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April 2016

Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

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July 2014

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Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

January 31 - February 2, 2018

Hagersville, ON

A two day workshop that will give participants the knowledge and skills needed to operate from an evidence-based approach toward older adult falls and fall-related injury prevention, including:

  • an approach to select interventions consistent with proven, evidence-based prevention strategies;
  • an understanding of how to integrate fall prevention programming into existing older adults’ health services policies and protocols; and
  • knowledge of appropriate evaluation and dissemination techniques. 

For more information and to register, download the course flyer.

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

December 2017

Case Study 5: Ottawa first municipality in Canada to offer safeTALK training to every employee

December 2017

Case Study 4: Distracted Driving

December 2017

Case Study 3: Promoting November 2015 as Fall Prevention Month in Ontario

December 2017

Case Study 2: Kids Need a Boost - Booster Seat Campaign

December 2017

Case Study 1: The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable)

December 2017

Recommendations and moving forward

December 2017

When the story changes…

December 2017


Aging with Confidence:  Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors

Webinar:  Water Safety on the Farm - Preventing Child and Youth Drownings

November 29, 2017


Injury Prevention Centre E-Learning Series: Water Safety on the Farm

Dugouts, ponds, sloughs and lagoons are common sights on the Canadian prairies. Water is essential to agriculture, it’s used not only for households, but also for sustaining livestock, irrigation, fire protection and recreation. Unfortunately, these bodies of water can also be safety hazards. From 1990 to 2013, 44 children and youth drowned on Canadian farms.

Using Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting Program data, research has identified a variety of drowning hazards that children and youth may be exposed to on farms.  Luckily, there are a number of strategies which can be implemented to prevent drowning.

Join Dr. Don Voaklander, Director of the Injury Prevention Centre and Ms. Mandy Fisher, Manager of Development and Operations of the Lifesaving Society for a webinar about drowning hazards on the farm and how to prevent childhood drowning deaths and injuries.

To register for the webinar, please go to:  IPC E-Learning Series:  Water Safety on the Farm

Webinar:  Alcohol Harm in Canada

November 28, 2017

Webinar only

Alcohol harm is a serious and growing health concern and a leading cause of injury and death in Canada.
This past June, CIHI released a report and indicator on Canada wide variations of alcohol consumption and alcohol harm using CIHIs new Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol indicator. The report also identifies populations at risk of harm and looks at provincial and territorial alcohol policies.
This webinar will explore the Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol indicator results, strategies to reduce alcohol harm in Ontario and discuss considerations for public health.

Presenters: Dana Riley & Katy Molodianovitsh
Katy M. is Project Lead, Indicator Research and Development, CIHI. Before joining CIHI, she managed health research projects at the University of Manitoba, and served as team lead with the Wait Times Task Force, Manitoba Health. Katy is trained in Biostatistics.
Dana R. is a Program Lead on the Canadian Population Health Initiative team at CIHI. She has a PhD in Population Health from the University of Ottawa. Before joining CIHI, Dana held various health-related research positions at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

To register, please go to the Public Health Ontario webinar page by clicking on this link:  HPCB Seminar:  Alcohol Harm in Canada

November 2017

Fall-related Injuries in Young Children Aged 0-6

WEBINAR:  Preventing Child Falls, the Latest Trends & Prevention Strategies - EXTENDED REGISTRATION!

November 6, 2017

Date:  Monday November 6th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST


This hour-long webinar will feature three panelists discussing the latest trends and prevention strategies for preventing falls in children aged 0-6.  The webinar will include:

  • The latest data on child falls (ages 0-6) in Ontario
  • What? So What? Now What? A child injury prevention campaign (preventchildinjury.ca)
  • ALTER, the Supervising for Home Safety Program

The Speakers:

Matt Aymar is a Spokesperson and Knowledge Translation coordinator with Parachute.  He has a background in physical activity and health promotion with over four years of experience in injury prevention and knowledge translation research. He has a Masters in Applied Health Sciences and has jointly conducted research with interdisciplinary teams of academic researchers and public health professionals.

Etta Li is a Public Health Nurse with York Region Public Health. She has worked in the Childhood Injury Prevention field for over six years.  Etta had previously been actively involved in the Locally Driven Collaborative Project for Childhood Falls, a research project that was funded by PHO.  Etta has been a member of the Ontario Childhood Injury Prevention Committee for six years. One of the objectives of the committee is to engage community stakeholders in the implementation of consistent, age and stage based childhood injury prevention messages in Ontario.

Dr. Barbara Morrongiello is a Professor in Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis at the University of Guelph.  She holds a Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Injury Prevention and works closely with Public Health units and Parachute on knowledge translation and dissemination activities to reduce childhood injuries. She is the principal investigator on grants funded by SSHRC and CIHR and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, and Injury Prevention. Honors include election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and being appointed to be Scientific Officer at the Institute of Gender, Sex, and Health at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.


***And remember...November is Fall Prevention Month!! Help spread the word and promote falls in your community.  
Visit fallpreventionmonth.ca for more details***

October 2017

New Report: Applying situational assessment skills to address opioid-related harms

October 2017

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017

October 2017


October 2017


October 2017

Social Determinants of Health Map - Interactive Tool

September 2017

Electrical Safety at Home - #nosafeshock

The Parachute Vision Zero Network 2nd Annual Summit

October 16, 2017

Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay Street Toronto

This two day conference will bring together grassroots organizations, enforcement, public health professionals and researchers to discuss the implementation of Vision Zero.  Breakout sessions will allow individuals to learn a variety of different issues as they relate to the elimination of motor vehicle fatalities.

For details and registration please go to:

The Parachute Vision Zero Network 2nd Annual Summit

The Public in Public Health - Fall Forum

November 8, 2017

Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto

The Ontario Public Health Association's 2017 Forum is a networking and training event where, among other things, you'll explore the answers to the following questions:

What are the concerns and interests of the public?
What are their perceptions about public health?
What are the social, demographic and political trends shaping society?  
How will new legislative changes and changing funding environments impact our work?

To learn more about the conference details, program and registration information, please click on the link below.

The Public in Public Health

Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference

November 23, 2017

Ryerson University, Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre

The National Institute on Ageing’s Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference will bring together experts, thought leaders, practitioners and delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key ideas and actions to support older adults to age in place. This conference will discuss ageing in place from a variety of perspectives.

To register, please click on the following link:  Envisioning Ageing in Place Conference

Membership List (Updated August 2017)

Consultation Letter - Ontario Government

Concussion in Women and Girls

September 23, 2017

BMO Education & Conference Centre, Toronto

This is the first symposium of “Concussion in Women and Girls” hosted by the Canadian Concussion Centre at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre. 

The invited speakers will present on the latest research & developments in Prevention, Diagnosis, Management/Intervention, and Policy.

Please see the following event flyer for speaker and registration details:  Registration is Open

August 2017

New Impaired Driving Resources

June 2017 Minutes

Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (June 2017)

CPHA Presentation June 29/17

June 2017

Injuries from Falls Involving Skateboards and In-line Skates

Advocacy Letter Template (Bill C-45)

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference


April 2017 Minutes

OPHA Presentation

April 2017

Drinking & Driving Among Women in Ontario:  A Qualitative Study

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)

March 2017

Injuries from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Ontario

December 2016

Injuries from Falls on Stairs in Ontario

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!

November 24, 2016


11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

The proportion of the population over the age of 65 is projected to hit unprecedented levels in Canada and worldwide in the next 30 years. Globally applicable and effective strategies to promote the health of aging persons are desperately needed. Physical activity to promote and preserve cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and muscular strength is likely the most generically applicable and effective health strategy available. Evidence surrounding the impact of how improvements/preservation of CRF and strength can help people age ‘successfully’ will be presented and evidence-based conclusions focusing on the need for prioritizing strength training will be highlighted.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of cardiorespiratory fitness and strength in successful aging.
  • Identify the role that even brief periods of sedentarism have on health and function in older adults.
  • Understand the role that muscular strength plays in alleviating fall risk in older persons.


Registration for this webinar closes on November 22, 2016 at noon.
Register online.

September Minutes

Partager des connaissances avec les conseillers des décideurs politiques

December 6, 2016


2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

Ce webinaire, présenté par Florence Morestin du CCNPPS (Centre de collaboration nationale sur les politiques publiques et la santé), 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?  

Au terme de ce webinaire, les participants seront en mesure de :

  • Distinguer différents types de conseillers des décideurs politiques;
  • Évaluer la pertinence de s'adresser à ces conseillers;
  • Affiner leurs stratégies d'interaction avec des conseillers, sur la base des conseils donnés par ces derniers et des leçons qui ressortent de la littérature. 

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Access this Webinar in English

This webinar is also available in English, on December 13, 2016.
Visit event page.

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

December 13, 2016


2:00 - 3:00 pm ET

This webinar, presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, will focus on the advisors of policy makers: who they are, and why and how they can be approached when you want public health knowledge to be considered during public policy development.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • distinguish between various types of advisors of policy makers;
  • assess how relevant it might be to approach these advisors; and,
  • refine their strategies for interacting with advisors, based on the advice that advisors shared with us and on lessons drawn from the literature.

Learn more and register online

Access this Webinar in French

This webinar is also available in French, on December 6, 2016.
Visit event page.

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis - Part 2

December 13, 2016


Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

About the Webinar series: Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis

This two-part HC Link webinar series (co-hosted by Parent Action on Drugs and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) 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). Findings from this study can aid policy makers, prevention specialists and researchers in developing effective prevention efforts.

Part 2: Implications for practice and policy

Part 2 of the series will focus on:

  • Key points of the study's findings
  • Implications of the findings on cannabis prevention, research and policy
  • A panel discussion featuring youth-facing practitioners from The Student Commission of Canada (Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement), Sick Kids Hospital and Parent Actions on Drugs (PAD)
  • A review of the study limitations and future directions for research


Full details and registration is online through Eventbrite

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis - Part 1

November 30, 2016


Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

About the Webinar series: Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis

This two-part HC Link webinar series (co-hosted by Parent Action on Drugs and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) 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). Findings from this study can aid policy makers, prevention specialists and researchers in developing effective prevention efforts.

Part 1: Research results and lessons learned

Part 1 of the series will focus on:

  • Methods used in the study undertaken to better understand youth knowledge, misconceptions and influencing factors regarding cannabis
  • Challenges to consider when conducting qualitative research
  • Benefits of an integrated knowledge translation process
  • Findings of the study


Full details and registration is online through Eventbrite

Haliburton Transportation Summit

November 15, 2016

Haliburton, ON

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Haliburton Legion, 719 Mountain Street, Haliburton

At this summit, key decision-makers, stakeholders and leaders from across various sectors will focus on the creation of a plan for transportation in the Haliburton Highlands.


  • Overview of the current context
  • Analysis of previous local initiatives
  • Information on services being provided in bordering regions and regions of similar geography and demographics.

Working session devoted to determining:

  • what actions need to be taken within Haliburton County to create a more mobile and better connected community
  • the steps that are required to get there (in the short, medium and long term), and
  • how we can work together to realize the transportation system that we want and need.

At the end of the day,  interested parties will be asked to form a Taskforce to carry these plans forward.


Cost is $25
Full event details and registration are online through Eventbrite

School Zone Safety Workshop

November 15, 2016

Vaughan, ON

The Ontario Traffic Council is hosting a School Zone Safety Workshop, featuring industry experts and discussion of shared experiences, ongoing issues and potential solutions.

View the full program for more information


Cost is $254.25 ($225 + HST)

Register online: http://www.otc.org/events/school-zone-safety-workshop 

Register by mail/fax using the registration form

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

November 1 - November 7, 2016


The theme for this year's Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is "Beat the Silent Killer". 

The Office of the Fire Marshal has developed a number of resources for raising public awareness about CO safety:

​The Office of the Fire Marshal also invites local partners to share their plans for CO Awareness Week

Falls & Mobility Network Annual Meeting

November 21, 2016

Toronto, ON

Register now for the Falls & Mobility Network's annual meeting!

November 21, 2016
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
550 University Avenue, Toronto


This conference will present emerging research and innovative clinical practices with an aim to promote safe, independent mobility & prevent falls across clinical populations and the care continuum.


Cost is $50 ($25 for students)
Register online

Contact Information

For more information on this event please contact:

Liz Inness, 416-597-3422 x.7816, liz.inness@uhn.ca

Avril Mansfield, 416-597-3422 x.7831, avril.mansfield@uhn.ca

2017 Ontario Injury Prevention Forum

May 2, 2017

Toronto, ON

Registration NOW OPEN for the provincial Injury Prevention Forum to be held at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto on May 2, 2017. 

This one-day event will focus on road safety. 

Please click here to register and for more details.

September 2016

Young Driver Injuries in Ontario

2016 Not By Accident Conference

October 18, 2016

London, ON

Register now for the 2016 Not By Accident Conference!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd. S., London

Download the program

This year’s theme is "Zero Road Fatalities Ahead: What it takes to get there", exploring road safety strategies at the municipal, provincial and national levels. 


Cost is $75 (tax included)
Register online using Eventbrite

Concussion & MVC Documents

September 2016

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2016

Arrive Alive Conference

November 6 - November 7, 2016

Toronto, ON

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale, Toronto


This year’s conference theme “Shifting Landscapes” focuses on the many changes, some in play and some on the horizon, to legislation and availability around alcohol and drugs. Speakers will share insights, research, statistics, best practices, and prevention strategies from across Ontario and Canada.

Speakers include:

  • Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation of Ontario
  • Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission
  • James Palangio, Crown Counsel, Crown Law Office Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Jessica Mahon, Team Lead, Special Projects, Policy and Education, Road User Safety, Ministry of Transportation
  • Rita Thomas, Manager, Back on Track Program
  • Amy Peaire, Centre of Forensic Sciences, Ministry of Community Safety Correctional Services
  • Leslie Smith, Executive Director, Smart Serve Ontario

View the conference flyer



Rate: $125.00/delegate
Group rate of $100.00/delegate (three+ delegates)
Hotel Room Rate: $149.95 (mention Arrive Alive Conference)

Download the registration form
For more information, visit the conference website: arrivealive.org/arrive-alive-conference

September 2016

Media Support

September 2016

Media Support

September 2016

Communications Templates

September 2016

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

Brain Injury Association Sarnia & Lambton Conference

September 28, 2016

Sarnia, ON

The New Me: Maximizing Functional Outcomes After Brain Injury

Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Best Western Guildwood Inn, Sarnia

The objective of this one day conference is to provide information and practical strategies for managing an acquired brain injury.  Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of experts in their field of practice.  A break-out session will provide individual time to ask more questions about certain topics during the morning.

Intended Audience: Health Care and Rehabilitation professionals who are currently providing community based rehabilitation services to the acquired brain injury population, insurance claims adjusters, and lawyers will benefit from participation.   The breakout sessions of the conference are designed to meet the needs specifically of survivors, caregivers and or family members. 

View the conference program


The early bird rate of $150 is still available. (Lower rate available for survivors, caregivers, and students).

Download the registration form


For more information, please contact Cheryl Scollard, 519-452-0046 x, 348 or cscollard@dmarehab.com

Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County Annual Conference

October 19, 2016

Windsor, ON

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor

Join the Brain Injury Association of Windosr & Essex County for its 4th annual conference, The Collaborative ABI Journey.

Intended audience: Clinicians, individuals with ABIs and their families

Learn more at: www.biawe.com/news/conference


Cost: $135 (lower rates available for students and individuals with ABI)

Download the registration form or register online