This public awareness campaign aims to educate Canadians that cannabis impairs a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Vision Zero

This international traffic safety movement envisions zero death and serious injuries on our roads. Parachute is Canada’s national lead, supporting local efforts.

Product safety

Learn about consumer product and child safety in Canada, including the regulation of window blind and curtain cords, BPA, lead and pesticides.

Radon gas

Radon is a radioactive gas produced when the uranium in rock and soil breaks down. It’s natural for radon gas to be released into the air outside but radon gas can be dangerous if it’s released and trapped in a closed space, such as your home. How radon gas can get into your home Radon […]

Hot tap water

  • How to check and lower the tap water temperature in your home.
  • Water temperature for health and cleaning concerns.

Cost of Injury in Canada

Parachute’s Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 report quantifies the cost of injury from a societal perspective, including costs to the health-care system, to productivity and to the people behind the numbers: individuals, families, communities.


You will find these terms used throughout the Cost of Injury Report 2021. All-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile All-terrain vehicle is a motor vehicle of special design to enable it to negotiate rough or soft terrain or snow. This category includes hovercraft on land or swamp and snowmobiles and excludes hovercraft on open water. Costs per […]


This report is the fourth of its kind, the previous reports being published in 1998 (using 1995 data), 2009 (using 2004 data) and 2015 (using 2010 data). Due to differences in methodology used in this report, it is not possible to draw direct comparisons with previous reports. This report presents data at the national level […]

Case study: The Guelph Walkshop

The City of Guelph in Ontario and Parachute organized a Vision Zero Walkshop that took place on Oct. 10, 2023 in the Onward Willow neighbourhood, identified as an equity-deserving community. The event, attended by 55 invited guests, city and Parachute staff, kicked off at the Shelldale Community Centre with a welcome from the city’s Deputy […]