Falls are the No.1 cause of injury hospitalizations, emergency department visits and disabilities in children. Find out how you can #FallProofYourHome so your child be both active and safe. #FallPreventionCA
Parachute wants to create a safer Canada by preventing serious and fatal injuries through evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate. As a charity, we need your financial support so we can discover those solutions and get individuals, organizations and governments to adopt them. When it comes to keep Canadians healthy, an ounce of injury prevention truly is worth a pound of medical injury cure.
Change for Good Roads is a limited-term podcast that brings together some of the best thinkers in Canada to discuss, what are “Good Roads”? How do we change how we move in our cities to benefit community, environment, sustainability, health and equity? In episode 7, released November 14, host Pamela Fuselli speaks with Amanda O’Rourke, Executive Director of 880 Cities, as they discuss how movements for sustainable cities, physical activity, accessibility, the environment, and multi-modal transportation all come together to create safer urban roads. Thanks to our road safety partner, Desjardins, for making this podcast possible.
Register for Parachute’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training Program for drivers in the City of Toronto. Click on the photo, right, to be taken to a page of information about our course and how to register, complete the course and obtain your certificate. After you read this page of information, if you have any further questions, please email email@example.com.
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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
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:
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
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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