Parachute is excited to introduce National Injury Prevention Day, an important annual recognition day to help build awareness around the devastating impact of injury. Injury is the number one killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44, where one child dies every nine hours.
Parachute is launching National Injury Prevention Day to shine a light on largely predictable and preventable injuries. Parachute wants to help Canadians live long lives to the fullest through education, knowledge and empowerment.
On July 5th, municipalities across the nation are pledging support for National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD) by lighting major landmarks in the distinctive 'Parachute green’ to honour the initiative. They include:
- CN Tower – Toronto, Ontario
- 3D Toronto sign – Toronto, Ontario
- Calgary Tower – Calgary, Alberta
- Peace Bridge – Fort Erie, Ontario
- London City Hall – London, Ontario
- High Level Bridge – Edmonton, Alberta
- Vancouver City Hall – Vancouver, British Columbia
- Science World at Telus World of Science – Vancouver, British Columbia
- North Bay City Hall (lit up and will host a flag-raising) – North Bay, Ontario
In addition, The City of Toronto is marking National Injury Prevention Day with an official flag raising ceremony happening at 12:30 p.m. on the Podium Roof at Toronto City Hall on July 5th.
- Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
- Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada.
- 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports.
Join the conversation online with the hashtag #NIPD. For more information, please see http://www.parachutecanada.org/nipd