Parachute wants to create a safer Canada by preventing serious and fatal injuries through evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate. As a charity, we need your financial support so we can discover those solutions and get individuals, organizations and governments to adopt them. When it comes to keep Canadians healthy, an ounce of injury prevention truly is worth a pound of medical injury cure.
This new report, written by Parachute and the Injury Prevention Centre at University of Alberta, draws together statistics and research on poisonings in Canada and documents prevention work and strategies, both underway and recommended. One key finding reveals that twice as many people in Canada now die from unintentional poisoning, driven mostly by increase in opioid use, than from transport-related injuries.
This public awareness campaign encourages parents to discuss the issue of cannabis and impaired driving with teens and young adults. #HaveThisTalk is part of Parachute’s Know What Impaired Means campaign, which raises awareness about how cannabis use negatively affects a person’s ability to drive safely, targeted to 15- to 24-year-olds.
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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
Top 3 causes of death ages 35 to 64
One child dies every day on average from an injury
65% 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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