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 is the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Parachute Safe Kids Week. Join us and celebrate this national awareness week developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children.
Parachute Safe Kids Week is happening 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.
There are a few easy steps we can all take to keep children, and ourselves safe. Start by exploring the information on this page. Take part in a community event near you. Share your pledge to save kids lives across your social media platforms with the hashtag #SafeKids20. Donate to help save kids lives!
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.
Safe Kids Week is sponsored by:
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