We want to get you thinking about preventable injuries
More than 3,000,000 Canadian residents are seriously injured every year. These injuries devastate lives. They also place an enormous burden on our health care system: at nearly $20 billion a year, the care and rehabilitation of victims of preventable injuries is one of the most significant costs to provincial budgets.
But here’s the good news: we can prevent them. By thinking before we do something risky. By taking the time to consider potential consequences. By reminding ourselves that serious injuries do happen—to our friends, to our family, to ourselves.
The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) is a nation-wide, multi-partner organization designed to raise awareness, transform attitudes, and ultimately change behaviour. Our goal is simple: to raise awareness of preventable injuries, and to get people thinking about the attitudes and actions that directly lead to those injuries.
A community is only as strong as its members
That’s why Preventable has built close relationships with more than 80 partner organizations across the country. With the knowledge, skills, and support of our community, we’re reaching even more people in the moments and places where preventable injuries occur.
There’s much more that you can do to help reduce the burden of preventable injuries. Visit our lead injury prevention partners, BCIRPU and ACICR , to learn more about this epidemic and discover ways that you can contribute.
With the knowledge, skills, and support of our partners, we’re reaching even more people in the moments and places where preventable injuries occur.