Every day 43 Canadians die because of preventable injuries.
These kind of injuries take a staggering toll on children, seniors, families and communities across our country. The financial costs are rising and unsustainable: $27 billion is lost to the economy annually. The human costs are catastrophic: 16,000 Canadians die each year.
We believe this needs to change. Our aim is an injury-free Canada.
Parachute helps Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.
As an organization, we help:
- Inspire and mobilize Canadians to create a cultural shift to help prevent injuries and save lives, with the resulting human, social and economic benefits.
- Families and communities protect our children and to build risk and life-management skills to support the transition of young people into productive citizens.
- Working Canadians maintain active, healthy and full lives well into retirement.
About Our Charity
Parachute is a national charity helping Canadians stop the clock on preventable injuries. The injury impact is staggering. Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of children. Injury costs the Canadian economy $27B each year, and worst of all, one child dies every nine hours. Through education, knowledge and empowerment, Parachute is working to save lives and create an injury-free Canada. For information, visit us at parachutecanada.org, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.