What is NIPD?

Parachute is excited to announce the 2nd annual National Injury Prevention Day: a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and aid Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy.

Injury prevention is critical to saving lives: Did you know that injury is the No. 1 cause of death of Canadians ages 1 to 44? Or that injury costs the Canadian economy $27 billion a year? We know that most injuries are predictable and preventable: We need your help spreading our information on preventing serious injuries on the road, at home, and at play. 

Our goal is to provide the necessary information and tools to the public, and to work diligently to ensure that one day Canada will be free of serious injuries. 

Quick Facts:

  • Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined
  • Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada
  • 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports

We have made improvements in the area of injury prevention but there’s still more work to be done.