Parachute Safe Kids Week 2019
Thanks to all of our community partners that participated in Parachute Safe Kids Week this year! We had more than 200 community partners that planned activities during the week, including 124 Ontario community partners.
Parachute Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign to raise public awareness of child safety issues in Canada, encouraging community involvement as part of the solution. This year, Safe Kids Week took place June 3 to 9, and focused on the topic of preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play.
We partnered with Hydro One as our Ontario sponsor for Safe Kids Week 2019 and provided enhanced resource toolkits for 100 Ontario Safe Kids Week partners. Additional toolkits were available to buy for interested communities across Canada.
While the official week is over, we encourage Canadians to continue to join the discussion on social media by following us @ParachuteCanada on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and using the hashtags #FallProofYourHome and #SKW2019 to spread our message widely. And you are welcome to continue using the resources below.
The #FallProofYourHome Contest has been extended to June 30, 2019! We encourage Canadians, once you've completed the Checklist, to take a photo and share it with Parachute & Hydro One on social using the hashtags #FallProofYourHome & #SKW2019 for a chance to win one of three $300 gift cards to The Home Depot.
Below are resources to help organize activities and events around preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play.
Social Media Tools
Join the conversation on social media with these ready-made posts, a digital frame/filter (for selfie fun), and ready to share illustrations.
Facebook digital Frame (see the Social Media Guide for instructions on how to use it)
This set of six illustrations to be coloured show how to keep a home falls safe.
Fall Proof Your Home Video
This template can be used by municipalities to officially declare Parachute Safe Kids Week in your community.
- Alex at the Playground: A Children’s story about playground safety and falls prevention. Books are available in both English and French. Distributed with the permission of York Region Community and Health Services; to adapt or reproduce, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76684
- Fall Prevention Month Children’s Toolkit. Developed by the Partners for Fall Prevention Month.
- Join Loop Junior, Canada’s Fall Prevention Community of Practice for practitioners, caregivers, researchers and policy planners working for the health and care of children ages 0 – 6.
- Preventing Childhood Falls presentation slides. Developed by Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.