Injury Prevention & Safety

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National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD), Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Parachute’s National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD), Tuesday, July 5, 2022, is a day to raise awareness around the importance of injury prevention and aid Canadians to live long lives to the fullest through education and advocacy. Health Canada recognizes this date as an official national Health Promotion Day.

Did you know that unintentional injury is the No. 1 cause of death of Canadians ages 1 to 34? Or that injury costs the Canadian economy $29.4 billion a year?

Quick facts

  • Every day, 48 Canadians die and 634 are hospitalized because of injuries.
  • Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than any disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
  • 75 per cent of injury-related deaths are from unintentional causes, such as falls, car crashes and poisonings.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits and disabilities in Canada.

Most injuries are predictable and preventable. Injury prevention is critical to saving lives.

Help spread the word.

NIPD 2022
To honour the initiative, on July 5, 2022, municipalities across the nation will show support for National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD) by lighting major landmarks in Parachute’s distinctive "Parachute green".

Injury Prevention & Safety Resources

 
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ATV Safety On the Move, Sport & Recreation
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Child Safety: Pedestrian On the Move
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Child Safety: Preventing Burns At Home
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Crying, Age 3 and Younger At Home
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Child Safety: Preventing Falls At Home
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Rural Safety: Farm Safety for Children At Home, At Play
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Preventing Poisoning in Young Children At Home
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Safe Sleep for Babies First Year At Home
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Swallowed Button Battery, Magnet or Object with Lead At Home
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Trampoline Safety: AHS Position Statement At Home, At Play, Sport & Recreation
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Bike and Small Wheeled Recreation (Children) At Play, Sport & Recreation
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Playground Safety At Play
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Sport and Recreation Safety (Children) At Play, Sport & Recreation
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Winter Safety On the Move, At Play
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Sport and Recreation Safety (Youth) At Play, Sport & Recreation
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Bike and Small Wheeled Recreation Safety (Youth) At Play, Sport & Recreation
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Child Safety: Take the Bike Helmet YES Test Sport & Recreation
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Winter Safety: Ice Hockey and Skating Sport & Recreation
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Winter Safety: Downhill Ski and Snowboarding Sport & Recreation
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Winter Safety: Sledding and Tobogganing Sport & Recreation
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Bullying Suicide Prevention
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Hope and Healing After Suicide: Helping Children Cope With a Suicide Death Suicide Prevention
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Stress Management: Stress and Youth On the Move
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Suicide: Self-Harm and Youth Suicide Prevention
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Warning Signs of Suicide in Children and Teens Suicide Prevention
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Youth Addiction and Mental Health - Help4Me Suicide Prevention
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Teen Drivers: Helping Your Teen Become a Safe Driver Traffic Safety
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The Checkpoints Parent-Teen Driving Agreement Traffic Safety
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Preventing Trips, Slips and Falls Falls Prevention
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Preventing Falls in the Hospital Falls Prevention
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Preventing Falls: Care Instructions Falls Prevention
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Hope and Healing After Suicide Suicide Prevention
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Healing Your Spirit Suicide Prevention
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Stress Management Suicide Prevention
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Suicidal Thoughts and Threats Suicide Prevention
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Suicide: The Language of Suicide Suicide Prevention
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Warning Signs of Suicide in Adults Suicide Prevention
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Bike and Small Wheeled Recreation (Overview) Sport & Recreation
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Sport and Recreation Safety: Adults Sport & Recreation
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Traffic Safety: Safety Tips for Drivers, Cyclists, and Pedestrians Traffic Safety
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Elder Abuse Family Violence
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Domestic Violence Family Violence
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Preventing Falls in Older Adults Falls Prevention
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Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof Falls Prevention
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Preventing Falls in Older Adults Who Take High-Risk Medicines Falls Prevention
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Warning Signs of Suicide in Older Adults Suicide Prevention
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Healthy Aging: Is It Time to Stop Driving Traffic Safety
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