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:
- News release template
- Print public service announcement
- Q&As about CO alarm requirements
- Social Media:
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
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)
For more information on this event please contact:
Liz Inness, 416-597-3422 x.7816, firstname.lastname@example.org
Avril Mansfield, 416-597-3422 x.7831, email@example.com
2017 Ontario Injury Prevention Forum
May 2, 2017
Save the date!
A provincial Injury Prevention Forum will be held at the BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto on May 2, 2017.
This one-day event will focus on road safety.
Details will be posted as they become available.
Ontario Injury Compass: Teen Driver Injuries in Ontario
Young Driver Injuries in Ontario
2016 Not By Accident Conference
October 18, 2016
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
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
Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2016
Arrive Alive Conference
November 6 - November 7, 2016
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.
- 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
Group rate of $100.00/delegate (three+ delegates)
Hotel Room Rate: $149.95 (mention Arrive Alive Conference)
Highlighting Injury Prevention in Ontario: It’s Worth the Investment
Brain Injury Association Sarnia & Lambton Conference
September 28, 2016
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.
The early bird rate of $150 is still available. (Lower rate available for survivors, caregivers, and students).
For more information, please contact Cheryl Scollard, 519-452-0046 x, 348 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Provincial roll-out of Rethink Your Drinking to begin December 2016
Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County Annual Conference
October 19, 2016
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)
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.
To register, contact Brian Leverton, St. Thomas Fire Dept
2016 Not By Accident Conference
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.
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
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
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.
Re-thinking Ageing National Conference
November 24 - November 25, 2016
Re-thinking Ageing will bring together delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key actions for advancing the pillars of the National Seniors Strategy, released in October 2015. For each pillar, there will be an expert panel, followed by related breakout sessions for presentations and interactive discussion.
Location: BMO Education Centre, Toronto
Cost: $199 for one day, $350 for both days
Program and Registration
A preliminary program is now available.
Registration is open, with discounted rates for seniors and students. Register here.
Individuals and organizations are invited to submit a brief overview of their innovative ideas, products, practices, and initiatives to create an Idea Bank for Implementing the National Seniors Strategy. Learn more.
Submission deadline is September 9, 2016.
For more information please contact Stephanie Woodward, email@example.com
Fentanyl Patch Return Program Guidelines
Workshop: Outdoor Play, Risky Play & Healthy Child Development
June 13, 2016
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:
examine local level and systemic barriers that limit access to outdoor play, including risky play within the context of Public Health.
share the research that supports the connection between risky play and children’s social, mental and physical health and well-being.
provide a knowledge sharing opportunity to strengthen dialogue on risky play and healthy child development through an evidence-based, population health framework
reframe concepts of risk and provide simple definitions of what is and is not risky play.
- comprehensively address issues of liability, duty of care and risk management within a Public Health and community context.
share case studies and tools to strengthen understanding of the benefits of risky play
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
Learn more about Vision Zero on Parachute's website: www.parachutecanada.org/visionzero
Webinar: Prevent Child Injury
Child Injuries in Ontario: At home, at play, & on the road
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
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
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
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