Parachute is accepting applications for the new Canada Youth Road Safety Council until Jan. 26. Members must be 15 to 24 years old, interested in making our roads safer, and will be paid an honorarium and have the chance to learn new skills.
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.
Stay physically active this winter! Our guides show how to remove hazards from winter sport and physical recreation activities by following safety standards and using the right equipment.
Children can mistake button batteries for food or candy. If swallowed, button batteries can get stuck in a child’s esophagus, causing severe internal burns or even death. Read more about keeping your child safe and what to do if they inadvertently swallow a battery.
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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
No.4 cause of death overall
48 Canadians die every day on average from an injury
61% of injury-caused deaths in seniors stem from falls
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:
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
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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