Join the Canada Youth Road Safety Council

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.

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.

Winter sports and recreation

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.

Little button batteries can cause big harm

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

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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