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Quick facts and statistics

The injury issue

The scope, cost and impact of injuries are massive yet underfunded in relation to their impact. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Canadians aged 1-44 and affect just as many individuals and their families, or more, than some of our deadliest diseases. 

Most “accidents” are not accidents at all, but are predictable and preventable events. Relatively modest investments in injury prevention can significantly reduce the impact on society.

The cost of preventable injury

The emotional toll of the deaths and disabilities due to injury on the families, friends and communities of its victims can be life-long.

The Parachute network 

Our direct network combines nearly 8,000 constituents, including 67 Designated Safe Communities, along with road safety and brain education partners.

In addition, Parachute (and its legacy organizations) is a respected source of credible injury prevention information for families and communities, the media, business, governments, researchers and the injury prevention community.  We partner with a wide range of organizations in a variety of initiatives to prevent injuries and save lives.

Our official charity name and number

Parachute Leaders in Injury Prevention

Charitable Number: 133088419RR0001