Congratulations to Canada’s Safest Drivers

Results from Canada’s Safest Driver contest, sponsored by Desjardins, reveal that drivers can learn to improve their safe driving behaviours, but sustaining the changes is challenging. Read more about the results and kudos to our Grand Prize Winner, Julian Piccioli from Ottawa ON.

Free webinar Jan. 27: learn about the Evidence Summary of the Prevention of Poisoning in Canada

Join Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, the co-author of this report by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre at University of Alberta, and a panel of experts on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. EST. They will take webinar participants through the key findings and recommendations in the report, including the fact that twice as many people in Canada now die from unintentional poisoning, driven mostly by increase in opioid use, than from transport-related injuries.

Get active safely in the great winter outdoors

Participating in outdoor winter activities will help keep the whole family healthy, especially as pandemic isolation continues, but injuries can spoil the fun. Learn tips on how to dress properly and safely for being active outside in cold weather at any age, and how to judge the thickness and safety of iced-over bodies of water.

Panel discussion: Perceptions of Vision Zero in Canada

Missed our final online Vision Zero panel of 2020, sponsored by Desjardins? Listen to the recording of Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli in conversation with four journalists about how Vision Zero and road safety are perceived by the public, how they’re covered in the media, and how media coverage influences public opinion. Featuring Jason Magder, Montreal Gazette; Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen; Ben Spurr, Toronto Star; and Vancouver-based reporter and columnist Jason Tchir. Audio only.

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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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