Injury Prevention

Featured Partner Resource: TheyWill2

The South West Injury Prevention Network has created the TheyWill2 website to encourage parents and caregivers to role model bike helmets:

According to a 2015 Ontario Injury Compass report, 589 Ontario children under the age of 14 years old, the equivalent of 23 classrooms of children, suffered a head injury from bicycling in 2010/2011. 

Falls account for 85% of bicycle-related injury but research shows that a properly fitted helmet reduces the risk of a traumatic head injury by 85%. In other words, the risk of a traumatic brain injury to cyclists is largely preventable.

Role modelling is one way adults can help reduce traumatic brain injury in children by making helmet use the norm. When parents, grandparents and caregivers wear a bike helmet they're showing a child that safety is important. Make bicycle helmets a non-negotiable family rule and wear a helmet every time you ride your bicycle.


For information on bicycle safety visit

Play Safe Injury Tracker

Introducing the Play Safe Injury Tracker

From the Play Safe Initiative website

After several years of development and research PSI is pleased to introduce the Play Safe Injury Tracker - Canada's first web-enabled injury surveillance platform for sport and recreation injury.

It's free. We have eliminated any financial barriers for organizations to effectively track injuries in their organization. Our funding model will include a mix of public and private sources to ensure the system remains accessible to organizations.


  • PSI adheres to the highest standards of security so you can collect information and data with confidence.
  • Secure data centers & redundancy.
  • 256 bit SSL encryption on all surveys.
  • CLF 2.0 and Section 508 compliant.


  • customizable forms and reports
  • real time data reporting
  • access to raw and summary data
  • exportable data
  • download reports to PowerPoint for easy reporting
  • auto-enable email forward of individual injury reports

For more information: 

Parachute's Horizon: Up-to-date injury prevention resource hub

Parachute’s Horizon is the first stop for evidence-based injury prevention solutions. This is truly a game changer: an online hub that connects Canadians with leading practice solutions for injury prevention. Preventable injury can impact anyone throughout all walks of life, whether that is injury on the road, on the sports field, at play, at work, or at home. Preventing injuries is critical.

Vision Zero: A lecture on the future of road safety

Parachute to host Vision Zero: A lecture on the future of road safety event

The multi-national road traffic safety project has been gaining traction across the world with cities in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States jumping on board. Parachute is happy to host Vision Zero: A lecture on the future of road safety, a dialogue on leading practices from a pioneer in the field. The purpose is to inspire collective action in Toronto around the future of road safety. Dr. Belin’s learnings are instrumental in envisioning how road safety and urbanism in cities like Toronto.

Young worker safety is everyone's responsibility

This spring, members of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health were given the opportunity to attend training sessions offered by Aecon Group to be educated about workplace health and safety. From the beginning it was very clear that we were learning from people who are experienced in the field of injury prevention and passionate about building a safety culture in the workplace. I was particularly impressed with the amount of resources dedicated to workers’ safety through initiatives such as the Young Workers Program and routine Safety Moments.