The Cost of Injury in Canada Report

NOTE: Current report version is 2.2, updated September 3, 2015.

Every year, injury takes a staggering toll on children, seniors, families, and communities across the country. New data from The Cost of Injury in Canada Report quantifies the financial and societal burden on our citizens, our health care system and the Canadian economy. The financial costs of preventable injuries are rising and unsustainable:

  • $27 billion lost to the economy annually
  • 3.5 million visits to emergency rooms
  • More than 60,000 disabilities
  • Injury costs Canadians more than heart and stroke disease.
The human costs are catastrophic:

  • 16,000 Canadians die each year
  • 43 Canadians die every day
  • Injury is the #1 killer of Canadians aged 1-44
  • The loss of life is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every 10 days.

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The Cost of Injury in Canada Report

Read the full report to understand how preventable injuries are impacting Canada.

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Key Messages

Get the facts on the rising cost of preventable injuries in Canada.

Summary Report – Analysis of Injury Trends 2004 and 2010

This compendium to the Cost of Injury in Canada provides comparisons between 2004 and 2010 injury data.

Summary Report – Fall & Transport Injury Trends in Children 2004 and 2010

This compendium to the Cost of Injury in Canada provides comparisons between 2004 and 2010 transport and fall injury data in children 0-14.

Institute for Work & Health's Issue Briefing

Summarizes progress over the past 15 years in addressing gaps in our capacity to monitor trends in the incidence of injury and highlights opportunities to strengthen this capacity to measure our progress towards reducing the social and economic burden of preventable injury.