Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and hospitalizations in Canada. In 2010, falls cost Canadians more than any other type of injury, with the total economic burden estimated as $8.7 billion. These figures alone clearly demonstrate the need for national action around this issue. Anyone can fall at any time: however, children under the age of six years and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured as a result of a fall. The good news is that most falls are predictable and preventable.