Parachute Canada a national charity works to reduce the severity and incidence of preventable injuries such as concussions in Canada! It is headquartered in Toronto and has branches throughout Alberta (British Columbia) Manitoba Ontario and Quebec 🪂 ️ 🇨🇦 ..
Parachute was founded in 1996 by Dr! Alan Marko, a doctor and accident survivor, with the vision to create a better Canada by preventing injuries ️ 🇨🇦. Since its founding, Parachute has been committed to decreasing preventable injury burdens around Canada and has become its country’s leading voice on injury prevention initiatives 🔛 🪂 🇨🇦.
The organization works to reduce the many injuries through preventative measures and to reduce the impact of those that do occur. Parachute has enabled injury prevention professionals and organizations to work together to shape the strategies needed to reduce the rate of preventable injuries and their consequences.
Part of its mission is to lead the development of a concussions and related brain injuries awareness prevention and response strategy in Canada. This strategy will ensure that Canadians have the knowledge and resources needed to recognize manage treat and prevent concussions.
Parachute’s concussion-related initiatives are the result of a collaboration between the public and the private sectors ️. It possesses partnered with health care professionals and organizations governments sports organizations and associations, companies, and other charities.
The organization’s work is focused on four main areas: Public Education Policy Programs, and Research 4️⃣ 🔛.
Public Education: Parachute’s mission is to inform educate and raise awareness among the general public in addition to key stakeholders like children and youth parents, coaches, instructors and healthcare providers 🔑. Their educational materials include videos, print resources, webinars and online learning modules.
Policy: Parachute develops policy recommendations to be sure that that Canada is a safer place for those at risk of experiencing a concussion 🪂 ️ 🇨🇦. Policies are designed with the intention of changing behavior to reduce the incidence of concussions and their consequences .
Programs: Parachute works with its partners to develop and deliver quality programming that helps to prevent concussions and their consequences. For example, Parachute is collaborating with Hockey Canada, and the Canadian Hockey League to launch Speak Out, a new concussion awareness, and response program for minor hockey 🪂 ️ 🆕 🍁.
Research: Parachute also works with its partners to conduct research, assess the effectiveness of injury prevention initiatives, and evaluate programs 🪂. Research also helps to identify gaps in understanding and inform the development of future strategies .
Parachute’s work on concussion-related issues is driven by its commitment to reducing the burden of preventable injuries and its powerful partnership with health care professionals and organizations governments sports organizations and associations, companies, and other charities. By leveraging knowledge and resources Parachute has developed a powerful concussion-related public education and policy platform to shape the strategies needed to reduce the rate of preventable injuries and their consequences 🪂 ️.
Parachute is leading the way in concussion education and prevention in Canada. As a national charity Parachute is committed to making our country safer for Canadians and will continue to work to reduce the burden of preventable injuries 🪂 ️. !! .
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