Now in theatres, Concussion stars Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who presented groundbreaking research on brain damage suffered by professional football players. Parachute is grateful to Cineplex Inc. for airing our new Concussion PSA prior to the start of the film from January 8 - 21 in theatres across Canada. Visit our website for the latest information on #concussions.
Rowan's Law Update
Parachute attended the second reading of Rowan's Law on December 10th in the Ontario legislature. The bill would set up an advisory panel to implement the 49 recommendations made by a coroner's inquest into the death of Ottawa teen Rowan Stringer. Now, the bill heads to committee to be debated before returning to the house for the third and final reading. This is the first legislation of its kind in Canada. #RowansLaw
Parachute was delighted to host Vision Zero: the Future of Road Safety, which featured a presentation from Dr. Matts-Åke Belin, a Swedish expert on this innovative road safety approach. Parachute is championing #VisionZero, which continues to gain traction in Canadian cities such as Edmonton, so Dr. Belin's presentation on this revolutionary movement was timely. For more information check out our blog post, which features the video broadcast of the event. For more information on how Edmonton is zeroing in on #roadsafety, view their video.
Parachute proudly recognizes three winners of Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest. This annual contest honours the extraordinary contributions of dynamic individuals who help keep our children safe. Winners receive $500 and a crystal maple leaf award. As well, their school receives $500 provided by FedEx Express Canada. To learn more about the winners and their amazing contributions visit Parachute's blog.
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award Now Accepting Applications
Open to secondary school students, The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award is an annual $2,500 award created in her memory. Click here for more information on Stacey and the application process. Deadline to apply is February 29, 2016. #SLMA
Countdown to 20th Anniversary of Parachute's Safe Kids Week
Plan to take part in Parachute's Celebration of 20 years of Safe Kids Week, happening May 30 - June 5, 2016 with a focus on the top injury issues that affect children on the road, at home and at play. For more information visit our website.
runs from January 22nd to April 13th encouraging students in grades K-8 to submit creative art projects, explaining in their own words why and how they "ThinkFirst!" to prevent injury when they are active at play, school or at home. #TDIThinkFirst
Congratulations STAIR C&Y Team
We are excited to head to Halifax in February for the final STAIR C&YTeam meeting. It's been our privilege to take part in this unique collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers and partners to generate new knowledge, develop and deliver policy and programs, and advocate for Canadian children and youth. Congratulations to all involved on six years of amazing accomplishments.