Enough is enough
Preventable injuries kill more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
Each year in Canada, preventable injuries cause:
- 16,000 deaths
- 60,000 disabilities
- 3.5 million emergency room visits
- a $27 billion economic burden to the Canadian economy
and worst of all, 1 child dies every 9 hours.
It’s easier than you think - Parachute is leading the way
Parachute is a charity helping Canadians stop the clock on predictable and preventable injuries.
We want Canadians to live long lives to the fullest
Prevention is about education, knowledge and empowerment. Parachute is leading, inspiring and mobilizing Canadians of all ages. We are creating a movement and building awareness and understanding of the issue of injury, to keep Canadians safe at home, on the road, at work, and at play.
Our focus is on motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation, and seniors’ falls
- While young people make up only 12% of licensed drivers, they account for approximately 20% of all road-related injuries and fatalities
- 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports
- 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are on account of a fall
We can change the statistics and save lives.
Unlike curing a deadly disease, the solutions are simple. We have the power. We have the knowledge. We have the resources. We have the vision.
Join Parachute and create an injury-free Canada.
Parachute is about prevention
Parachute’s injury prevention solutions, knowledge mobilization, public policy, and social awareness efforts are designed to help keep Canadians safe. Parachute’s vision is an injury-free Canada with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.
Together we can Stop the Clock on preventable injuries
Please watch and share our 1-minute Stop the Clock video and download these resources to help spread the word about Parachute and our vision to create an injury-free Canada.
Read the Cost of Injury report by clicking on the image below.