Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada. The CIPR has over 500 pages of content from more than 60 contributing authors reflecting the Canadian experience around injury prevention. This resource aims to provide both individuals and Injury Prevention practitioners with basic understanding of the area.

The CIPR is free to download as a whole or in sections. Visit the Parachute website: www.parachutecanada.org/cipr

 

 

Related Content

Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners
 

Updated April 19, 2016

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2016

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitatecommunication and knowledge exchange among practitioners. This content provides a snapshot of initiatives in the areas of policy and research, as well as updates from provincial work groups. 

Click here to view the September 2016 Issue

Updated September 27, 2016

Media Support

Here you can find sentences, testimonials, sample tweets and Facebook posts to support the distribution of the document.

Content to come

Updated September 26, 2016

Media Support

Here you can find suggested sentences, testimonials, sample tweets and facebook posts to support the distribution of the document.

Content to come

Updated September 26, 2016

Communications Templates

Here you can download templates designed to support the distribution of the document to all relevant stakeholders.

Template introductory email

Template presentation slides

Updated September 26, 2016

Highlighting Injury Prevention in Ontario:  It’s Worth the Investment

Cover Page: Highlighting injury prevention in Ontario: It's worth the investmentThis document offers information and tools for injury prevention practitioners to raise the profile of injury prevention in Ontario and Canada.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for people within the ages of 1 and 44.  On the other hand, there is evidence that injuries are preventable.  This collaborative project came out of a need for consistent messaging in the province, as well as the need to involve all the relevant stakeholders in order to implement effective injury prevention initiatives.  This successful collaboration was led by:

Northwestern Health Unit
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Ontario Public Health Injury Prevention Managers' Alliance
The Regional Municipality of York

Click here to download the document


Adapting for Local Use

The document is customizable, allowing for the inclusion of regional or local data, local case stories, as well as other specific needs depending on the intended audience.

For assistance with using and customizing the document, feedback or further information, please contact:

Claude Meurehg
Health Promotion Coordinator, Capacity Building
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)
Parachute
150 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 300 
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E8
(647) 776-5105
cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org


 

Updated September 26, 2016

Fentanyl Patch Return Program Guidelines

The Fentanyl Patch 4 Patch (P4P) Return Program was first implemented in the District of Nipissing on December 6, 2013. With the identification of the fentanyl issue in the community by the North Bay City Police Crime Unit, and a partnership between the North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee, physicians and community pharmacists, the program was developed, implemented and shared throughout the Province of Ontario. 

The North Bay and Area Drug Strategy has created and shared these documents to help the implementation of the P4P program in communities across the province. The resources below are free for your use. 


Patch 4 Patch Return Program Guidelines

Appendix A: Fentanyl Patch Return Disposal Sheet

Appendix B: Consent for a Controlled Substance
 

For more information, please contact Pat Cliche, pcliche@parachutecanada.org

 

Additional Resources

Opioid Prescribing and Opioid-Related Hospital Visits in Ontario. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2015)

The Burden of Premature Opioid-Related Mortality. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2014)

Deaths Involving Fentanyl in Canada, 2009-2014. (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2015)

Updated August 8, 2016

Road Safety Shareables

These images were created by the Ministry of Transportation and are available for partners to share. They are intended for posting to your website or social media accounts.

Bill 31/Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous. French image.

Texting and calling at red lights? English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. French image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV)

Commercial vehicle infographic

Safety tips for commercial vehicles.

Inspect to protect.

Keep lights clean.

Use full lighting.

Time to react.

Check for black ice.

Slow down before ramps.

Travel prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep calm and check 511.Keep calm and watch for black iceKeep calm and use full lighting system

Keep calm and inspect to protectKeep calm and slow down before rampsKeep calm and slow down.

Keep calm and watch for snowplows.Keep calm and use text stopsKeep calm and give time to react.

Keep calm and travel prepared.

Updated May 13, 2016

Fall Prevention Month

Older adults are a vital part of families and communities. Falling can lead to depression, mobility problems, loss of independence and death. But falls in older adults are predictable and preventable. There are many organizations and individuals working hard to increase awareness of the issue and encourage action to prevent falls and injuries from falls.

The Partners for Fall Prevention Month are promoting November as a month whereby organizations coordinate their efforts to prevent falls and injuries from falls in older adults. If you work with older adults, please join us in promoting Fall Prevention Month. Organize an initiative; launch a social media campaign, host a webinar, run an exercise class, do staff training, hang posters, offer home safety checks, evaluate your current fall prevention practices – everything helps! We have produced a bilingual Toolkit of resources to help you successfully organize a fall prevention initiative for November. 

For more about Fall Prevention Month check out www.fallpreventionmonth.ca

Updated April 5, 2016

Alcohol and Youth: Resources for Parents

These resources were created collaboratively by the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and Youth Workgroup. The workgroup consists of 22 health units from across Ontario.

The resources are available in English and French.


Strategies for Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking

Strategies for Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking

 



 





 

 


 


 

Stratégies pour aider les parents à prévenir la consommation d'alcool chez les mineurs

Strategies pour aider les parents a prevenir la consommation d'alcohol chez les mineurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Infographic: Talk to your child early about alcohol

Talk to Your Child Early

 


 


 





 



 

 


 

Parlez tôt avec votre enfant au sujet de l'alcool

Parlez avec votre enfant
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permission to Adapt

If your organization is interested in adapting these materials, please complete the copyright permission form.

Updated November 16, 2016

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2015

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitate communications among practitioners. This update provides a summary of research, policy, and education initiatives that are taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Click here to view the September 2015 Issue

Updated September 28, 2015

Fall Prevention Month

The OIPRC is proud to be part of the Partners for Fall Prevention Month, a group of 13 organizations with an interest in injury prevention.
Together, the Partners lead the planning of the Fall Prevention Month campaign and develop the Toolkit for other organizations to use.

Learn more and download free resources: fallpreventionmonth.ca 

Updated August 5, 2016

Cost of Injury in Canada (2015)

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.

Download the Report

View and download the full report. (Latest version 2.0 - June 22, 2015)

List of errata corrected in verion 2.0 

Resources

The OIPRC and Parachute have developed a number of resources to help practitioners understand and use the Cost of Injury report:

The Cost of Injury in Canada: A Guide for Ontario Practitioners

Parachute Key Messages: Stop the Clock on Preventable Injuries in Canada

Webinar Slides: The Cost of Injury in Canada - Ontario Highlights

Infographic: Injury in Ontario...The Cost is Rising                                 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        

Infographic: Injury in Canada...The Cost is Rising

Updated June 22, 2015

Resources

OIPRC Reports

Reports produced by the OIPRC, including the Ontario Injury Data Report.

Ontario Injury Compass Reports

Snapshots of injury issues in Ontario, produced by the OIPRC.

Provincial Initiatives Newsletter

Summaries of research, policy, and education initiatives taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Economic Burden of Injury Reports

Reports on the economic burden of injury in Canada and Ontario.

Other Publications

Tools

Practical tools and toolkits for injury prevention practitioners.

Links

Links to external resources listed by topic.

Updated April 19, 2016

Ontario Health Profile

In a series of stories using current data and visuals, the Ontario Health Profile (OHP) presents an overview of the complex factors that influence and shape Ontario’s population health status.

Each story includes three products:

  • an infographic
  • an interactive web report, and
  • data tables

The interactive format allows you to focus the data for your needs - by location (province-wide or by health unit) or other factors (such as age group and injury outcome).

Injury Prevention practitioners may be particularly interested in these topics:

Visit PHO's Ontario Health Profile page now!

Updated March 23, 2015

CATT Concussion Tool

Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) Online

CATT Online provides free concussion toolkits tailored for three audiences:


CATT also has an Online Concussion Response Tool (or see the printable version below)

 

Downloadable Resources

Concussion Response Tool                           Questions to Ask Your Doctor

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Learn Protocol *NEW*

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Learn Communication Tool          Return to Play Communication Tool

 

 

 

 



The CATT toolkits and resources were created and are regularly updated by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit.


Additional Concussion Resources

Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport

SCAT3 Sport Concussion Assessment Tool

Child-SCAT3 Sport Concussion Assessment Tool for children ages 5 to 12 years

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool

Parachute - Concussion Resources

Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement on Sport-related Concussion: Evaluation and management
 

Related Content

Concussions in Ontario, Ontario Injury Compass, May 2013

Concussion Algorithm for Primary Care

Updated March 29, 2016

Concussion Algorithm for Primary Care

About the Tool

Created by Hamilton Public Health Services, the Concussion Algorithm provides primary care practitioners with:

  • symptom and assessment information
  • a referral pathway
  • emergency department and clinic locations
  • links to resources
     

Download

Concussion Algorithm

 


 

 

 

 



 

Contact Information

If you are interested in adapting this tool for your local area, contact Jacqui Candlish, Jacqui.Candlish@hamilton.ca.
 

Related Resources

CATT Online: Concussion Clinical Toolkit for Medical Professionals

Updated April 4, 2016

Tobogganing in Ontario: What’s the risk?

Tobogganing has been receiving much media attention lately, raising questions about helmets, by-laws and bans. This feature to the Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin highlights what recent data says about tobogganing injuries in Ontario and what can be done to reduce the risk of this winter activity. 

OHPE Bulletin 874, Volume 2015, No.874 - January 23, 2015

Related Content

Read the January 2015 Ontario Injury Compass - Skiing, Snowboarding & Sledding: Alpine Sports Injuries in Ontario.

Updated January 30, 2015

Watch Your Step 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report

About the report

On May 27-28, 2014, over 400 delegates attended Watch Your Step: The 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference, at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. This high-calibre event brought together experts from across Canada and around the world to share research excellence, clinical advances and policy innovations in fall and injury prevention among older adults. 

The final report summarizes the highlights of the conference in terms of key pieces of information presented, including promising practices, innovative interventions, ground breaking research, gaps identified in research and practice, and opportunities for programming and partnerships in the short to medium term. 

Download the report

Watch Your Step Final Report (pdf)
 

For more information about the conference, including presentation content, visit the conference website: www.watchyourstepcanada.com 

Learn more about the Canadian Fall Prevention Education Collaborative at www.canadianfallprevention.ca 

Updated September 26, 2014

Provincial Policy Newsletter

A joint effort of the OIPRC and Parachute, the Provincial Policy Newsletter is an update for injury prevention practitioners on public policy and injury prevention issues. 
The newsletter is published quarterly.

Updated September 3, 2014

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2014

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitate communications among practitioners. This update provides a summary of research, policy, and education initiatives that are taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Click here to view the September 2014 Issue

Updated September 3, 2014

Links

Links to resources are organized by topic area. This list will be updated as time and resources permit.

General Injury Prevention

Agriculture

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Children & youth 

Data and surveillance

Drowning/Water Safety

Evaluation

Evidence-informed decision making 

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples

French language resources

Mental health

Ontario Public Health Standards

Road safety

Seniors

Social determinants of injury

Sports & recreation

Suicide

Violence

Updated November 3, 2016

Evaluation Toolkit

When conducted responsibly and with a focus on the information needs of your stakeholders and the usefulness of results, evaluation can be a positive force for organizational and program development (e.g. breathing new life into old, established injury prevention programs & helping to focus new ones). In addition, developing your staff members’ expertise, knowledge and skills in evaluation can be very useful in meeting the accountability demands of the organizations that fund your work.

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide you with easy access to useful knowledge and resources tol help you start planning and doing evaluations of your organization’s injury prevention programs, projects and other activities.

There are a lot of resources, as well as organizations and individuals that are available to help a beginner get started on their first evaluation, or a seasoned pro further develop their skills. It is not the aim of this toolkit to duplicate any of these excellent resources. Rather, this toolkit provides descriptions of a number of methods that are particularly useful for evaluations in the injury prevention sector and some specific tools you can use to evaluate your organization’s injury prevention programs and projects. 
 

The Stages of Evaluation

  1. Stages of Evaluation

Our Recommended Model of Evaluation Practices for IP Organizations

  1. The Value of Using the Utilization-Focused Evaluation Model
  2. Model for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Training Programs in Injury Prevention

How to Use Logic Models for Planning, Developing & Evaluating Your IP Programs & Projects

  1. Logic Model - Planning Injury Prevention Programs
  2. Logic Model - Developing Injury Prevention Programs
  3. Logic Model - Evaluating Injury Prevention Programs

How to Develop the Internal Evaluation Capacity of Your Organization

  1. How To Create an Internal Evaluation Capacity Development Plan
  2. Example of a Completed Internal Evaluation Capacity Development Plan
  3. Internal Evaluation Capacity Building Tool #1
  4. Internal Evaluation Capacity Building Tool #2
  5. The Importance of Developing Internal Evaluation Capacity

How to Find, Select & Work with External Evaluation Consultants 

  1. External Evaluation - PDF file

Important Evaluation Organizations & How They Can Help You

  1. Evaluation Organizations - PDF File

Lists of Evaluation Resources that may be Useful in Evaluating Your IP Activities,  Resources, Programs & Projects

  1. Resources - Part 1
  2. Resources - Part 2

Updated April 5, 2016

Tools

These practical tools are freely available to help your injury prevention work. Many are adaptable for your organization - contact information is included in the descriptions where appropriate.

Please select a tool from the right menu to learn more.

Updated April 5, 2016

Economic Burden of Injury reports

Parachute and the OIPRC have produced several reports on the economic burden of injury in Ontario and across Canada.

2015 Report: The Cost of Injury in 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.

View the report and related resources

Updated June 18, 2015

Ontario Injury Data Reports


Ontario Injury Data Report

The Ontario Injury Data Report presents the counts and rates of injury related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by cause of injury in Ontario as a whole as well as separately for each health unit.

Find out more about the Ontario Injury Data Report

Ontario Regional Injury Data Report

The Ontario Regional Injury Data Report presents the counts and rates of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by cause of injury for each region in Ontario: Northern Ontario (NIPPPN), Eastern Ontario (ERIN), Central East, Toronto, Central West (CWIPPN), and South West (SWIPN). The regional report also includes evidence-informed practice recommendations for the top injury issues in each region.

Find out more about the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report

Updated July 23, 2014

Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations

Overview

In April, 2013, the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre released the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report. The report presented the most common causes of injury in each Ontario region (Central East, Central West, Eastern, South West, Northern and Toronto) in terms of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths. The regional reports contain recommendations pertaining to the most common causes of injury in each respective region.

The Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations document is a compilation of all evidence-informed practice recommendations prepared for each region. By combining each of the evidence-informed recommendation sections into one document, injury prevention practitioners will have access to prevention strategies for the most common causes of injury across the province, in addition to the strategies provided in the individual regional reports.

In accordance with the most common causes of injury in Ontario, evidence-informed practice recommendations have been prepared on the following topics: 

  • falls
  • off-road vehicles
  • on-road vehicles
  • pedestrian incidents
  • unintentional poisoning
  • suffocation and breathing-related incidents
  • sports and recreational injuries
  • suicide
  • violence

Download the Report

Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations (pdf)

Updated July 23, 2014

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2013

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitate communications among practitioners. This update provides a summary of research, policy, and education initiatives that are taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Click here for the June 2013 Issue.

Updated July 3, 2013

Other publications

From time to time the Centre publishes research on various topics.  Please see our list of publications.

Updated April 8, 2013

Economic Burden of Injury in Canada (2009)

Injury costs Canadians $19.8 billion annually – more than $600 for each man, woman and child in the country, according to a new report released by SMARTRISK today, The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada.  

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 13,667 people in 2004. 

For the press release in English and French and to download the executive summaries and full report, see below.

Updated August 18, 2009

Literature Review: Child and Adolescent Ski and Snowboard Related Injuries

This literature review, entitled "Child and Adolescent Ski and Snowboard Related Injuries", was completed as a basis for the SNOWSMART program. A summary of the literature review is also included in a November 2012 feature article in the OHPE-Bulletin.

You can download a copy of this document here

Updated November 12, 2012

Injuries Among Seniors in Ontario

seniors_report_cover.jpg The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre has released the report Injuries among Seniors in Ontario: A Descriptive Analysis of Emergency Department and Hospitalization Data.

Key findings include:

  • In 2004/05, there were over 1.3 million emergency department visits due to injury in Ontario. Adults 65 years of age and older accounted for 11% of these visits, totalling over 146,000 visits.
  • There were a total of 76,444 injury hospitalizations in Ontario during the 2004/05 fiscal year. Seniors accounted for 40% of these hospitalizations, which amounts to almost 31,000 injury hospitalizations.
  • Falls were by far the most common type of injury for seniors, followed by transport incidents.

The report also presents patterns of emergency visits and hospitalizations for a variety of factors, such as age, sex, month of admission, cause of injury and discharge status. In addition, injury patterns are broken down by region and Local Health Integration Network.

Two sources of injury data were used: emergency department data from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) and acute care hospitalization data from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) at the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Download the report [PDF - 3.7MB]

Updated May 14, 2007

Ontario Regional Injury Data Report

Overview 

Data

The Ontario Regional Injury Data Report presents the counts and rates of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by cause of injury for all Ontario health regions. The OIPRC hopes that by providing these counts and rates, communities throughout the province can better understand the most common injury causes throughout the various areas in our province, which will assist in developing and implementing evidence-based strategies tailored to their specific injury needs. These data also identify population subgroups who are more vulnerable to or at a higher risk for a particular cause of injury. As such, these data can help inform the development and implementation of appropriate health promotion programming and injury prevention strategies targeting specific injury causes and specific age groups. 

Practice Recommendations

In addition to providing data for each of Ontario’s regions, this report also includes evidence-informed practice recommendations, which have been included as appendices to the methodology section. These recommendations have been created based upon the major injury issues within each region and outline the associated evidence-informed practices for each of these top injuries. As such, readers can utilize the provided tables to identify major injury issues within their region and refer to the associated recommendation sections to investigate potential programming initiatives that could be applied.

The evidence-informed practice recommendations are also available as a separate document. 
Click here for more information about the Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations.

Report format

Due to the amount of data, the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report is not one document, but has been divided into six separate documents corresponding to each region: Northern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Central East, Toronto, Central West, and South West.

Report version and updates

The most current release of the report is Version 1.0. Any errata will be noted in future reports with a change in version number, and will be available on this page. To be notified automatically of any new revisions to the report, please subscribe to the ORIDR Notification mailing list by sending an email to ORIDR-subscribe@parachutecanada.org

Download the reports

Download the resources 

The following resources have been created for injury prevention practitioners in Ontario. These resources can be downloaded and distributed, referencing the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report as the original source of information (Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. (2013). Ontaro Injury Data Report. Toronto, ON: Parachute).

The infographic is a visual representation of data, illustrating the most common causes of injury in each region. The Injury Data Presentation serves as an outline for practitioners to use in various settings, and includes data tables that are formatted and easy to explain. The media worksheet contains background information on the report, main messages and key statistics from each region's data report. 

Central East Region

Central West Region

Eastern Region

Northern Region

South West Region

Toronto 

Published April 2013

Updated July 23, 2014

Quality assessment tool for printed materials targeting seniors

A medical student working on a placement at SMARTRISK produced the following evaluation tool for printed material targeting seniors’ falls. Due to requests, we are posting the material here for anyone who’s interested.

Development of evaluation tool

QA Tool

Updated February 2, 2010

Ontario Injury Data Report

Overview OIDR-cover.jpg

The Ontario Injury Data Report presents the counts and rates of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by cause of injury in Ontario as a whole as well as separately for each health unit. The OIPRC hopes that by providing these counts and rates, communities throughout the province can better understand the most common injury causes throughout the various areas in our province, which will assist in developing and implementing evidence-based strategies tailored to their specific injury needs. These data also identify population subgroups who are more vulnerable to or at a higher risk for a particular cause of injury. As such, these data can help inform the development and implementation of appropriate health promotion programming and injury prevention strategies targeting specific injury causes and specific age groups.

Report Format

Because of the large size of the combined report, each section is provided as a separate downloadable pdf. Sections include methodology, provincial data, and individual health unit data.

Report Version and Updates

The most current release of the report is Version 1.0. Any errata will be noted in future reports with a change in version number, and will be available on this page. To be notified automatically of any new revisions to the report, please subscribe to the OIDR Notification mailing list by sending an email to OIDR-subscribe@smartrisk.ca

Download the Report

Report Summary & Methodology

Provincial Report

Health Unit Reports


Published March 2012

Updated August 5, 2014

About Ontario Injury Compass

Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

To sign up, please send an email to compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.

Updated February 3, 2008

Safe Living Guide

The Safe Living Guide is a resource for seniors available in both English and French developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The guide was revised in 2015 and provides updated facts, checklists and tools for keeping older adults safe in all areas of the home. It also provides fall prevention strategies (e.g., physical activity and medication tracking) to address common risk factors and is presented in a user-friendly format with pictures and personal stories.

Download

 

English: 

The Safe Living Guide—A guide to home safety for seniors 

Français : 

Chez soi en toute sécurité — Guide de sécurité des aînés 

Updated February 13, 2012

Economic Burden of Injury in Ontario (2006)

EBI_cover_with_year-small.jpgA new report released on September 26, 2006 reveals that injury costs Ontarians in excess of $5.7 billion each year and takes the lives of more than 4,000 people. The Economic Burden of Injury in Ontario is the first report to address the burden of both unintentional and intentional injury in Ontario.

This report reveals that injury poses one of the greatest burdens on Ontario’s health care system,” said Dr. Robert Conn, President and CEO of SMARTRISK. “But this story is about more than just economics. It is also about individuals who are seriously hurt, disabled and killed. There is an incredible human toll associated with preventable injury.” Injury is the leading cause of death for people aged one to 44 years. The majority of these deaths are preventable.

Select link to download file: Ontario Economic Burden of Injury 2006

Updated December 5, 2006

OIPRC Reports and Publications

From time to time the Resource Centre produces reports and other publications on specific issues related to injury in Ontario:

Updated February 3, 2008

Sport & Recreation Injuries: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

The purpose of this document is to inform Ontario public health professionals and their community partners of evidence-informed practice for the implementation of the Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols (released October 31, 2008). This document is based on an earlier systematic literature review conducted by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre staff in 2007-2008.

Download the report

Sport & Recreation Injuries: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

Updated November 25, 2008

Falls Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

The purpose of this document is to inform Ontario public health professionals and their community partners of evidence-informed practice for the implementation of the Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols (released October 31, 2008). This document is based on an earlier systematic literature review conducted by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre staff in 2007-2008.

Download the report

Falls Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

Updated November 25, 2008

Alcohol-Related Injury: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

The purpose of this document is to inform Ontario public health professionals and their community partners of evidence-informed practice for the implementation of the Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols (released October 31, 2008). This document is based on an earlier systematic literature review conducted by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre staff in 2007-2008.

Download the report

Alcohol-Related Injury: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

Updated November 25, 2008