Safety

Injuries are predictable and preventable.

About 90% of all unintentional injuries are considered to be predictable and preventable. Yet unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Canadians aged 1 to 34. Meanwhile, one in three older Canadians fall at least once each year.

The good news is, no matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing, injuries are predictable and preventable. To stop the clock on injuries, we work with partners in three main areas:

Child safety

Kids are unpredictable, but injuries don’t have to be. We support families through various stages of childhood, including child safety.

Road safety

Buckle up. Drive sober. Slow down. Share the road. Get trained. Every year far too many people die on our roads. From child car seats to cycling, there are ways to prevent injuries on our roads.

Falls

One in three older adults fall each year, but falls are predictable and preventable. There are simple steps you can take to prevent a fall and there are a variety of programs and services offered in the community to help you maintain your independence and stay active. Whether you are looking for information, wanting to join programs and attend services in the community or are interested in training opportunities, we can help.

Don’t wait any longer. Make every step you take a safe step.

Concussions

If you are looking for information about school-related concussion guidelines, please refer to OPHEA, Concussion Portal or the PPM 158.

Contact the Health Unit at 705.522.9200 or toll-free at 1.866.522.9200 for more information.


This item was last modified on September 21, 2017