November is Fall Prevention Month

It seems counterintuitive, but it’s true: the more you move and build strength, balance and flexibility, the less likely you are to injure yourself in a fall, especially important for older adults. Check out resources from Parachute on key movements to do, as well as tips for caregivers of seniors. #FallPreventionCanada

New course available for Toronto Vehicle-for-Hire drivers

Parachute’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training program has been certified by the City of Toronto for vehicle-for-hire drivers in that city as of October 2022. Register now to complete the course and obtain your certificate. Until Dec. 31, 2022, our course fee is discounted to $79.95 plus HST.

Equity in Vision Zero and road safety webinar Dec. 8

Follow the link to register for this Dec. 8, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. free webinar. Six Es of traffic safety are commonly used in Vision Zero planning: Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation, Education, Engagement and Equity. The newest E, Equity, addresses how different barriers and power imbalances can increase road hazards: for instance, lower-income neighbourhoods have poorer built environments and lack of access to transit. Join moderator Valerie Smith, Director, Programs at Parachute, in conversation with panelists from York University, The Centre for Active Transportation and WATT Consulting Group to learn more about applying an equity lens to Vision Zero and road safety planning.

Popping the Bubble Wrap podcast

Our new podcast focuses on the “household safety officer”: the person in a family who worries about safety. Hosted by Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, each episode in our first season features a roundtable of parents who talk about an injury they worry about, followed by expert advice. Episode 6, released Nov. 17, talks to parents about “Why are car seats so complicated?” How do you choose which one is best for your child?

Winter sports and recreation

Stay physically active this winter! Our guides show how to remove hazards from winter sport and physical recreation activities by following safety standards and using the right equipment.

Parachute in the news

Why injury prevention matters

At Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, we know the majority of injuries are predictable, and preventable.

In Canada, unintentional injury is…

No.1 cause of death for people ages 1 to 34

No.4 cause of death overall

48 Canadians die every day on average from an injury

61% of injury-caused deaths in seniors stem from falls

Prevention works

In the past decade, we’ve seen fewer injury-related deaths in Canada thanks to better laws, products and education. How we can do more:

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Have safer road design & construction
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Enforce regulations & ensure healthy policies put in place to reduce injury
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Improve how our homes are set up
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Follow best safety practices

Our Vision

We envision a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.

We want people to play, explore and be active while avoiding hazards that can cause injury and death.

So go ahead and skydive – but wear your parachute, when you do.

Keep Canada healthy

Help us eliminate predictable and preventable injuries

Know the facts

Educate yourself, your family and your community using our online resources

Understand the best practices

Participate in our many programs
Promote our awareness campaigns

Take action

Advocate for changes in laws and regulations to build safer environments and for enforcement measures that will reduce injury.

As a charity, we rely on your financial support to continue our work.

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