Parachute and our partners offer many training courses in injury prevention in areas of:
- Concussion recognition and management
- Fall prevention
- Road safety
- Child safety
Check out these resources for links to course materials and more information on certifications.
In addition, Parachute hosts webinars and presentations, whether standalone or as part of online conferences, on a variety of topics related to injury prevention of interest to professionals in areas such as public health, road safety, education, and health promotion.
Course materials and certifications
Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum (2017)
The CFPC provides those working with older adults the knowledge and skills needed to apply a public health approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program tailored to their work or community setting.
Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum
The Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC) is a unique resource focused on the study of injury prevention theory and practice. Built on Canadian content and using real Canadian examples, the curriculum is targeted to community-based injury prevention stakeholders.
Canadian Injury Prevention Resource
Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources with the goal of standardizing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management. Good concussion management may decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues.
Passport to Safety
Children’s falls/ Popping the bubble wrap: Making space for risky play (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 16, 2020 from 12pm to 1pm (EST)
Theme: Children’s falls/ Popping the bubble wrap: Making space for risky play
Presenter: Dr Mariana Brussoni, B.C. Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Preventing Childhood Falls (Fall Prevention Conference 2020)
November 16, 2020 from 3pm to 4 pm (EST)
Theme 1: Preventing Childhood Falls
Presenter: Cara Zukewich, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
Theme 2: Childhood Fall Prevention: Connecting the Dots
Presenter: Hélène Gagné, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Poison Prevention – It’s Not Just For Poison Prevention Week
The “Poison Prevention – It’s Not Just For Poison Prevention Week” webinar, hosted by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre, will bring together partners from across Canada to share their activities for Poison Prevention Week 2021 and ideas for how to continue to promote poison prevention to parents, caregivers and others, year-round.
What Impaired Means: Connecting youth and parents on cannabis impaired driving
Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, cannabis-impaired driving among youth and young-adult drivers has become a growing concern. In response to this issue, Parachute launched phase one of the #KnowWhatImpairedMeans public awareness campaign in 2019 to address attitudes and behaviours around cannabis and driving among Canadians aged 15 to 24. Since then, Parachute launched phase two of the campaign in 2020, which, in addition to targeting young Canadians, also targeted parents through a new component: the #HaveThisTalk campaign.
The webinar will focus on the second phase of the campaign, including an in-depth look at the development and key messages of #HaveThisTalk. It will also present campaign evaluations and key learnings.
Surveillance to Action: Canada’s response to emerging poisoning issues during COVID-19
This 90-minute webinar hosted by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre on Feb. 26, 2001, focused on how The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new poison prevention challenges, with more time spent at home and the introduction of more household cleaners, bleaches and hand sanitizers than ever before. The 11 panelists, including several from Health Canada, addressed how poison-related issues are reported and addressed in Canada discussed the timely detection of dangerous products, the development of public advisories and outreach, the process of stop sales and recalling non-compliant products, developing new policy, and the value of information sharing and collaboration in poison prevention.
Poison Prevention in Canada: Data, trends and calls to action
This January 2021 webinar features a discussion of key data findings and best practice recommendations from the Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada. Featuring Parachute President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, Dr. Kathy Belton of the Injury Prevention Centre, Alberta, Dr, Margaret Thompson, President of the Canadian Association of Poison Centres, and representatives from Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.