With 2016 marking the 20th year of Parachute Safe Kids Week, an awareness week addressing preventable child injuries, it is an appropriate time to visit the status of child injuries in Ontario. This issue of the Ontario Injury Compass uses ED visit and hospital discharge data to present child injury counts and rates, leading causes of injury, and key resources for injury prevention. A special focus on Parachute Safe Kids Week is also included.

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

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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PHO report: Despite knowing the law, young people in Ontario still text while driving

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has released a new report, Texting While Driving Behaviour Among Ontario Youth and Young Adults. Along with the full report, PHO has prepared a fact sheet and some shareable graphics.

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Upcoming Events

Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference

June 5 - June 8, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

This conference is aimed at everyone who works in road safety.

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World’s Largest Sandbox

June 8, 2016

Ottawa, ON

The World’s Largest Sandbox is The Sandbox Project’s signature annual event to raise awareness of the importance of collaborating and investing in the health and wellbeing of Canada's children.

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Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

October 22 - October 23, 2016

Stratford, ON

Participants can either become a certified instructor of the TCAFP program or, at a discounted rate, join to learn the TCAFP program.

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