I just discovered Parachute Canada.
It’s easier than you think – Parachute is leading the way
Parachute is a charity helping Canadians stop the clock on predictable and preventable injuries.
We want Canadians to live long lives to the fullest
Prevention is about education, knowledge and empowerment. Parachute is leading, inspiring and mobilizing Canadians of all ages. We are creating a movement and building awareness and understanding of the issue of injury, to keep Canadians safe at home, on the road, at work, and at play.
Our focus is on motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation, and seniors’ falls
- While young people make up only 13% of licensed drivers, they account for one-quarter of all road-related injuries and fatalities
- 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports
- 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are on account of a fall
We can change the statistics and save lives.
Unlike curing a deadly disease, the solutions are simple. We have the power. We have the knowledge. We have the resources. We have the vision.
“Injury today, in all its forms among all Canadians, is a seriously under-recognized public health issue” A report on collaboration from the Injury Alliance Collaborative Study Project