Falls from ladders lead to thousands of emergency department visits and hospital admissions in Ontario each year. The highest numbers are seen in middle-aged adults. Using Ontario emergency department visit and hospital discharge data, this issue of the Ontario Injury Compass presents injury data on ladder-related falls, with a focus on 45-64 year olds.

The Partners for Fall Prevention Month have created a toolkit to help organizations in Ontario promote November 2015 as Fall Prevention Month. Any organization can download and use this toolkit free of charge. Toolkit contents include promotional materials, client resources, fall statistics and infographics, and suggestions for activities, events and programming.

Find out what Injury Prevention working groups across Ontario are doing by visiting their microsites. Interested in a microsite for your working group? The OIPRC can help!

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The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) helps injury prevention professionals reduce injury in Ontario.
We do this through:

  • coordination
  • knowledge translation and interpretation
  • knowledge exchange and communication
  • leadership
  • capacity-building
  • system planning

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In the News

New resources for parents on alcohol and youth

The Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and Youth Workgroup has created two new resources for parents to address the topic of alcohol and youth.

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

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has released a new report, Texting While Driving Behaviour Among Ontario Youth and Young Adults. Along with the full report, PHO has prepared a fact sheet and some shareable graphics.

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Registration & Call for Abstracts Open - National Fall Prevention Conference

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.

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Upcoming Events

NEW! 2016 Ontario Bike Summit

April 19 - April 20, 2016

Toronto, Ontario

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CFPC E-Learning - Feb. 26 - Apr. 1, 2016

February 26 - April 1, 2016

Online Course

The next session of the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum E-Learning course will be offered through the University of Victoria from February 26th to April 1st, 2016

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The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC)

April 4 - April 6, 2016

Toronto, ON

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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 in May 2016.

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Safe Kids Week

May 30 - June 5, 2016


Safe Kids Week 2016 will focus on the top injury issues that affect children on the road, at home and at play.

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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.

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