National Teen Driver Safety Week, Oct. 17 to 23

This year’s awareness campaign, sponsored by Desjardins Insurance and CN, draws attention the dangers of speeding under the theme #SpeedIsNoGame. As well, it drives home the dangers of aggressive and impaired driving and provides tips on rail safety.

#RideSafeRideOn: new ATV safety campaign launches

Supported by Transport Canada, Parachute is launching a national safety awareness campaign for all-terrain vehicle riders, based on findings from a recent national survey conducted by Parachute and Ipsos.

Five Saskatchewan schools join Elementary Road Safety program

Aviva Canada and Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, support communities across Canada to improve safety for children travelling in school neighbourhoods. Four of our five latest grant community schools are in First Nations communities in Saskatchewan.

New report sets cost of injury in Canada at $29.4 billion annually

Potential Lost, Potential for Change: The Cost of Injury in Canada, 2021 is a new report published by Parachute that calculates the economic costs of injury, based on national injury data from 2018. Key highlights: Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury costs and, for the first time, poisonings have overtaken transport incidents.

Parachute in the news

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

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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