Parachute is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. A national charity, Parachute officially formed in July 2012, when the former Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada joined together to become one leader in injury 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.
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. 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.
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:
· 13,000 deaths
· 60,000 disabilities
· 200,000 hospital stays
· 3 million emergency room visits
· a $20 billion economic burden to the Canadian economy
and worst of all, 1 child dies every 9 hours.
Help Parachute reduce the #1 cause of death for Canadian children. Your donation will support Parachute’s five key commitments to take action and raise awareness of the leading cause of death for Canadian children. Through creation of tools, partnerships with experts, community engagement across Canada, public policy and awareness-raising, we can prevent injuries and save lives together.
For more information on Parachute visit: http://www.parachutecanada.org/