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News Releases Jun 25, 2019

Parachute’s third annual National Injury Prevention Day July 5

Preventable injury is the leading cause of death among young Canadians, with one child dying every nine hours. Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries, is sponsoring National Injury Prevention Day for its third year.

May 29, 2019

Three crossing guards from Ontario and New Brunswick chosen as Canada’s favourites

Three exceptional school crossing guards who go above and beyond the call of duty have been chosen as winners of the 2019 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest.

May 1, 2019

B.C. teen Rachelle Clark winner of the 2019 Stacey Levitt Memorial Award

Rachelle Clark chosen from 374 applicants across nine provinces.

Oct 29, 2018

Keep trick-or-treaters safe on our roads this Halloween

The only thing scary about Halloween trick-or-treating should be the spooky costumes.

Oct 16, 2018

Young drivers and their passengers need to #KnowWhatImpairedMeans

Parachute’s National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 22 to 28 aims to reduce drugged driving and teach about driving safely without impairment, distraction, and aggression.

Oct 10, 2018

As cannabis becomes a legal drug in Canada,  remember it can be poisonous to children

As cannabis becomes a legal drug for adults in Canada one week from today, Canada’s leading charity dedicated to injury prevention, along with the nation’s poison control centres, remind Canadians that this drug, just like alcohol and prescription drugs, can do serious harm to children and needs to be stored securely.

Jun 26, 2018

Parachute’s Second Annual National Injury Prevention Day July 5

Parachute, Canada's national charity dedicated to reducing the devastating impact of preventable injuries, is leading National Injury Prevention Day to raise awareness for this important health issue.

Jun 14, 2018

TD I Think First contest winners announced

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 from across Canada were invited to submit creative art projects, explaining in their own words why and how they "Think First!" to prevent injury when they are active at play, school, or at home.

Jun 8, 2018

Sport Concussion Protocols now adopted by National Sport Organizations in Canada

Just nine months after Parachute announced the first-ever Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport, a growing number of Canada’s National Sport Organizations have in place sport concussion protocols harmonized with the guideline’s principles and best practices.

Jun 4, 2018

Parachute Safe Kids Week 2018 runs June 4 to 10

Parachute Safe Kids Week, held in communities across Canada from June 4 to 10, 2018, will focus on how parents and caregivers can prevent, recognize, and help manage concussions in children.

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