Safe Kids Week May 30 to June 5 promotes #PlaySafeOutdoors

Check out and share our resources and information to help parents encourage their children to #PlaySafeOutdoors and engage in active, unstructured and exciting play, daily. With fewer than five per cent of children and fewer than one per cent of youth meeting movement behaviour guidelines during COVID-19 restrictions, outdoor play is more important than ever for kids.

New video highlights Elementary Road Safety

Learn more about our Parachute’s program, in partnership with Aviva, that supports and empowers school communities to explore, adapt and implement measures that will improve their local road safety.

Poison prevention: It’s not just for Poison Prevention Week

Moderated by Parachute President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, poison experts from across Canada gathered to discuss their work during March’s Poison Prevention Week 2021 and how to extend poison prevention and awareness work throughout the year. Webinar video is 1.5 hours in length.

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Why injury prevention matters

At Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, we know the majority of injuries are predictable, and preventable.

In Canada, unintentional injury is…

No.1 cause of death for people ages 1 to 34

Top 3 causes of death ages 35 to 64

One child dies every day on average from an injury

65% of injury-caused deaths in seniors stem from falls

Prevention works

In the past decade, we’ve seen fewer injury-related deaths in Canada thanks to better laws, products and education. How we can do more:

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Have safer road design & construction
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Enforce regulations & ensure healthy policies put in place to reduce injury
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Improve how our homes are set up
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Follow best safety practices

Our Vision

We envision a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.

We want people to play, explore and be active while avoiding hazards that can cause injury and death.

So go ahead and skydive – but wear your parachute, when you do.

Keep Canada healthy

Help us eliminate predictable and preventable injuries

Know the facts

Educate yourself, your family and your community using our online resources

Understand the best practices

Participate in our many programs
Promote our awareness campaigns

Take action

Advocate for changes in laws and regulations to build safer environments and for enforcement measures that will reduce injury.


As a charity, we rely on your financial support to continue our work.

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