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About Fall Prevention Month

Our Vision:

All Canadians play a role in preventing falls.

Our Mission:

Equip health and service providers, business, government and academia with the tools to raise awareness and engage their communities in preventing falls and fall-related injuries.

 

Why we need Fall Prevention Month:
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults. 20-30% of older adults fall each year [1]
  • Falls are the leading cause for hospital admissions from injuries for children ages 0 to 9 [2]

Fall Prevention Month encourages organizations to coordinate their efforts for a larger impact. Canadian organizations participate by planning initiatives and sharing evidence-based information on fall prevention. Together we can raise the profile of fall prevention and help everyone see their role in keeping adults and children safe as they age.

Who is involved?

Partners

 

Parachute
 
RNAO
 
Finding Balance
 
Osteoporosis Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
 
Saskatchewan Health Authority
 
UHN
ONF

 

Children's Campaign - Contributors 

At the national level:

  • Child Safety Link
  • Injury Prevention Centre
  • Parachute
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre
  • Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

In Ontario:

  • Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
  • Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
  • Huron County Health Unit
  • Southwestern Public Health
  • Public Health Sudbury & Districts
  • Toronto Public Health
  • KFL&A Public Health
  • York Region Community and Health Services Department
  • Northwestern Health Unit
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Algoma Public Health
  • Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR)
  • Middlesex-London Health Unit
  • Peterborough Public Health
  • Durham Region Health Department
  • London Health Sciences Centre/Children's Hospital
  • LAMP Community Health Centre
  • Hamilton Public Health

Fall Prevention Month is also supported by a number of contributors that offer their valuable time, knowledge and skills.

What does this website offer?

Whether you work in preventing falls among adults, older adults, children or across the lifespan, the Fall Prevention Month website offers resources to help organizations successfully organize and promote fall prevention activities.

The website also lists additional resources on various fall prevention related topics. These resources were developed by external organizations and were selected by our Partners to be shared on this website. This site is not intended to be an exhaustive list of fall prevention resources, instead its purpose is to equip providers with evidence-informed resources to help them take action in preventing falls in their work. 

How can my organization get involved?

There are many ways to get involved in Fall Prevention Month and showcase the great work of your organization. Find out more here.

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[1] Government of Canada (2015). Seniors Falls in Canada – Infographic. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/aging-seniors/publications/publications-general-public/seniors-falls-canada-second-report/seniors-falls-canada-infographic.html

[2] Parachute. Retrieved from: http://www.parachutecanada.org/child-injury-prevention/item/fall-prevention