About parachute


A national, charitable organization dedicated to

preventing injuries and saving lives 

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About parachute


A national, charitable organization dedicated to

preventing injuries and saving lives 

Enough is Enough

Preventable injuries kill more Canadian children than any single disease and more youth than all other causes combined.

Each year in Canada, preventable injuries cause:

  • More than 16,000 deaths
  • More than 60,000 disabilities
  • Nearly 3.5 million emergency room visits
  • a $27 billion economic burden to the Canadian economy

and worst of all, 1 child dies every 9 hours.

Its easier than you think- Parachute is leading the way

Parachute is a charitable organization helping Canadians stop the clock on predictable and preventable injuries.

Together we can stop the clock on preventable injuries.

We want canadians to live long lives to the fullest


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.

Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFrist Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention. This passionate, unified voice leverages 80 years of combined injury prevention experience and we cannot be underestimated in our resolve and capacity to effect change.

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Our focus is 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 14 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.

Join Parachute and create an injury-free Canada

Parachute is about prevention

Parachute's injury prevention solutions, knowledge mobilization, public policy and social awareness efforts are designed to help keep Canadians safe. Parachute's vision is an injury-free Canada with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.