalizations trends, examines the burden of injury in the most current year of available data and provides a special focus on injuries that occur ‘on road.’ Produced by Parachute.
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Addressing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Injury Prevention Programs (2023)
Canadian Injury Prevention Resource
Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms 2007-2020
Developed by Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), this report summarizes key findings about the costs and harms of substance use in Canada from 2007 to 2020, based on the latest data available. It includes the costs associated with various substances, such as alcohol, tobacco, opioids and cannabis, which are broken down into four categories: lost productivity, healthcare, criminal justice and other direct costs.
Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada (2020)
This 2020 report, written by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre at University of Alberta, draws together statistics and research on poisonings in Canada and documents prevention work and strategies, both underway and recommended. One key finding reveals that twice as many people in Canada now die from unintentional poisoning, driven mostly by increase in opioid use, than from transport-related injuries.
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Policy Makers’ Perceptions of the Role of Research and Injury Prevention Legislation (2018)
Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth (2018)
The Flotation Report – Lifejackets/Personal Flotation Devices and Boating Fatalities in Canada: 20 Years of Research (2016)
The Social Determinants of Injury (2011)
Produced by the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention, this document applies what we know about the social determinants of injury in the service of injury prevention. This report provide injury prevention practitioners and policymakers with an overview of the social and economic factors that contribute to intentional and unintentional injuries.
The Walking School Bus and Children’s Physical Activity: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial (2011)
Through a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial, this study reports that a pilot walking school bus program improved children’s active community to school and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.
Too Hot for Tots! Evaluation of a Paediatric Burns Prevention Resource (2011)
Too Hot for Tots! is a professionally produced video with an accompanying brochure package developed to teach caregivers about burn injuries that often happen in the home.
The effectiveness of Too Hot for Tots! is assessed through this impact evaluation conducted by the B.C. Injury Prevention Unit. The evaluation results demonstrated a statistically significant increase in caregiver’s knowledge, attitudes and practices around burns prevention in the home after exposure to the program.
United Nations Resolution on Drowning Prevention (2021)
This Resolution recognizes drowning as a global issue and encourages Member States to adopt voluntary preventative actions. It was approved by the United Nations General Assembly and supported by Canada.
These share evidence behind a specific health issue by giving a summary of research from multiple sources that is systematically gathered, reviewed and evaluated against pre-established criteria. Systematic reviews help reduce bias, resolve controversy between different findings and provide reliable sources for decision-making.