National Injury Prevention Day
On Wednesday, July 5, 2023, Parachute will celebrate the seventh National Injury Prevention Day in Canada to raise awareness about the devastating effects of predictable and preventable injuries. Our goal: to educate others and help all Canadians live long lives to the fullest.
Change for Good Roads podcast
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? Episode 3, released May 9, explores the importance of accessibility for all, and the accessibility of urban spaces as key components of healthy, active and safe urban roads. Host Pamela Fuselli speaks with Dr. Michelle Porter, the Director of the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba. Thanks to our Vision Zero sponsor Desjardins Insurance for making this podcast possible.
Popping the Bubble Wrap podcast
Our 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, our final episode of season one, released June 1, features an interview with Eran Jalbert Jones who is a child passenger safety advocate, a child passenger safety technician and, most importantly, a parent. A warning to listeners that we share details about a vehicle crash involving children.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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