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.
ResourcesConcussion Awareness Training Tool
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!
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) helps injury prevention professionals reduce injury in Ontario.
We do this through:
- knowledge translation and interpretation
- knowledge exchange and communication
- system planning
October 22 - October 23, 2016
Participants can either become a certified instructor of the TCAFP program or, at a discounted rate, join to learn the TCAFP program.
November 6 - November 7, 2016
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.
November 21, 2016
Save the date for the Falls & Mobility Network's annual meeting.
November 24 - November 25, 2016
Re-thinking Ageing will bring together delegates to learn, share, and brainstorm key actions for advancing the pillars of the National Seniors Strategy
November 29, 2016
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.