Safe Kids Week 2016
A Mother's Story
Why Safe Kids Week Matters
Louise Logan, President & CEO, Parachute
On the Street Interviews
Parachute talks with parents about childhood injuries
2016 was the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Parachute Safe Kids Week. Hundreds of communities across the country joined us to celebrate this national awareness week developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children.
Parachute Safe Kids Week took place from May 30th – June 5th in communities across Canada, with a focus on the top injury issues that affect children At Home, At Play and On The Road.
Many Canadians are surprised to learn that preventable injuries kill more children every year than any other disease, and worst of all 1 child dies every 9 hours.
While the campaign has wrapped up, you are still welcome to download and use the Parachute Safe Kids Week resources (found below) in your community over the summer.
Take a photo of yourself with the pledge card to show your commitment to keeping kids safe. Share it on all your social media platforms. Be sure to use the hashtag #SafeKids20.
Make home can be a safe place for children to learn and grow. Find tips for parents and caregivers here.
Children actively participate in sports and recreational activities but are often injured due to the nature of play. Find tips for safe play here.
On the Road
Working together, we can save kids from harm from transport-related incidents. Keep kids safe on the road with these tips.
Check out community events that may be taking place near you, and use our resources to plan your own event and activities to spread the word about child safety at home, at play and on the road
Provinces and municipalities across Canada are proclaiming Parachute Safe Kids Week.
Check out the endorsements of support for Parachute Safe Kids Week.