Research

Research and evidence summary reports on the top injury issues that affect children walking, cycling, skateboarding, scootering and doing other wheeled activities. 

 

Parachute's Horizon is the hub for evidence-based information on injury.  Visit our collection of Active Transportation resources.

 

The below resources are also relevant to child injury due to active transportation.

Ontario Injury Compass – Childhood skateboarding and in-line skating injuries

An overview of the incidence of skateboarding and in-line skating injuries for Ontario children, including factors associated with these injuries, the nature and circumstances of injury, and what preventative measures can be taken to address the issue.

Child injuries from non-motorized wheeled activities in Canada.

The first epidemiological study to use Canada-wide data to compare childhood injuries among users of non-motorized wheeled devices (i.e., bikes, skateboards, inline skates and scooters) 

Canada Injury Compass – Childhood bicycle injuries

A high-level overview on the incidence of bicycle injuries for Canadian children, including factors associated with bicycle injuries, the nature and circumstances of injury, and what preventative measures can be taken to address the issue.

The Cost of Injury

A report that quantifies the financial and societal burden of injury.

Compendium on Children & Youth Transport and Falls Injury Trends

This compendium to the Cost of Injury in Canada provides comparisons between 2004 and 2010 transport and fall injury data in children 0-14.

Child Safety Good Practice Guide

The Canadian Edition of the Child Safety Good Practice Guide provides the first seminal, comprehensive document in the country from which decision-makers, practitioners and legislators can base their work and recommendations.

Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, timely, and evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada.