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April 2016

Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

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July 2014

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April 2017

Drinking & Driving Among Women in Ontario:  A Qualitative Study

Ontario Injury Compass: Injuries from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Ontario

April 2017

Ontario Injury Compass: Injuries from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Ontario

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)

February 2017

CFPC E-Learning - Feb. 24 - March 31, 2017 (registrations closed)

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

Concussion & Brain Injury Awareness Breakfast

October 5, 2016

St. Thomas, ON

Join Safe Communities St. Thomas-Elgin for this morning educational event.

Date: October 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: St. Anne's Centre, 20 Morrison Dr., St. Thomas

The goal of this event is to provide education on current research, treatments options and support, and learn from the personal experience of living with a concussion. 

View the event flyer


Cost: $20
To register, contact Brian Leverton, St. Thomas Fire Dept
519-631-0210, bleverton@stthomas.ca

2016 Conference Presentations

Provincial Seatbelt Campaign Funding Opportunity

September 6 - September 9, 2016

The deadline to apply for funding is September 9th.

The Ontario Provincial Seatbelt Campaign will run from September 28 - October 7, 2016, and marks the 40th year of seatbelt legislation in Ontario.

Application Package

For full details and the application form, download the 2016 Participant's Guide.
Have questions? Contact your MTO Regional Marketing Planner. (A list is available on page 8 of the package)

Canada’s Vision Zero Summit

November 29, 2016

Toronto, ON

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, reception to follow at 6:00 pm
Location: 585 Dundas Street E, Toronto

About the Summit 

This summit will examine the implementation of Vision Zero in Canada, drawing on international examples of Vision Zero and their application to Canada. Examples will include Sweden, Edmonton and New York City's implementation of Vision Zero road safety initiatives. Speakers will be drawn from Canadian and international road safety leaders and researchers, including Dr. Matts-Åke Belin, Swedish Transport Administration (invited) and Gerry Shimko, Edmonton Office of Traffic Safety (invited).


This not-to-be-missed event will bring together leaders in health, traffic safety and engineering, police enforcement, policy-makers, local government and corporate partners to develop and share winning strategies for implementation of Vision Zero.


Early bird registration is now available until October 1, 2016 - $249.00
Regular pricing after October 1, 2016 - $299.00

Register now online!

Drug Use Among Ontario Students: Moving Evidence into Action

October 5, 2016


Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
presented by Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) in the Provincial System Support Program at CAMH

In this webinar, presenters will reflect on how OSDUHS (Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey) data has been used to inform programming, planning, and policy at the system level. This follows a previous webinar that provided an overview of the 2015 OSDUHS survey results. A recording and slides from Part 1 are available online.


Please register online: https://osduhs_part2.eventbrite.com/ 


The Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) is a population survey of Ontario students in grades 7 through 12. The OSDUHS began in 1977 and is the longest ongoing school survey in Canada, and one of the longest in the world.

Learn more about OSDUHS and read the latest report

August 2016

Fentanyl Patch Return Program Guidelines

Contact Info

PMC Home


Workshop: Outdoor Play, Risky Play & Healthy Child Development

June 13, 2016

Toronto, ON

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Toronto Sheridan Centre, Chestnut West Room

This CPHA pre-conference session is designed for multi-sector stakeholders and community leaders to increase knowledge and understanding of the evidence-based connections between outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development.

Risky play includes concepts of outdoor, unstructured, child-directed play that allows children to explore their environment, develop physical competencies and understand risk tolerance that supports their long term healthy development. This workshop will share the evidence that supports a direct correlation between outdoor play, risky play and healthy child development. Through case studies and community stories, it will examine how the Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play is being used across Canada to improve access to outdoor play and risky play.

This workshop will:

  1. examine local level and systemic barriers that limit access to outdoor play, including risky play within the context of Public Health.  

  2. share the research that supports the connection between risky play and children’s social, mental and physical health and well-being.

  3. provide a knowledge sharing opportunity to strengthen dialogue on risky play and healthy child development through an evidence-based, population health framework

  4. reframe concepts of risk and provide simple definitions of what is and is not risky play.

  5. comprehensively address issues of liability, duty of care and risk management within a Public Health and community context.
  6. share case studies and tools to strengthen understanding of the benefits of risky play


Register online

Vision Zero in Canada

June 22, 2016


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)

Presented by Parachute, this webinar will provide an overview of the Vision Zero Framework, a leading road safety strategy that is gaining global traction, as well as the Safe Systems approach for transportation. The event will also showcase examples of implementation at the provincial and municipal levels, applying Vision Zero to a Canadian context.


1. Vision Zero: an Overview, Alex Kelly, Parachute

2. Safe Systems Approach and the BC Experience, Neil Arason, Government of British Columbia

3. Edmonton Experience - Implementing Vision Zero in a Canadian Community, Gerry Shimko, Edmonton Office of Traffic Safety


Please register online

Additional Resources

Learn more about Vision Zero on Parachute's website: www.parachutecanada.org/visionzero 


May 2016

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

World’s Largest Sandbox

June 8, 2016

Ottawa, ON

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 

May 2016

Road Safety Shareables

Terms of Reference

SWOT Analysis

2016-17 Workplan

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).

April 2016

Fall Prevention Toolkit

March 2016

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. 

2016 Themes

  1. Distracted Driving
  2. Impaired Driving by Drugs or Alcohol
  3. Pedestrian Safety
  4. Cycling Safety
  5. Slow Down, Move Over for Tow Trucks

RSC Application Package

Download the RSC Application Package for full information on how to participate.

Contact Information

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

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.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Lindsay Toth, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (lindsay@onf.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.

December 2015

Falls from Ladders among Ontario Adults

December 2015

New resources for parents on alcohol and youth

November 2016

Alcohol and Youth: Resources for Parents

November 2015

PHO report: Despite knowing the law, young people in Ontario still text while driving

2016 National Fall Prevention Conference

May 16 - May 17, 2016

Calgary, Alberta

Registration and the Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2016 Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference in Calgary, Alberta on May 16 and 17, 2016.
The last two conferences sold out, so it is strongly recommended that you register as soon as possible. There are 75 early bird spots available - first come, first served!
View the conference flyer
Visit the conference website for information and to register: 

Contact Information

Karin Ivand, Conference Coordinator

October 2015

Registration & Call for Abstracts Open - National Fall Prevention Conference

September 2015

Fall-related Head Injuries in Adults 65 and over

September 2015

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2015

2015 Conference Presentations