In 2015, there were over 7,000 emergency department (ED) visits for injuries to young drivers in Ontario. This figure averages to 20 young people seen in emergency each day. This issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency visit data for motor vehicle collisions where the injured person was the driver of the vehicle and between the ages of 16 and 24. It also highlights prevention strategies targeting young and inexperienced drivers.

CATT Online provides free concussion toolkits, an online Concussion Response Tool, and downloadable resources. Developed by the BCIRPU, the CATT tool is a great resource for practitioners and residents of Ontario.

Find out what Injury Prevention working groups across Ontario are doing by visiting their microsites. Interested in a microsite for your working group? The OIPRC can help!

What We Do

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) helps injury prevention professionals reduce injury in Ontario.
We do this through:

  • coordination
  • knowledge translation and interpretation
  • knowledge exchange and communication
  • leadership
  • capacity-building
  • system planning

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In the News

Provincial roll-out of Rethink Your Drinking to begin December 2016

The Rethink Your Drinking Provincial Working Group (RYD PWG) is working toward a coordinated implementation and evaluation plan for provincial participation in the Rethink Your Drinking campaign. Proposed timelines include a start date of December 15, 2016 for the province-wide roll-out.

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Opportunity to help inform a national drowning prevention plan

The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition is seeking comments about what to include in a national drowning prevention strategy. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

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New resources for parents on alcohol and youth

The Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and Youth Workgroup has created two new resources for parents to address the topic of alcohol and youth.

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Upcoming Events

Partager des connaissances avec les conseillers des décideurs politiques

December 6, 2016


Ce webinaire portera sur les conseillers des décideurs politiques: qui sont-ils, et pourquoi et comment s'adresser à eux lorsqu'on souhaite faire prendre en compte des connaissances de santé publique lors de l'élaboration de politiques publiques?

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Sharing Knowledge with the Advisors of Policy Makers: A Couple of Myths, a Couple of Tips

December 13, 2016


This webinar from National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy will offer insights into who these advisors of policy makers are and why and how to approach them.

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Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis - Part 2

December 13, 2016


This two-part webinar series covers the methods, findings and implications of a recent qualitative research study, Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis, conducted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA). Part 2: Implications for Practice and Policy.

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2017 Ontario Injury Prevention Forum

May 2, 2017

Toronto, ON

Save the date for this provincial Injury Prevention Forum.

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