Help Parachute’s “great work” to continue and grow

In honour of Parachute’s 10th anniversary in 2022, Dr. Charles Tator, seen here at left with former board chair Patricia Southern and Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, is making a special appeal “to join me in making a generous donation that will ensure Parachute’s great work can continue and grow in the decade ahead.”

Follow our tips to #HolidaySafely

Whether lighting a fire, hanging decorations or cooking family favourites, these holiday activities can introduce changes to the home environment that present unique seasonal considerations for the safety of all family members. Learn how to #HolidaySafely.

New course available for Toronto Vehicle-for-Hire drivers

Parachute’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training program has been certified by the City of Toronto for vehicle-for-hire drivers in that city as of October 2022. Register now to complete the course and obtain your certificate. Until Dec. 31, 2022, our course fee is discounted to $79.95 plus HST.

Equity in Vision Zero and road safety webinar Dec. 8

Follow the link to register for this Dec. 8, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. free webinar. Six Es of traffic safety are commonly used in Vision Zero planning: Engineering, Enforcement, Evaluation, Education, Engagement and Equity. The newest E, Equity, addresses how different barriers and power imbalances can increase road hazards: for instance, lower-income neighbourhoods have poorer built environments and lack of access to transit. Join moderator Valerie Smith, Director, Programs at Parachute, in conversation with panelists from York University, The Centre for Active Transportation and WATT Consulting Group to learn more about applying an equity lens to Vision Zero and road safety planning.

Popping the Bubble Wrap podcast

Our new podcast focuses on the “household safety officer”: the person in a family who worries about safety. Hosted by Parachute’s President and CEO Pamela Fuselli, each episode in our first season features a roundtable of parents who talk about an injury they worry about, followed by expert advice. Episode 7, released Dec. 1, focuses on home hazards, like open flames, that may increase during the winter holidays: How to you reduce hazards without dampening your celebrations?

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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