Join National Injury Prevention Day 2022

Our sixth National Injury Prevention Day on July 5, 2022 includes light-ups of landmarks in Parachute Green across Canada, a national social media campaign and a challenge to hospitals across Canada to embrace their role in injury prevention.

Are you 15 to 24 years old? Take our road safety survey!

Want to win one of 50 $50 gift cards? Take our road safety survey today! This survey takes less than 15 minutes to complete and is open until June 30, 2022. This National Youth Road Safety Survey by Parachute aims to understand 15- to 24-year-old Canadians’ thoughts on how they think and feel about safe driving behaviours, how they behave on the road, what and who influences their driving behaviours and where they go for trusted information on road safety.

New: Vulnerable Road User Safety Resources Repository

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

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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