Ontario Injury Compass: Child Injuries in Ontario
Child Injuries in Ontario: At home, at play, & on the road
Conquer Your Commute: Helmets, DIY Tune-Ups and Road Rules
June 2, 2016
Thunder Bay, ON
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: ICP Main Meeting Room (#2178), Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
This event is presented by Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Prevention & Screening Services, Safe Cycling Thunder Bay, and Fresh Air Thunder Bay. Presentations focus on cycling safety tips and bike maintenance.
This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to reserve your space: 684-7237
World’s Largest Sandbox
June 8, 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa
About the Event
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. For the fifth year in a row, the World’s Largest Sandbox will bring together Parliamentarians, media personalities, not for profit organizations and industry professionals in a giant sandbox with local children and school groups for an exciting sandcastle-building competition!
This event is free to the public. Organizations working in child and youth health and wellbeing are invited to join the sandbox for informal networking, opportunities for public engagement, and fun.
Visit The Sandbox Project's event page: http://sandboxproject.ca/news
Injury Prevention Working Group
Did you know The Sandbox Project has an Injury Prevention Working Group? Learn more: http://sandboxproject.ca/projects/working-group-injury-prevention
Road Safety Shareables
Upcoming CFPC in Sault Ste. Marie - October 18 and 19, 2016
Upcoming CFPC session - Waterloo, June 20-21, 2016
Terms of Reference
Road Safety Community Partnership Program (RSCPP) Grants
April 7 - March 31, 2017
Funding from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is available April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 through the Road Safety Community Partnership Program (RSCPP).
How to Apply
Download and complete the 2016-2017 RSCPP application package.
For more information, please contact your Regional Planner (regional contacts are listed on p.15 of the package).
Fall Prevention Toolkit
Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention
October 22 - October 23, 2016
Tai Chi for Health is a series of programs which were designed by Dr. Paul Lam with medical and tai chi experts. This workshop is designed for certification to safely and effectively instruct the form to others. Participants can either become a certified instructor of the TCAFP program or, at a discounted rate, join to learn the TCAFP program.
Opportunity to help inform a national drowning prevention plan
2016 Road Safety Challenge
May 11 - June 12, 2016
This year's Road Safety Challenge (RSC) will run from May 11 - June 12, 2016.
About the Road Safety Challenge
The Challenge raises awareness of road safety issues at the local level through special activities that address local and provincial concerns. Communities are challenged to help reduce collision-related deaths and injuries.
The RSC provides an opportunity for public agencies to form partnerships and alliances with community groups and the private sector to raise awareness of road safety issues. In many cases, it lays the groundwork to continue this working relationship throughout the year.
- Distracted Driving
- Impaired Driving by Drugs or Alcohol
- Pedestrian Safety
- Cycling Safety
- Slow Down, Move Over for Tow Trucks
RSC Application Package
Download the RSC Application Package for full information on how to participate.
For more information, please contact your Regional Planner from the Ministry of Transportation. Regional Planners are listed on page 6 of the application package.
Home Safety Checklist
Safe Kids Week
May 30 - June 5, 2016
2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Safe Kids Week!
This national awareness week brings attention to preventable and predictable injuries in children. Safe Kids Week 2016 will focus on the top injury issues that affect children at home, at play, and on the road.
Community toolkits and additional resources are available from Parachute.
For more information, visit www.parachutecanada.org/safekidsweek
Webinar: Getting to the Root of Injury Prevention: Social Determinants of Health
January 19, 2016
This webinar is presented by the Fall Prevention Community of Practice with support from the Seniors Health Knowledge Network.
Date: January 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Presenter Diana Daghofer will explore how injuries, including falls, are related to the determinants of health. Evidence shows that people living in the lowest socio-economic quintile experience more injuries that require hospitalization than those in the highest SES quintile. Discussion of ways that practitioners can take the SDH into account in their practices will round out the presentation.
This event is free, but requires registration. Click here to register online.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Toth, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 including health professionals, engineers, government officials, crash reconstructionists, insurers, researchers, enforcement, and others.
The theme for this year's conference is Working for Road Safety, to emphasize that motor vehicle crashes are a significant cause of traumatic workplace injury and death in Canada. These injuries and deaths impact families and workplaces both emotionally and financially.
Updated information is available on CARSP's website.
Falls from Ladders among Ontario Adults
New resources for parents on alcohol and youth
Alcohol and Youth: Resources for Parents
PHO report: Despite knowing the law, young people in Ontario still text while driving
2016 National Fall Prevention Conference
May 16 - May 17, 2016
Registration & Call for Abstracts Open - National Fall Prevention Conference
Fall-related Head Injuries in Adults 65 and over
Provincial Injury Initiatives - September 2015
2015 Conference Presentations
Leading health organizations call for provincial alcohol strategy
Fall Prevention Month
Everyone’s Falling but Me: Approaching fall prevention in the adult population
Cost of Injury in Canada - Ontario Highlights
Cost of Injury in Canada (2015)
Bicycling-Related ED Visits in Ontario: A focus on children and youth
Call for Participants: CSA Technical Committee on Workplace First Aid
Lead Trauma Hospitals in Ontario
Join the Movement for Falls Prevention Month
Ontario Ministry of Transportation releases 2012 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report
NE-LHIN: Physical Activity and Communication
NE-LHIN Work plan
NE-LHIN Terms of Reference
Concussion Awareness Training Tool
Trauma Hospitalizations in Ontario
MVC Subcommittee Minutes
Ontario Health Profile
Managers/Network Chairs In-Person Meeting
CATT Concussion Tool
Concussion Algorithm for Primary Care
Terms of Reference
Tobogganing in Ontario: What’s the risk?
Comprehension Test: Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners
Skiing, Snowboarding & Sledding: Alpine Sports Injuries in Ontario
OIPPN - MVC Home
2014 Conference Presentations
Dr Morrongiello AMM Graphics Study
Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) Summary Reports
Childhood Injury Prevention Newsletters
Competition Bureau checks helmet-maker Bauer over concussion claims
ACICR changes name to Injury Prevention Centre
Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report
Potential Partners and Resources
LDCP Alcohol and Related Harms Report Released
Distracted Driving in Ontario
Watch Your Step 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report
Clinical Effectiveness of Hip Protectors: From evidence to practice
Suicide Mortality in Ontario
WHO releases first global report on suicide prevention
Provincial Policy Newsletter
Provincial Injury Initiatives - September 2014
Proposed Changes to the National Building Code of Canada: Improved Stair Dimensions
September 15, 2014
A proposed change to the National Building Code of Canada, aiming to improve stair dimensions and reduce stair-related falls in Canada, will come to a public review in fall 2014 (date TBA). Public support in the form of comments will be critical to pushing this change through. We need your support!
Webinar presented by Parachute
Join Parachute for an important discussion on the Proposed Changes to the National Building Code of Canada. Canada's leading experts will present years of research findings and explain the proposed changes to the building code. Learn how you can be involved!
Limited space available! Register at www.parachutecanada.org/stairs
Economic Burden of Injury reports
Provincial Initiatives Newsletter
What We Do section
Clinical effectiveness of hip protectors - from evidence to practice
September 11, 2014
This webinar took place on September 11, 2014.
Presented by the Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice and the Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN).
Hip protectors have been promoted as a method for preventing hip fractures in high risk populations. However, recent meta-analyses have questioned the clinical effectiveness of existing hip protectors, identifying (a) poor compliance among users in wearing the devices (often less than 50%), and (b) biomechanical effectiveness (lack of regulation in the design of hip protectors) as major barriers for this technology. Consequently, many health professionals are uncertain whether or not hip protectors should be recommend to their patients/residents/clients. If yes, what types are more likely to prevent hip fractures and what are the best strategies for improving compliance?
This webinar presented research related to the effectiveness of hip protectors, as well as the results of a systematic review related to strategies for overcoming perceived barriers and improve acceptance and adherence with the use of hip protectors.
This presentation provides great information for practitioners wanting to evaluate the evidence base for hip protectors. It will also be of interest to decision makers who must have a good understanding of the benefits of providing this type of technology.
Fabio Feldman, PhD. Fabio Feldman has been the Manager, Seniors Falls and Injury Prevention for the Fraser Health Authority since September 2006. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Falls Prevention initiatives in acute care, long term care facilities, assisted living, and community. Most of the programs developed by Fabio and the FH Falls Prevention Team have been adopted by other health region across Canada. Fabio got his PhD in the area of biomechanics at Simon Fraser University. His research was mainly focus on the prevention of falls and hip fractures. He currently holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and is a Faculty member of the Safer Healthcare Now! Falls Prevention Team.
View the recorded webinar here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHs51C65lLA