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.

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

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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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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Upcoming Events

2016 Road Safety Challenge

May 11 - June 12, 2016


This year's Road Safety Challenge (RSC) will run from May 11 - June 12, 2016.

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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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Alcohol Policy Forum

May 18, 2016

Toronto, ON

This alcohol forum will bring together various stakeholders to discuss prioritizing community well-being and safety related to alcohol availability and use in Ontario.

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Trauma Expo 2016

May 19, 2016

Toronto, ON

Experience interactive exhibits and help celebrate 40 years of trauma care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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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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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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