Parachute and the OIPRC have produced several reports on the economic burden of injury in Ontario and across Canada.
Injuries cost Canadians $26.8 billion annually, according to The Cost of Injury in Canada, a new report released by Parachute on June 3, 2015.
In fact, injury – from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide, violence and other means – remains the leading cause of death for Canadians aged one to 44, taking the lives of 15,866 people in 2010.
For the province of Ontario, the toll of preventable injuries is a staggering $8.8 billion and 5,785 lives each year.
Updated June 18, 2015