With 2016 marking the 20th year of Parachute Safe Kids Week, an awareness week addressing preventable child injuries, it is an appropriate time to visit the status of child injuries in Ontario. This issue of the Ontario Injury Compass uses ED visit and hospital discharge data to present child injury counts and rates, leading causes of injury, and key resources for injury prevention. A special focus on Parachute Safe Kids Week is also included.

CATT Online provides free concussion toolkits, an online Concussion Response Tool, and downloadable resources. Developed by the BCIRPU, the CATT tool is a great resource for practitioners and residents of Ontario.

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!

What We Do

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

Provincial roll-out of Rethink Your Drinking to begin December 2016

The Rethink Your Drinking Provincial Working Group (RYD PWG) is working toward a coordinated implementation and evaluation plan for provincial participation in the Rethink Your Drinking campaign. Proposed timelines include a start date of December 15, 2016 for the province-wide roll-out.

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Opportunity to help inform a national drowning prevention plan

The Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition is seeking comments about what to include in a national drowning prevention strategy. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2016.

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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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Upcoming Events

Instructor Training: Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention

October 22 - October 23, 2016

Stratford, ON

Participants can either become a certified instructor of the TCAFP program or, at a discounted rate, join to learn the TCAFP program.

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Arrive Alive Conference

November 6 - November 7, 2016

Toronto, ON

This year’s conference theme “Shifting Landscapes” focuses on the many changes to legislation and availability around alcohol and drugs. Speakers will share insights, research, statistics, best practices, and prevention strategies from across Ontario and Canada.

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Falls & Mobility Network Annual Meeting

November 21, 2016

Toronto, ON

Save the date for the Falls & Mobility Network's annual meeting.

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Re-thinking Ageing National Conference

November 24 - November 25, 2016

Toronto, ON

Re-thinking Ageing will bring together delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key actions for advancing the pillars of the National Seniors Strategy

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Canada’s Vision Zero Summit

November 29, 2016

Toronto, ON

This summit will examine the implementation of Vision Zero in Canada, drawing on international examples of Vision Zero and their application to Canada. Presented by Parachute.

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