First Nations youth experience very high preventable injury rates, a reality that Parachute is working to change. Recognizing the strength of partnerships, Parachute has worked to deliver programming focused on the organization's strategic priority areas.
Parachute is collaborating with a team of researchers from Auto 21, a national research initiative. The project utilizes participatory action research in Canadian First Nations communities to select relevant road safety issues, mobilizing community engagement around the design and implementation of interventions. Parachute is working with research leaders to review program design and knowledge mobilization.
Thanks to funding from Hydro One and Ontario's the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Parachute has collaborated with Right To Play since 2011 to design and deliver injury prevention programming to First Nations communities across Ontario. Most recently, this focused on relevant sports and recreation- based solutions for First Nations youth. Parachute developed complimentary programming and resources for Right To Play to integrate in programming that reaches over 1000 youth a week, in 50 Ontario First Nations.