Canadian Injury Prevention Resource

The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource (CIPR) is a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of injury prevention in Canada. The CIPR has over 500 pages of content from more than 60 contributing authors reflecting the Canadian experience around injury prevention. This resource aims to provide both individuals and Injury Prevention practitioners with basic understanding of the area.

The CIPR is free to download as a whole or in sections. Visit the Parachute website: www.parachutecanada.org/cipr

 

 

Related Content

Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum
Fundamentals for Injury Prevention Practitioners
 

Updated April 19, 2016

Ontario Injury Data Report 2018

Parachute and the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre are pleased to announce the release of the new Ontario Injury Data Report 2018 (OIDR 2018). An update from the 2012 edition, this new report presents the latest available counts and rates of injury related emergency room (ER) visits, hospital visits and deaths by cause of injury in Ontario from a province-wide perspective. 

ER visits and Hospital visits include cases in a two year period between April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016 (Fiscal Years 2014/15- 2015/16). Deaths include cases within five calendar years, from 2008 to 2012. (Calendar Years 2008-2012)

Audience

The OIDR 2018 is useful for injury prevention practitioners, healthcare and public health professionals, as well as anyone with an interest in injury 

prevention.

Purpose

Data within the OIDR 2018 provides a province-specific view of the burden of injuries in Ontario, and can be used to identify vulnerable populations who may be at a higher risk for a particular cause of injury. Age and population specific data presented within the report can also be used to identify trends within injury morbidity and mortality in Ontario to inform the development and implementation of appropriate health promotion programming and injury prevention strategies.

Here are some Report highlights:

  • More than 2.4 million Ontarians visited an emergency room as a result of injuries in FY 2014-2016
  • Falls as the single highest contributor of ER visits across all age groups and causes of injury (N=850,003) in FY 2014-2016
  • Injuries accounted for approximately 144,000 hospital visits in FY 2014-2016.
  • Over 25,600 Ontarians died as a result of injuries in a five-year period between 2008-2012
  • Seniors older than 80 experienced most fall-related injuries resulting in ER visits (N=132,070) in FY 2014-2016

 

Download the Ontario Injury Report 2018

 

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Share the report and its findings with your networks using the Hashtag #OIDR2018 and tag us @ParachuteCanada and @OIPRC

Questions? Please direct your queries to:
Sunitha Ravi Kumar
Coordinator, Knowledge Translation
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (Parachute)
sravikumar@parachutecanada.org
647.776.5110

Updated February 15, 2018

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2017

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitate communication and knowledge exchange among practitioners. This content provides a snapshot of initiatives in the areas of policy and research, as well as updates from provincial work groups.

Click here to view the September 2017 issue

Updated February 13, 2018

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2016

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitatecommunication and knowledge exchange among practitioners. This content provides a snapshot of initiatives in the areas of policy and research, as well as updates from provincial work groups. 

Click here to view the September 2016 Issue

Updated September 27, 2016

Communications Templates

Here you can download templates designed to support the distribution of the document to all relevant stakeholders.

Template introductory email

Template presentation slides

Updated September 26, 2016

Highlighting Injury Prevention in Ontario:  It’s Worth the Investment

Cover Page: Highlighting injury prevention in Ontario: It's worth the investmentThis document offers information and tools for injury prevention practitioners to raise the profile of injury prevention in Ontario and Canada.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for people within the ages of 1 and 44.  On the other hand, there is evidence that injuries are preventable.  This collaborative project came out of a need for consistent messaging in the province, as well as the need to involve all the relevant stakeholders in order to implement effective injury prevention initiatives.  This successful collaboration was led by:

Northwestern Health Unit
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Ontario Public Health Injury Prevention Managers' Alliance
The Regional Municipality of York

Click here to download the document
Read the document online


Adapting for Local Use

The document is customizable, allowing for the inclusion of regional or local data, local case stories, as well as other specific needs depending on the intended audience.

For assistance with using and customizing the document, feedback or further information, please contact:

Claude Meurehg
Health Promotion Coordinator, Capacity Building
Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)
Parachute
150 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 300 
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E8
(647) 776-5105
cmeurehg@parachutecanada.org


 

Updated September 26, 2016

Fentanyl Patch Return Program Guidelines

The Fentanyl Patch 4 Patch (P4P) Return Program was first implemented in the District of Nipissing on December 6, 2013. With the identification of the fentanyl issue in the community by the North Bay City Police Crime Unit, and a partnership between the North Bay & Area Drug Strategy Committee, physicians and community pharmacists, the program was developed, implemented and shared throughout the Province of Ontario. 

The North Bay and Area Drug Strategy has created and shared these documents to help the implementation of the P4P program in communities across the province. The resources below are free for your use. 


Patch 4 Patch Return Program Guidelines

Appendix A: Fentanyl Patch Return Disposal Sheet

Appendix B: Consent for a Controlled Substance
 

For more information, please contact Pat Cliche, pcliche@parachutecanada.org

 

Additional Resources

Opioid Prescribing and Opioid-Related Hospital Visits in Ontario. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2015)

The Burden of Premature Opioid-Related Mortality. (Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, 2014)

Deaths Involving Fentanyl in Canada, 2009-2014. (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, 2015)

Updated August 8, 2016

Road Safety Shareables

These images were created by the Ministry of Transportation and are available for partners to share. They are intended for posting to your website or social media accounts.

Bill 31/Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous. French image.

Texting and calling at red lights? English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. English image.

Distracted driving is dangerous and illegal. French image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV)

Commercial vehicle infographic

Safety tips for commercial vehicles.

Inspect to protect.

Keep lights clean.

Use full lighting.

Time to react.

Check for black ice.

Slow down before ramps.

Travel prepared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep calm and check 511.Keep calm and watch for black iceKeep calm and use full lighting system

Keep calm and inspect to protectKeep calm and slow down before rampsKeep calm and slow down.

Keep calm and watch for snowplows.Keep calm and use text stopsKeep calm and give time to react.

Keep calm and travel prepared.

Updated May 13, 2016

Alcohol and Youth: Resources for Parents

These resources were created collaboratively by the Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and Youth Workgroup. The workgroup consists of 22 health units from across Ontario.

The resources are available in English and French.


Strategies for Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking

Strategies for Parents to Prevent Underage Drinking

 



 





 

 


 


 

Stratégies pour aider les parents à prévenir la consommation d'alcool chez les mineurs

Strategies pour aider les parents a prevenir la consommation d'alcohol chez les mineurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Infographic: Talk to your child early about alcohol

Talk to Your Child Early

 


 


 





 



 

 


 

Parlez tôt avec votre enfant au sujet de l'alcool

Parlez avec votre enfant
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permission to Adapt

If your organization is interested in adapting these materials, please complete the copyright permission form.

Updated November 16, 2016

Provincial Injury Initiatives - 2015

The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre is pleased to provide an overview of provincial injury initiatives as part of our mandate to facilitate communications among practitioners. This update provides a summary of research, policy, and education initiatives that are taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Click here to view the September 2015 Issue

Updated September 28, 2015

Fall Prevention Month

The OIPRC is proud to be part of the Partners for Fall Prevention Month, a group of 13 organizations with an interest in injury prevention.
Together, the Partners lead the planning of the Fall Prevention Month campaign and develop the Toolkit for other organizations to use.

Learn more and download free resources: fallpreventionmonth.ca 

Updated August 5, 2016

Resources

OIPRC Reports

Reports produced by the OIPRC, including the Ontario Injury Data Report.

Ontario Injury Compass Reports

Snapshots of injury issues in Ontario, produced by the OIPRC.

Provincial Initiatives Newsletter

Summaries of research, policy, and education initiatives taking place across the province, as well as information from provincial work groups.

Economic Burden of Injury Reports

Reports on the economic burden of injury in Canada and Ontario.

Other Publications

Tools

Practical tools and toolkits for injury prevention practitioners.

Links

Links to external resources listed by topic.

Updated April 19, 2016

Tobogganing in Ontario: What’s the risk?

Tobogganing has been receiving much media attention lately, raising questions about helmets, by-laws and bans. This feature to the Ontario Health Promotion E-Bulletin highlights what recent data says about tobogganing injuries in Ontario and what can be done to reduce the risk of this winter activity. 

OHPE Bulletin 874, Volume 2015, No.874 - January 23, 2015

Related Content

Read the January 2015 Ontario Injury Compass - Skiing, Snowboarding & Sledding: Alpine Sports Injuries in Ontario.

Updated January 30, 2015

Watch Your Step 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference Final Report

About the report

On May 27-28, 2014, over 400 delegates attended Watch Your Step: The 2014 National Fall Prevention Conference, at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. This high-calibre event brought together experts from across Canada and around the world to share research excellence, clinical advances and policy innovations in fall and injury prevention among older adults. 

The final report summarizes the highlights of the conference in terms of key pieces of information presented, including promising practices, innovative interventions, ground breaking research, gaps identified in research and practice, and opportunities for programming and partnerships in the short to medium term. 

Download the report

Watch Your Step Final Report (pdf)
 

For more information about the conference, including presentation content, visit the conference website: www.watchyourstepcanada.com 

Learn more about the Canadian Fall Prevention Education Collaborative at www.canadianfallprevention.ca 

Updated September 26, 2014

Links

Links to resources are organized by topic area. This list will be updated as time and resources permit.

General Injury Prevention

Agriculture

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Children & youth 

Data and surveillance

Drowning/Water Safety

Evaluation

Evidence-informed decision making 

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples

French language resources

Mental health

Ontario Public Health Standards

Road safety

Seniors

Social determinants of injury

Sports & recreation

Suicide

Violence

Updated November 3, 2016

Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations

Overview

In April, 2013, the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre released the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report. The report presented the most common causes of injury in each Ontario region (Central East, Central West, Eastern, South West, Northern and Toronto) in terms of emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths. The regional reports contain recommendations pertaining to the most common causes of injury in each respective region.

The Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations document is a compilation of all evidence-informed practice recommendations prepared for each region. By combining each of the evidence-informed recommendation sections into one document, injury prevention practitioners will have access to prevention strategies for the most common causes of injury across the province, in addition to the strategies provided in the individual regional reports.

In accordance with the most common causes of injury in Ontario, evidence-informed practice recommendations have been prepared on the following topics: 

  • falls
  • off-road vehicles
  • on-road vehicles
  • pedestrian incidents
  • unintentional poisoning
  • suffocation and breathing-related incidents
  • sports and recreational injuries
  • suicide
  • violence

Download the Report

Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations (pdf)

Updated July 23, 2014

Injuries Among Seniors in Ontario

seniors_report_cover.jpg The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre has released the report Injuries among Seniors in Ontario: A Descriptive Analysis of Emergency Department and Hospitalization Data.

Key findings include:

  • In 2004/05, there were over 1.3 million emergency department visits due to injury in Ontario. Adults 65 years of age and older accounted for 11% of these visits, totalling over 146,000 visits.
  • There were a total of 76,444 injury hospitalizations in Ontario during the 2004/05 fiscal year. Seniors accounted for 40% of these hospitalizations, which amounts to almost 31,000 injury hospitalizations.
  • Falls were by far the most common type of injury for seniors, followed by transport incidents.

The report also presents patterns of emergency visits and hospitalizations for a variety of factors, such as age, sex, month of admission, cause of injury and discharge status. In addition, injury patterns are broken down by region and Local Health Integration Network.

Two sources of injury data were used: emergency department data from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) and acute care hospitalization data from the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) at the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Download the report [PDF - 3.7MB]

Updated May 14, 2007

About Ontario Injury Compass

Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

To sign up, please send an email to compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.

Updated February 3, 2008

Ontario Regional Injury Data Report (2012)

Overview 

Data

The Ontario Regional Injury Data Report presents the counts and rates of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by cause of injury for all Ontario health regions. The OIPRC hopes that by providing these counts and rates, communities throughout the province can better understand the most common injury causes throughout the various areas in our province, which will assist in developing and implementing evidence-based strategies tailored to their specific injury needs. These data also identify population subgroups who are more vulnerable to or at a higher risk for a particular cause of injury. As such, these data can help inform the development and implementation of appropriate health promotion programming and injury prevention strategies targeting specific injury causes and specific age groups. 

Practice Recommendations

In addition to providing data for each of Ontario’s regions, this report also includes evidence-informed practice recommendations, which have been included as appendices to the methodology section. These recommendations have been created based upon the major injury issues within each region and outline the associated evidence-informed practices for each of these top injuries. As such, readers can utilize the provided tables to identify major injury issues within their region and refer to the associated recommendation sections to investigate potential programming initiatives that could be applied.

The evidence-informed practice recommendations are also available as a separate document. 
Click here for more information about the Evidence-Informed Practice Recommendations.

Report format

Due to the amount of data, the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report is not one document, but has been divided into six separate documents corresponding to each region: Northern Ontario, Eastern Ontario, Central East, Toronto, Central West, and South West.

Report version and updates

The most current release of the report is Version 1.0. Any errata will be noted in future reports with a change in version number, and will be available on this page. To be notified automatically of any new revisions to the report, please subscribe to the ORIDR Notification mailing list by sending an email to ORIDR-subscribe@parachutecanada.org

Download the reports

Download the resources 

The following resources have been created for injury prevention practitioners in Ontario. These resources can be downloaded and distributed, referencing the Ontario Regional Injury Data Report as the original source of information (Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. (2013). Ontaro Injury Data Report. Toronto, ON: Parachute).

The infographic is a visual representation of data, illustrating the most common causes of injury in each region. The Injury Data Presentation serves as an outline for practitioners to use in various settings, and includes data tables that are formatted and easy to explain. The media worksheet contains background information on the report, main messages and key statistics from each region's data report. 

Central East Region

Central West Region

Eastern Region

Northern Region

South West Region

Toronto 

Published April 2013

Updated July 23, 2014

Falls Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

The purpose of this document is to inform Ontario public health professionals and their community partners of evidence-informed practice for the implementation of the Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols (released October 31, 2008). This document is based on an earlier systematic literature review conducted by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre staff in 2007-2008.

Download the report

Falls Across the Lifespan: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

Updated November 25, 2008

Alcohol-Related Injury: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

The purpose of this document is to inform Ontario public health professionals and their community partners of evidence-informed practice for the implementation of the Prevention of Injury and Substance Misuse standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols (released October 31, 2008). This document is based on an earlier systematic literature review conducted by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre staff in 2007-2008.

Download the report

Alcohol-Related Injury: Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis Document

Updated November 25, 2008