April 2016

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 CIPR is free to download as a whole or in sections. Visit the Parachute website: www.parachutecanada.org/cipr

 

 

Related Content

Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners
 

OIPPN Minutes

Communication Tools

July 2014

Workshop information

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.

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

May 2016

Upcoming CFPC in Timmins - June 6-7, 2017 (Registration is open)

The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum will be offered at the Porcupine Health Unit in Timmins on June 6-7, 2017.

For more details and registration information, please see the following link:

CFPC Timmins - Porcupine Health Unit, June 6-7, 2017

Please contact Claude Meurehg if you have any questions at cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org

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April 2017 Minutes

OPHA Presentation

April 2017

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.

Click here to download the TIRF report

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Ontario Injury Compass: Injuries from Falls Involving Skateboards and In-Line Skates

June 2017

Ontario Injury Compass: 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.  

 

Related Content

Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners

 

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 compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.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)

December 2016

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. 

Related Content

Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

Fall Prevention Month

Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations

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!

September Minutes

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

Environmental Scan

June 2016 Minutes

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Falls & Mobility Network Annual Meeting

2017 Ontario Injury Prevention Forum

September 2016

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

TIRF's Young and New Driver Resource Centre

Trends among Fatally Injured Teen Drivers, 2000 – 2012

Community-Based Toolkit for Road Safety Campaigns

Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Distracted Driving page

Related Content

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

September 2016

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. 

Click here to view the September 2016 Issue

Arrive Alive Conference

September 2016

Media Support

Here you can find sentences, testimonials, sample tweets and Facebook posts to support the distribution of the document.

Content to come

September 2016

Media Support

Here you can find suggested sentences, testimonials, sample tweets and facebook posts to support the distribution of the document.

Content to come

September 2016

Communications Templates

Here you can download templates designed to support the distribution of the document to all relevant stakeholders.

Template introductory email

Template presentation slides

September 2016

Highlighting Injury Prevention in Ontario:  It’s Worth the Investment

Cover Page: Highlighting injury prevention in Ontario: It's worth the investmentThis document offers information and tools for injury prevention practitioners to raise the profile of injury prevention in Ontario and Canada.

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:

Northwestern Health Unit
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Ontario Public Health Injury Prevention Managers' Alliance
The Regional Municipality of York

Click here to download the document


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:

Claude Meurehg
Health Promotion Coordinator, Capacity Building
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)
Parachute
150 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 300 
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E8
(647) 776-5105
cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org


 

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

August 2016

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. 


Patch 4 Patch Return Program Guidelines

Appendix A: Fentanyl Patch Return Disposal Sheet

Appendix B: Consent for a Controlled Substance
 

For more information, please contact Pat Cliche, pcliche@parachutecanada.org

 

Additional Resources

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)

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Resources

Workshop: Outdoor Play, Risky Play & Healthy Child Development

Vision Zero in Canada

Webinars

May 2016

Child Injuries in Ontario: At home, at play, & on the road

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. In 2015, there were almost 290,000 emergency department visits and over 10,000 hospitalizations for child injuries in Ontario. These figures average out to 25 children being hospitalized and over 750 children visiting an emergency department (ED) each day. 

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. 

 

 

Infographic ImageSafe Kids Week: Issues at a Glance

This one-page, visual resource highlights Ontario data focused on the 2016 Parachute Safe Kids Week themes: At Home, At Play, and On The Road.

 

 

 

Referenced in this report

Parachute. (2011). Child Safety Good Practice Guide: Good investments in unintentional child injury prevention and safety promotion - Canadian Edition. Toronto: Parachute.

Parachute. (n.d.). Safe Kids Week 2016. Retrieved from: http://www.parachutecanada.org/safekidsweek. 


Additional resources on this topic

Parachute Safe Kids Week 2016 resource page

Prevent Child Injury – preventchildinjury.ca

The Canadian Atlas of Child & Youth Injury Prevention - injuryevidence.ca

Related Content

Read the OIPRC's feature article in the May 6, 2016 edition of the Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin

Bicycling-Related ED Visits in Ontario: A focus on children & youth, Ontario Injury Compass, May 2015.

Drowning-Related ED Visits in Ontario: A focus on infants, children & youth, Ontario Injury Compass, June 2014.

World’s Largest Sandbox

May 2016

Road Safety Shareables

These images were created by the Ministry of Transportation and are available for partners to share. They are intended for posting to your website or social media accounts.

Bill 31/Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous. French image.

Texting and calling at red lights? English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. French image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV)

Commercial vehicle infographic

Safety tips for commercial vehicles.

Inspect to protect.

Keep lights clean.

Use full lighting.

Time to react.

Check for black ice.

Slow down before ramps.

Travel prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep calm and check 511.Keep calm and watch for black iceKeep calm and use full lighting system

Keep calm and inspect to protectKeep calm and slow down before rampsKeep calm and slow down.

Keep calm and watch for snowplows.Keep calm and use text stopsKeep calm and give time to react.

Keep calm and travel prepared.

Terms of Reference

SWOT Analysis

2016-17 Workplan

Road Safety Community Partnership Program (RSCPP) Grants

April 2016

Fall Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit provides a sampling of resources available on fall prevention, but it is not an exhaustive list. The resources provided are not to be substituted for medical advice. While there may be some slight variation in guidelines and/or statistics from various agencies, we endorse the statistics provided in this toolkit.

We invite you to download and print the resources, but please credit the agency that created the resource.

Fall Prevention Activities

  1. Check your balance (pdf)
  2. Exercise classes (pdf)
  3. Group social activities (pdf)
  4. Guerilla marketing (pdf)
  5. Mobile clinic for fall prevention (pdf)
  6. Finding balance community activities
  7. Flu clinics - Fall Prevention Month (pdf)
    1. Influenza vaccine consent form (doc)
  8. Group social activities
    1. You are the CSI of falls (pdf)
    2. CSI game - labels for letters (pdf)

Personal Stories

  1. Story from a caregiver (pdf)
  2. Story from an older adult who has fallen (pdf)

Statistics

  1. 65+ falls data Ontario (doc) 
  2. 65+ falls infographic Ontario (pdf)
  3. Adult falls infographic Ontario (pdf)
  4. Fall-related head injuries in adults 65 and over (pdf)
  5. Seniors falls in Canada - English and French (pdf)

Information for Older Adults and Caregivers

  1. General Fall Prevention

    1. Six warning signs of falls (pdf)
    2. Age well, age safely (pdf)
    3. Anyone can fall (pdf)
    4. Are you at risk (pdf)
    5. Foot care and footwear (pdf)
    6. Staying independent (pdf)
    7. Taking care of my health: Falls prevention video campaign 
    8. Finding balance fact sheet (pdf)
      Other languages: FrenchChinese SimplifiedChinese TraditionalKoreanPolishRussianSerbian-CroatianSpanishUrduVietnamese (pdf)
  2. Hydration and Nutrition

    1. Healthy eating for healthy seniors (pdf)
    2. Hydration tips for seniors (pdf)
  3. If You Have a Fall

    1. Helping someone get up from a fall (pdf)
    2. How to get up after a fall (pdf)
      Other languages: FrenchChinese SimplifiedChinese TraditionalKoreanPolishRussianSerbian-CroatianSpanishUrduVietnamese (pdf)
  4. Medications

    1. Check your medications (pdf)
    2. Over the counter medications (pdf)
  5. Physical Activity

    1. Canadian physical activity guidelines (pdf)
    2. Challenge yourself to move (pdf)
    3. Exercises at the kitchen sink (pdf)
    4. Keep active
    5. Tips to get active - English and French (pdf)
    6. Physical activity and aging in Canada - video series 
  6. Safety At Home

    1. Bathroom retrofit (pdf)
    2. Keep your home safe (pdf)
    3. Preparing your home for winter (pdf)
    4. Home safety (video)

Practitioner Resources

  1. Communities of Practice

    1. Canadian Patient Safety Institute CoP on Falls 
    2. Loop - Fall Prevention Community of Practice
  2. Education Resources

    1. Public education slides with speaker notes (Powerpoint presentation)
    2. Post-fall huddles (pdf)
    3. Hip protectors (video)
  3. Guides and Guidelines

    1. Nursing best practice guidelines (pdf)
    2. Physical activity promotion (pdf)
    3. Getting started kit for healthcare organizations - English and French
    4. Preventing fracture in long-term care - Osteoporosis Canada (pdf) 
  4. Other Information

    1. Age-friendly communities (pdf)
    2. Diversity our strength - LGBT toolkit (pdf)
    3. Recommended reading for fall prevention (pdf)
  5. Planning Resources

    1. Conference planning checklist (pdf)
    2. Sample Communication Plan (pdf)
  6. Portals and Resource Centres

    1. Best practices toolkit for LTC homes
    2. Canadian Best Practices Portal
    3. Finding Balance Ontario
    4. Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
    5. Optimal Aging Portal
    6. Parachute's Horizon

Programs and Interventions

  1. A Step Ahead to fall prevention in older adults (pdf)
  2. Stand Up - program for seniors (pdf)
  3. Too fit to fracture (pdf)
  4. Falls Toolkit - Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety 
  5. Exercises at the kitchen sink - handout (pdf)
    1. Exercises at the kitchen sink - English videos - Part 1 and Part 2
    2. Exercises at the kitchen sink - French videos - Part 1 and Part 2
  6. Minds in Motion brochure (pdf)
    1. Minds in Motion - Video
  7. Walk This Way - First NationsL leaders' guide (pdf)
    1. Walk This Way - First Nations kit


Fall Prevention Month

The resources in this toolkit were assembled by the Partners for Promoting November as Fall Prevention Month. Learn more about Fall Prevention Month here.


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Smart Moves

March 2016

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 Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan is being developed with the aim of reducing drowning and water-related injuries in Canada.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

View the Call for Submissions for more information.

2016 Road Safety Challenge

Home

Home Safety Checklist

Webinar: Getting to the Root of Injury Prevention: Social Determinants of Health

Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals Conference

December 2015

Falls from Ladders among Ontario Adults

Falls from ladders lead to thousands of emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions in Ontario each year. Injuries from these falls occur most often among men in middle adulthood. 

Using Ontario emergency department visit and hospital discharge data, this issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents injury data for ladder-related falls, with a focus on adults aged 45-64. It also highlights prevention strategies to address the issue. 

Referenced in this Report:

OIPRC. (2009). Falls from ladders.

Volpe, R. (2014). Best Practices in the Prevention of Mid-life Falls in Everyday Activities.

Additional resources on this topic:

Portable Ladders Fact Sheet (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Step Ladder Fact Sheet (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Diagram: Ladder Safety at Home (Preventable)

Posters: Ladder Falls (Preventable)

Related Content

Read the OIPRC's feature article in the December 11, 2015 edition of the Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin

Adult falls webinar and related resources
 

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 compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.