Canadian Injury Prevention Resource
The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada. The CIPR has over 500 pages of content from more than 60 contributing authors reflecting the Canadian experience around injury prevention. This resource aims to provide both individuals and Injury Prevention practitioners with basic understanding of the area.
The OIPRC offers a number of workshops for public health practitioners. In the menu you will find descriptions of various workshops, along with slides from workshops the OIPRC has run for public health units in the past. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring the possibility of hosting an OIPRC workshop.
Webinar: Water Safety on the Farm - Preventing Child and Youth Drownings
Webinar: Alcohol Harm in Canada
Ontario Injury Compass: Fall-related Injuries in Young Children Aged 0-6
Fall-related Injuries in Young Children Aged 0-6
This Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency department (ED) visit data for injuries related to falls for children aged 0-6. It also includes environmental and behavioral strategies for parents and caregivers to help prevent falls in young children.
WEBINAR: Preventing Child Falls, the Latest Trends & Prevention Strategies - EXTENDED REGISTRATION!
New Report: Applying situational assessment skills to address opioid-related harms
On May 9, 2017, PHO held a one-day workshop for public health professionals to build local capacity in skills for conducting situational assessments. The workshop helped to identify key considerations for applying these methods to inform local planning to address opioid-related harms.
From this workshop, PHO developed the report – Applying situational assessment skills to address opioid-related harms: Workshop report.
The report shares discussion summaries, presentations and panelist experiences from the workshop to support local public health organizations to:
- understand the steps of conducting a situational assessment
- apply systematic methods for conducting your own situational assessment
- inform community action plans to reduce opioid-related harms
For more information about this report, please contact email@example.com.
The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017
The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017 – Designing Healthy Living
The report was developed through strong collaboration with a variety of partners, experts and stakeholders.
This year’s report can be accessed through this link:
Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017
2018 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute's annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference is a national conference dedicated to advance knowledge on traumatic brain injury in scientific research and clinical care.
Join TRI on February 2, 2018 at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For details, please click on:
2018 TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE
4TH CANADIAN FALL PREVENTION CONFERENCE - St. John’s, June 11-12 ,2018
The website for the 2018 Fall Prevention Conference is up! Please take a look:
SHERATON HOTEL NEWFOUNDLAND
St. John's, Newfoundland
Social Determinants of Health Map - Interactive Tool
Public Health Ontario just launched a new Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Map. The SDOH Map is an online interactive tool that shows the distribution of upstream social determinants of health across the province, Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) and public health units (PHU).
The tool is customizable to allow for specific analysis and comparison. The Map allows to:
- select the indicators that are most relevant for your work
- outline the data specific to your LHIN and/or PHU boundary
- compare two indicators directly on the Map
- download the raw data to do your own analysis
To go to the map, please click on the link:
Social Determinants of Health Map
Electrical Safety at Home - #nosafeshock
Parachute and the Electrical Safety Authority have paired up this fall to support communities across Ontario promote electrical safety in their regions and bring awareness to "Electrical Safety at Home". The goal of the campaign is to empower Parents/Caregivers with knowledge and resources and help keep children from electrical-related harm in their home.
Download the Community Toolkit and Resources with this link
The Parachute Vision Zero Network 2nd Annual Summit
The Public in Public Health - Fall Forum
Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference
Membership List (Updated August 2017)
Consultation Letter - Ontario Government
Concussion in Women and Girls
New Impaired Driving Resources
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addicition has updated their Drug-Impaired Driving Toolkit to include key messages about impaired driving for people living in rural and remote areas. These messages are informed by discussions with the governments of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
In addition to the key messages, they have also added a new poster to our Toolkit. This poster can be downloaded to promote the message that impaired driving applies to all motorized vehicles, including boats and off-road vehicles.
June 2017 Minutes
Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (June 2017)
CPHA Presentation June 29/17
Advocacy Letter Template (Bill C-45)
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
April 2017 Minutes
Drinking & Driving Among Women in Ontario: A Qualitative Study
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) published a new study to investigate knowledge, attitudes and perceptions among women in Ontario and their experiences in relation to drinking and driving. This project was undertaken with support from the Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) and was funded by Beer Canada through its continued support of Change the Conversation program. Drinking and driving continues to be a cause for concern despite a substantial decline in alcohol impaired driving rates in Canada over the last 30 years.
Although there has consistently been a lower rate of impaired driving among women as compared to men, incidents among women have increased in the past two decades. In 2015, women account for 1 in 5 reported incidents of impaired driving whereas in 1986 they represented just 1 in 13. The goal of this research project was to explore the factors that may contribute to driving after drinking behaviours among women. Key findings from this project will inform the development of more targeted prevention messaging that reflects the experiences of women, and more effective strategies to reach this audience to help to reverse this trend. Products emerging from the study will contain tailored preventive messaging and include several resources and fact sheets that will be shared through Change the Conversation, TIRF’s national education program on impaired driving.
Injuries from Falls Involving Skateboards and In-line Skates
To help better understand the issue, this Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency department (ED) visit data for injuries related to falls involving skateboards and in-line skates for those 0-14 years, as well as strategies to prevent injuries resulting from a fall.
Subscribe to the Compass
The Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic. By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released.
To sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation to alPHa (2017
RNAO Cannabis Articles
February 2017 Minutes
Best Start Conference 2017 - Key Messages
CCSA Presentation February 2017
Overview of the Government’s Approach
Membership List (Update March 2017)
Injuries from Falls on Stairs in Ontario
In 2015, there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario. As a cause of falls leading to ED visits, stairs were exceeded only by slips and trips on the same level.
This Ontario Injury Compass presents emergency visit data for injuries related to falls on stairs, as well as leading strategies to prevent these falls from occurring.
Referenced in this Report
Health Canada. (2012). Is Your Child Safe?
Parachute. (2011). Child Safety Good Practice Guide: Good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion - Canadian Edition. Toronto: Parachute.
Ontario Child Injury Prevention Committee. Prevent Child Injury: Key Messages for Preventing Child Injuries among Children 0-36 Months of Age.
Parachute. (n.d.). Home Safety: Around the House
Joint Task Group on Step Dimensions in Dwelling Units. (2013). Report on Step Dimensions in Dwelling Units. (n.p.): Joint Task Group on Step Dimensions in Dwelling Units.
Scott, V. (2012). Fall Prevention Programming: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults. Raleigh, North Carolina: Lulu Publishing.
Summary of Recommendations - Task Force Consultation
November 2016 Minutes
Cannabis and Road Safety - Policy Challenges
CCSA- A Guide to Facilitate Discussions about Youth Cannabis Use
CCSA - Myth Busting Link
Online Learning E-Module (Cannabis Use during Adolescence)
Marijuana and Youth Resource List
Maternal Cannabis Use Backgrounder (2016)
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health BoH Report
Niagara Region BoH Report
A Beginner’s Guide to Aging Successfully: Move it or lose it!
Partager des connaissances avec les conseillers des décideurs politiques
Sharing Knowledge with the Advisors of Policy Makers: A Couple of Myths, a Couple of Tips
Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis - Part 2
Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis - Part 1
Haliburton Transportation Summit
School Zone Safety Workshop
CCSA - The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence Report
Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations - M Word Conference
CanniMed Presentation - M Word Conference
The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence PP - CCSA 2015
Canadian Pharmacists Association - Submission to Federal Task Force
Non-Smokers’ Rights Association - Submission to Federal Task Force
Health Canada’s Task Force Discussion Paper
Cannabis - A Public Health Approach Briefing Note (SMDHU)
Considering Marijuana Legalization - Research Report
Toronto Public Health - Board of Health Report
Cannabis - A Public Health Approach (Middlesex-London)
CMA Submission to Federal Task Force
Submission to Federal Task Force - Cover Letter Template
Submission to Federal Task Force
June 2016 Minutes
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
Falls & Mobility Network Annual Meeting
2017 Ontario Injury Prevention Forum
Young Driver Injuries in Ontario
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.
Referenced in this report
Transport Canada. (2011). Road Safety in Canada. Ottawa: Government of Canada.
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. (2014). Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations. Toronto: Parachute.
Phillips, R.O., Ulleberg, P., & Vaa, T. (2009). Do road safety campaigns work? A meta-analysis of road safety campaign effects. In S. Forward & A. Kazemi (Eds.), A Theoretical Approach to Assess Road Safety Campaigns (pp. 25-45). Brussels: Belgian Road Safety Institute.
Robertson, R.D., & Pashley, C.R. (2015). Road Safety Campaigns: What the Research Tells Us. In Community-Based Toolkit for Road Safety Campaigns. Ottawa: TIRF.
Phillips, R.O., Ulleberg, P., & Vaa, T. (2011). Meta- analysis of the effect of road safety campaigns on accidents. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43, 1204-1218.
Vanlaar, W. Pashley, C., Mayhew, D., Robertson, R., & Mainegra Hing, M. (2014). Understanding Young Drivers in Ontario: FInal Report. Ottawa: TIRF.
Additional resources on this topic
Parachute's National Teen Driver Safety Week resources
Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Distracted Driving page
Distracted Driving in Ontario, Ontario Injury Compass, October 2014
Transport-related injuries in Ontario, Ontario Injury Compass, March 2014
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners - Module 2: Common Types of Injuries and their Risk Factors
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners - Module 3: Injury Prevention Strategies
2016 Not By Accident Conference
Concussion & MVC Documents
Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2016
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitatecommunication and knowledge exchange among practitioners. This content provides a snapshot of initiatives in the areas of policy and research, as well as updates from provincial work groups.
Arrive Alive Conference
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Highlighting Injury Prevention in Ontario: It’s Worth the Investment
Injuries are the leading cause of death for people within the ages of 1 and 44. On the other hand, there is evidence that injuries are preventable. This collaborative project came out of a need for consistent messaging in the province, as well as the need to involve all the relevant stakeholders in order to implement effective injury prevention initiatives. This successful collaboration was led by:
Adapting for Local Use
The document is customizable, allowing for the inclusion of regional or local data, local case stories, as well as other specific needs depending on the intended audience.
For assistance with using and customizing the document, feedback or further information, please contact:
Health Promotion Coordinator, Capacity Building
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)
150 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E8
Brain Injury Association Sarnia & Lambton Conference
Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County Annual Conference
Concussion & Brain Injury Awareness Breakfast
2016 Conference Presentations
Provincial Seatbelt Campaign Funding Opportunity
Canada’s Vision Zero Summit
Drug Use Among Ontario Students: Moving Evidence into Action
Fentanyl Patch Return Program Guidelines
The Fentanyl Patch 4 Patch (P4P) Return Program was first implemented in the District of Nipissing on December 6, 2013. With the identification of the fentanyl issue in the community by the North Bay City Police Crime Unit, and a partnership between the North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee, physicians and community pharmacists, the program was developed, implemented and shared throughout the Province of Ontario.
The North Bay and Area Drug Strategy has created and shared these documents to help the implementation of the P4P program in communities across the province. The resources below are free for your use.
For more information, please contact Pat Cliche, email@example.com.
Opioid Prescribing and Opioid-Related Hospital Visits in Ontario. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2015)
The Burden of Premature Opioid-Related Mortality. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2014)
Deaths Involving Fentanyl in Canada, 2009-2014. (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2015)
Workshop: Outdoor Play, Risky Play & Healthy Child Development
Vision Zero in Canada
Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic. By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released.
To sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.