Brain Injury Awareness Week in Canada is March 11-17. But at Parachute, we think this topic is important enough to make it an entire month – and more! During the months of March and April, Parachute is running Brain Day, a fun and interactive program for children in grades 4 to 6 that promotes brain and nervous system injury prevention.
Launched in 2005, Brain Day introduces students to parts of the brain, the wonders of the nervous system and why it is important to protect them. Using local volunteers, this half-day presentation is brought to classrooms using activity booklets, experiments, and interactive helmet-fitting tips to engage students in hands-on education. Students become sense explorer, conducting science experiments involving the five senses that tie into lessons on neuroanatomy and the fragility of this amazing system. A great example is the Jell-O brain where students study the lobes of the brain learning that the brain has the same consistency as gelatin and is protected by a skull that is only as thick as a pencil!
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The most recent consensus statement on concussion in sport, along with updated concussion resources, was 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