Safe Kids Week 2016

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2016 is the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Parachute Safe Kids Week - join us as we celebrate this national awareness week developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children.

Many Canadians are surprised to learn that preventable injuries kill more children every year than any other disease, and worst of all 1 child dies every 9 hours.

The good news is that our efforts are working – since 1996, Canada has enjoyed a decreasing trend in death and hospitalizations from preventable injuries. But more can be done.

There are a few easy steps we can all take to keep children, and ourselves safe. Start by taking part in Parachute Safe Kids Week, happening May 30 – June 5, 2016 in communities across Canada.

Safe Kids Week 2016 will focus on the top injury issues that affect children At Home, At Play and On the Road.

The topics that will be addressed in each area include:

At Home

  • Falls
  • Threats to Breathing
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Water Safety

At Play (School & Out-of-School)

  • Concussions
  • Sports & Recreation/Team Sports
  • Playground
  • Falls

On the Road

  • Motor Vehicle Occupants
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycles/Wheeled Activities

Stay-tuned for more information on how you can get involved! 

If you have any questions, please email Julie Taylor at


Safe Kids Week was originally a program of Parachute’s legacy organization Safe Kids Canada. The first annual Safe Kids Week took place in 1996.

Themes of previous Safe Kids Week include:
2015: Cycling and Road Safety
2014: Water Safety and Drowning Prevention
2013: Concussions
2012: Poison Prevention
2011: Booster Seats
2010: Winter Helmets and Summer Helmets
2009: Product Safety
2008: Pedestrian Safety
2007: Drowning Prevention
2006: A 10-Year Celebration of Safe Kids Week
2005: Summer Safety 2004: Booster Seats
2003: Product Safety
2002: Helmet Safety
2001: Scald and Burn Prevention
2000: Playground Safety
1999: Road Safety
1998: Home Safety
1997: Family Safety