Parachute Summer Newsletter

Bridge over water lit green for National Injury Prevention Day July 5 2018
Support National Injury Prevention Day July 5
Thank you for your support of Parachute, Canada's national charity dedicated to injury prevention!
Please join us on July 5 as we launch our 2nd annual national injury prevention awareness campaign. Landmarks across the nation from Vancouver to Halifax are "lighting up green" to shine a light on this crucial health issue, the leading cause of death for Canadians age 1 to 44. Our date has been recognized by Health Canada and also proclaimed in six Canadian cities so far.
What can you do?
Take a picture of the landmark(s) where you live and share it on social media, using the hashtag #ParachuteNIPD. Follow us @parachutecanada.org on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Check out our NIPD social media guide for messages and materials you can share on facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
You can also replace your social media banners (Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook) with one celebrating NIPD. Download them from this link.
Sports Minister Kristy Duncan Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor Parachute CEO Steve Podborski
In Ottawa for the Concussion Project announcement with Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Kristy Duncan, Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor, and Parachute President and CEO Steve Podborski. Photo: Courtesy the Ministry of Health.
Celebrating our Concussion Project success
Parachute recently completed a two-year project funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada to create the first Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport and to harmonize concussion protocols across the country's National Sports Organizations.
On June 8, our CEO Steve Podborski travelled to Ottawa to announce the project results, which exceeded all goals. For instance, Parachute was to get 20 of Canada's National Sports Organizations on board to adopt or adapt sport concussion protocols to match the new guideline standards within one year but had 42 signed on in nine months.
Three panelists with host at TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Parachute VP Pamela Fuselli, in red, joins Toronto Councillor Jaye Robinson, host Steve Paikin and Globe and Mail reporter Marcus Gee on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. Photo: Courtesy TVO.
Vision Zero: Driving change across Canada
Parachute continues to provide national leadership and resources to promote and support Vision Zero in Canada - the commitment to end fatalities and serious injuries on our roads through education, changing our built environment, and advocating for creating and enforcing laws that make our streets safer. Thanks to our Vision Zero sponsor,
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