In 2022, Parachute celebrated its 10th anniversary with a series of events, including the Canadian Injury Prevention Conference held in Vancouver, B.C. from Nov. 4 to 6. The International Safety Media Awards recognized our work in injury prevention safety campaigns with nine awards, including one gold, three silver and two bronze. To support our work in Vision Zero road safety, we launched the Change for Good Roads initiative and founded the Canadian Youth Road Safety Council. Parachute supported the publication of the Pan-Canadian Poison Centres Annual Report, continued our work in fall prevention and concussion recognition and management, and launched our first-ever podcast: Popping the Bubble Wrap.
2021 Annual Report
In 2021, Parachute created and released the Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 report, which shows the economic burden of injury to be $29.4 billion annually. We launched a new focus on ATV safety, and developed new research and campaigns to support our Vision Zero road safety work. As well, the Fall Prevention Communities of Practice Loop and Loop Junior, along with Canada’s annual Fall Prevention Month in November, moved under the Parachute umbrella.
2020 Annual Report
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic shifted Parachute’s ability to deliver injury prevention activities across Canada and impacted preventable injuries in signiﬁcant ways, some positive and others negative. Through it all Parachute kept our eye on the ball – ensuring Canadians live a long life to the fullest by preventing injuries. We launched a new three-year Strategic Plan, grew our leadership in Vision Zero and road safety in Canada, published the landmark Evidence Summary on the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada, expanded our work in Seniors’ Fall Prevention and continued driving awareness of concussion recognition and management, including our national #CheckForConcussion campaign featuring Canadian Olympians.
2019 Annual Report
Our 2019 annual report highlights Parachute’s leadership in concussion recognition and management as well as road safety under the Vision Zero framework, the launch of Elementary Road Safety, Smart Hockey and our new website parachute.ca, expanded work in poison prevention and preventing seniors’ falls, and the appointment of our third President and CEO, Pamela Fuselli.
2018 Annual Report
Our 2018 annual report celebrates Parachute’s achievement in many fields of injury prevention, including our leadership in Vision Zero road safety, concussion recognition and treatment, falls in seniors and our achievements in our many programs, campaigns and advocacy work to create a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.
2017 President’s Report
In 2017, led by CEO and President Steve Podborski, Parachute published the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, held its second fundraising gala and second Vision Zero road safety summit, launched the first-ever National Injury Prevention Day on July 5, and launched its second strategic plan, Our Leap Forward, to shape the organization’s direction from 2018 to 2020.
2016 Annual Report
In 2016, Parachute continued its mission to create a Canada free of serious injury. We are grateful to our partners, stakeholders and generous funders who played an important role in our successful activities and program, including the launch of Concussion Ed app, the 20th anniversary of Parachute Safe Kid’s Week and a record-breaking response to National Teen Driver Safety Week. We invite you to read our 2016 Annual Report to learn about these initiatives and many more that are helping to stop the clock on preventable injuries.
2015 Annual Report
In 2015, Parachute called on all Canada to “Stop the Clock” on injury, a broad-reaching public awareness national campaign. Parachute hosted its first-ever fundraising gala, drawing support from Wayne Gretzky, Martin Short, and Jason Priestly. In addition to delivering our many programs and adding to our networks of communities and injury-prevention partners, Parachute published two major works: the landmark Cost of Injury Report and a new edition of the Canadian Injury Prevention Resource.