Upcoming event

April 2016

Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

OIPPN Minutes

Communication Tools

July 2014

Workshop information

Ontario Injury Compass: Child Injuries in Ontario

May 2016

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.

View the event flyer

RSVP

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to reserve your space: 684-7237

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

May 2016

Upcoming CFPC in Sault Ste. Marie - October 18 and 19, 2016

April 2016

Upcoming CFPC session - Waterloo, June 20-21, 2016

Terms of Reference

SWOT Analysis

2016-17 Workplan

Road Safety Community Partnership Program (RSCPP) Grants

April 7 - March 31, 2017

Province-wide

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

Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

October 22 - October 23, 2016

Stratford, ON

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.

View the workshop flyer

Contact

For more information, please contact the organizers at taichiforhealthinontario@gmail.com or visit the Tai Chi for Health Institute's website.

March 2016

Opportunity to help inform a national drowning prevention plan

2016 Road Safety Challenge

May 11 - June 12, 2016

Province-wide

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

Home Safety Checklist

Safe Kids Week

May 30 - June 5, 2016

Canada-wide

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

Webinar

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. 

Registration

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

January 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: 
http://watchyourstepcanada.com/

Contact Information

Karin Ivand, Conference Coordinator
647-343-5034
karin@bayhousegroup.com

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 - September 2015

2015 Conference Presentations

September 2015

Leading health organizations call for provincial alcohol strategy

April 2016

Fall Prevention Month

June 2015

Everyone’s Falling but Me: Approaching fall prevention in the adult population

June 2015

Cost of Injury in Canada - Ontario Highlights

June 2015

Cost of Injury in Canada (2015)

May 2015

Bicycling-Related ED Visits in Ontario: A focus on children and youth

May 2015

Call for Participants: CSA Technical Committee on Workplace First Aid

April 2016

Resources

Lead Trauma Hospitals in Ontario

May 2015

Join the Movement for Falls Prevention Month

Illustrations

April 2015

Ontario Ministry of Transportation releases 2012 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report

NE-LHIN Membership

NE-LHIN: Physical Activity and Communication

NE-LHIN Newsletters

NE-LHIN Work plan

NE-LHIN Terms of Reference

NE-LHIN Home

Concussion Awareness Training Tool

Resources

Minutes

March 2015

Trauma Hospitalizations in Ontario

MVC Subcommittee Minutes

March 2015

Ontario Health Profile

Managers/Network Chairs In-Person Meeting

March 2016

CATT Concussion Tool

April 2016

Concussion Algorithm for Primary Care

Contact Info

Resources

Terms of Reference

Minutes

Meetings

January 2015

Tobogganing in Ontario: What’s the risk?

Comprehension Test: Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners

January 2015

Skiing, Snowboarding & Sledding: Alpine Sports Injuries in Ontario

OIPPN - MVC Home

Home

2014 Conference Presentations

Home

Dr Morrongiello AMM Graphics Study

Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) Summary Reports

Childhood Injury Prevention Newsletters

November 2014

Competition Bureau checks helmet-maker Bauer over concussion claims

November 2014

ACICR changes name to Injury Prevention Centre

November 2014

Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report

Potential Partners and Resources

October 2014

LDCP Alcohol and Related Harms Report Released

October 2014

Distracted Driving in Ontario

September 2014

Watch Your Step 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report

September 2014

Clinical Effectiveness of Hip Protectors: From evidence to practice

September 2014

Suicide Mortality in Ontario

September 2014

WHO releases first global report on suicide prevention

September 2014

Provincial Policy Newsletter

September 2014

Provincial Injury Initiatives - September 2014

Proposed Changes to the National Building Code of Canada: Improved Stair Dimensions

September 15, 2014

Webinar

Background

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!

View the event flyer for more details.

Registration

Limited space available! Register at www.parachutecanada.org/stairs

February 2016

Links

April 2016

Evaluation Toolkit

April 2016

Tools

June 2015

Economic Burden of Injury reports

May 2016

Provincial Initiatives Newsletter

What We Do section

Clinical effectiveness of hip protectors - from evidence to practice

September 11, 2014

Webinar

Webinar Description

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.  

Presenter

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. 

Webinar Recording

View the recorded webinar here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHs51C65lLA 

August 2014

IP Chat

Injury Prevention Working Group Microsites

September 2015

Ontario Working Group Microsites

August 2014

Ontario Ministry of Transportation releases 2011 Ontario Road Safety Annual Report

July 2014

Ontario Injury Data Reports