February 2017

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

The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum E-Learning course will be offered through the University of Victoria from February 24th to March 31st, 2017 with instructor, Claude Meurehg, Capacity Building, Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre.

About the CFPC

The Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) is a facilitated, on-line course offered through the University of Victoria Continuing Studies Department. The course is an evidence-based, award-winning and evaluated curriculum providing those working with older adults the knowledge and skills needed to apply a public health approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. With the support of an expert facilitator, participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program tailored to health care or community setting by working through five lessons, incorporating interactive learning, group discussion and completion of a Program Implementation Worksheet.  All participants receive a University of Victoria certificate of completion and become members of the Canadian Fall Prevention Education Collaborative.

CFPC Participant testimonials:
“Excellent combination of evidence-based, practical component and theory. Great resources now more easily available to me”
“Excellent content, very practical and relevant. Really helps one to set up an actual program.”
“The flexibility to work at my own pace and the course content - excellent.”

Curriculum Format

This distant education course runs over five weeks - with approximately 20-25 self-directed hours needed to complete the course - and includes an optional orientation to on-line learning. Courses fill up quickly, so please register early to ensure a spot.


For more details and registration information please click on the link below, or contact Claude Meurehg at cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org

More information about the course is also available at www.canadianfallprevention.ca including a link for ordering the course text: Fall Prevention Programming: Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults. (2012). Lulu Publishing.

Hosting a CFPC Workshop in your Region

The CFPC is also offered as a two-day in-person workshop consisting of five lessons taught through lectures, visual aids, group discussions, and a group project. The cost is $210 plus HST per participant, and this includes course materials, meals, and refreshments. The workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants, with a maximum capacity of 25. 

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a session, please contact Claude Meurehg at cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org or 647-776-5105.

Updated February 6, 2017