Youth road safety grants launched for National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week, supported by Desjardins Insurance, takes place Oct. 15 to 21 with the theme #OurFutureRoads. Youth across Canada are invited to apply for a $500 grant to launch a road safety initiative in their community. Deadline is Oct. 9.

Concussion Awareness Week, Sept. 24 to 30

This annual week raises awareness in Canada about preventing concussions and how to recognize when a concussion has occurred after a blow to the head or body, and follow best practices for return to activities. In Ontario, the week encompasses Rowan’s Law Day Sept. 27, in honour of Rowan Stringer, who died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby.

Change for Good Roads podcast

Change for Good Roads is a limited-term podcast that brings together some of the best thinkers in Canada to discuss, what are “Good Roads”? How do we change how we move in our cities to benefit community, environment, sustainability, health and equity? In episode 5, released September 12, we dig deeper and explore the importance of multi-modal transportation as a key component of healthy, active and safe urban roads. Thanks to our Vision Zero sponsor Desjardins Insurance for making this podcast possible.

Vehicle-for-Hire course accredited by City of Toronto

Register for Parachute’s Vehicle-for-Hire Training Program for drivers in the City of Toronto. Click on the photo, right, to be taken to a page of information about our course and how to register, complete the course and obtain your certificate. After you read this page of information, if you have any further questions, please email

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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