What Impaired Means
This public awareness campaign aims to educate Canadians, especially those ages 15 to 24, that cannabis impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Trained volunteers across Canada deliver this free, informative and fun half-day neuroscience presentation for students in grades 4 to 6. Many run in March, which is Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard
This annual contest, running February to April with winners announced in late May, celebrates Canada’s exceptional crossing guards, as nominated by their school communities.
Elementary Road Safety
This new Parachute program supports and empowers school communities to explore, adapt and implement measures that will improve their local road safety.
National Injury Prevention Day
This annual health promotion day, held July 6 in 2020, raises awareness about the devastating impact of predictable and preventable injuries in Canada.
National Teen Driver Safety Week
During the third full week of October, we run an awareness week to raise teen driver safety issues and encourage communities to work with youth to prevent dangerous behaviours.
Safe Kids Week
This annual campaign, held the first full week of June, draws attention to a different child safety issue each year and provides resources for local community activities.
New in fall 2019, this program provides resources to recognize and manage concussion injuries designed for young hockey players, their coaches and parents.
Stacey Levitt Award
Applications for this annual memorial award open in November and close at end of February. High school students in Canada submit short essays, with the winner announced in April.
This international traffic safety movement envisions zero death and serious injuries on our roads. Parachute is Canada’s national lead, supporting local efforts.
Walk This Way
This year-round program aims to reduce child pedestrian injuries and deaths, while encouraging healthy and active living, through local activities and awareness campaigns.