ThinkFirst is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Celebrating over nineteen years in operation, ThinkFirst Pensez d'Abord Canada has been heightening public awareness since1992, when it was founded in Canada by renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator and other concerned individuals.
Headquartered in Toronto, there are also Chapters in every province across Canada spreading the ThinkFirst injury prevention message. These chapters are managed by dedicated volunteers, some of whom are medical professionals, teachers, coaches, and injury survivors. By implementing ThinkFirst programs in their local communities, such as Brain Day and TD ThinkFirst for Kids program, our volunteers are raising awareness of the simple and effective ways to avoid devastating brain and spinal cord injuries. Without the generous support of our many volunteers, ThinkFirst's goals could not be accomplished.
There are numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved and promote the ThinkFirst mission. Whether it be donating to our organization, volunteering time at a local chapter, or simply passing along materials available on the site to others, every effort to the cause is one step closer to diminishing the number of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries in Canada.
ThinkFirst teaches school-aged children and youth, sports teams, and community volunteers, to safely participate in the activities they enjoy. Our message is promoted through our advocating for healthy public policy, as well as our participation in a number of coalitions that raise injury prevention awareness in communities across the country. Our information is always up-to-date as we partner in research on the causes of injury and the effectiveness of our injury prevention programs, to ensure the information we provide is both timely and relevant.
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