What is an injury?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO),
What is Injury Prevention?
- Strategies, policies or programs
- Purpose: Reduce or Eliminate occurrence and severity of injuries
Why should we prevent injuries?
According to Parachute, preventable Injury is the leading cause of death for Canadians aged one to 44.
How can we prevent injuries?
We can prevent injuries by:
What is the cost of injuries in Ontario?
According to the Cost of Injury in Canada report released June 2015:
The cost is rising!
For more detailed information please review the full report on the Cost of Injury in Canada
What are the main causes of injuries in Ontario?
- Transport incidents
Injuries aren’t accidents!
Most of them are predictable and therefore preventable
Last updated on: April 12th, 2017