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.

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

November 2017

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!

October 2017

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 hpcb@oahpp.ca.

October 2017

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

October 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

October 2017

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:

4TH CANADIAN FALL PREVENTION CONFERENCE

June 11-12
SHERATON HOTEL NEWFOUNDLAND
St. John's, Newfoundland


 

October 2017

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

September 2017

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

August 2017

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.

Click here to see the toolkit

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.

Click here to download the poster

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

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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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June 2017

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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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 compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.