Parachute has launched a national awareness campaign based on Vision Zero principles that calls on Canadians to #ShareSafeRoads: we need to accommodate all road users and build safe road systems for them to use.
Parachute wants all Canadians to live long lives to the fullest – and that means being physically active to stay healthy, while preventing serious injury. Check out our sport-by-sport guides that show how to remove hazards from summer sport and physical recreation activities by following safety standards and using the right equipment.
Join us in Vancouver, B.C. Nov. 2 to 4 for this national in-person conference focused on injury prevention featuring keynote speaker, the Globe and Mail’s health columnist André Picard.
Transport Canada has partnered with Parachute to produce a series of web pages, housed within our Vision Zero Collection, providing information on emerging urban road safety initiatives designed to protect vulnerable road users in Canada.
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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
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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