Safe Kids Week will take place May 27 to June 2, 2013.
The theme of this year's Safe Kids Week is Heads Up! Be Alert. Be Safe. Be Aware of Concussions, focusing on concussion prevention and awareness. Brain injuries that occur in sports, such as concussions, are increasingly gaining attention as a concern for children, parents, and sports communities across Canada. The goal of this year's Safe Kids Week is to raise awareness and provide actionable education messages to parents and caregivers through building the capacity of public health and community professionals around concussions.
Visit the Parachute webpage for orders and downloadable resources for use in your organization, schools, sports venues and communities!
Many of these resources were recently developed through a partnership that originated with ThinkFirst Canada. Through a contribution agreement with the Public Health Agency of Canada, ThinkFirst (now Parachute), partnered with Hockey Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport to develop the latest information and resources on concussion, including our new concussion toolkit.
More information available at: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C68
The new consensus statement on concussion in sport, along with updated new concussion resources, were publicly released March 12, 2013. Published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the statement is primarily for use by physicians and healthcare professionals who are involved in the care of injured athletes.
For more information, see our concussion section.
ThinkFirst, long time leaders in the promotion of safety and injury prevention in Canada, is pleased to announce its amalgamation with Safe Kids Canada, Safe Communities Canada, and SMARTRISK into a new national organization known as Parachute - Leaders in injury prevention.
As a single organization, we provide a strengthened voice, sustainable programs and national reach for injury prevention awareness and expertise appropriate to Canadians of all ages. Our new organization is the strategic injury prevention partner for families, communities, the health sector, researchers, governments and business, with a mandate to encompass all ages as well as intentional and unintentional injuries.
This decision was the result of collaborative efforts between ThinkFirst and its partners, and involved consultation at the community, provincial and national levels.
For more information, news and events, please visit www.parachutecanada.org