About the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

The Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) is a resource designed to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate effective fall prevention programs. The CFPC is the only fall prevention curriculum in Canada.

Canadian Falls Prevention CurriculumContent

The CFPC is a two-day workshop that includes a combination of techniques (lectures, visual aids, group discussion, and a group project) to help participants master the following topics:



The CFPC is an elective course of the Geriatric Certificate Program,
Health Sciences, McMaster University

Intended Audience

The CFPC is meant for adult learners working in the area of fall prevention among older adults (those aged 65 years or older) who conduct research activities or design, implement, or evaluate programs aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of falls and fall-related injuries. All participants receive a certificate of completion after the workshop.

Contact Information

The CFPC workshop is presented on an in-demand basis and in various locations across the province of Ontario.

For more information about the CFPC in Ontario, contact:

Claude Meurehg

Not in Ontario? Find your provincial contact.

The British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU)

Leadership for the CFPC is provided by the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit and its partners, together with a national advisory committee of stakeholders. Learn more about the BCIRPU and its partners.


Updated April 24, 2015