Canadian Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion Conference

2013 Canadian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference
November 5 – 7, 2013
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal
Conference theme: Evidence to Action: Prevent Injury and Violence Now!

Cassie Campbell named as CIPSPC keynote speaker

CIPSPC is pleased to announce Cassie Campbell as a keynote speaker.

A TV analyst for TSN’s women’s hockey and for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, and the first female hockey player inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Ms. Campbell will speak on the topic of achieving through consistent leadership, a topic she truly embodies.

As former team captain of the national women’s hockey teams in Canada from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Campbell is the only captain, male or female, to lead Canada to two Olympic gold medals. They are among the 21 medals she won with Canada’s national women’s teams, including 17 gold and four silver medals.

Ms. Campbell is also actively involved with numerous charities and hockey programs, including running an annual street hockey tournament in Calgary to benefit Ronald McDonald House, acting as a spokesperson and host for Hockey Canada’s Chevrolet Safe & Fun Hockey program, being a Special Adviser to Scotiabank for its hockey programs and properties and being a proud supporter of CARE Canada, which works with women and girls living in poverty.

Program Updates

Plenary Presentation
Why Canada Needs a “Parachute”
Louise Logan, BA JD, President and CEO, Parachute
Preventable injuries continue to impose a massive burden on Canadian society – their impact has been assessed at $19.8 billion a year, 13,000 deaths, and over 200,000 hospital stays. These numbers pale, of course, with the devastating impact on individuals and families. Despite these facts, preventable injury has not attracted the kind of attention, and investment, needed to bring about meaningful change.

This is why Canada needs Parachute – a national charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. We want to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury, exponentially increase our impact and influence, and create a movement dedicated to an injury free Canada.

We have a big vision, one that will dramatically change Canadian society. In this plenary presentation, Parachute’s President & CEO, Louise Logan, will share our vision and strategy, and invite communities, professionals, families, policy-makers and all concerned citizens to help create an injury-free Canada.