National Teen Driver Safety Week, supported by Desjardins Insurance, takes place Oct. 15 to 21 with the theme #OurFutureRoads. Youth across Canada are invited to apply for a $500 grant to launch a road safety initiative in their community. Deadline is Oct. 9.
This annual week raises awareness in Canada about preventing concussions and how to recognize when a concussion has occurred after a blow to the head or body, and follow best practices for return to activities. In Ontario, the week encompasses Rowan’s Law Day Sept. 27, in honour of Rowan Stringer, who died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby.
Nominate your local crossing guard to be named Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard. The winner and their school each get a $500 prize, supported by Desjardins Insurance. Nominations open Sept. 25 and close Friday, Nov. 17.
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 5, released September 12, we dig deeper and explore the importance of multi-modal transportation as a key component of healthy, active and safe urban roads. Thanks to our Vision Zero sponsor Desjardins Insurance 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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