On July 5th, National Injury Prevention Day, Preventable is launching a contest to get British Columbians to “Point out the Obvious” by snapping photos or videos of injury hazards. We’re talking uneven sidewalks, cleaning products not stored in their original…Learn more
Our goal is to get you thinking
We want to speak to that little part of you—that little voice inside your head—that knows that sometimes, bad things do happen.
By dramatizing that moment of risk—that exact instant when we're faced with a decision that could have a catastrophic effect on our lives—we hope to grab attention and get Canadians thinking about the things they take for granted every day.
The Issue Injury is the leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 1-44.1 Over 500,000 British Columbians seek medical attention each year for an injury and 2,000 die.2 In response to this epidemic of preventable injuries in BC, The Community…Learn more
Fresh air. Incredible scenery. Acres of powder. There are few things more satisfying than a day on the slopes. But it seems a lot of us are taking in more than scenery when we go skiing or boarding—and that could…Learn more
The holiday season is filled with so much good cheer, it’s easy to forget that serious injuries happen. But each year, impaired driving continues to be a contributing factor in 68 deaths on BC roads.1 The good news? These…Learn more
Autumn has arrived. Besides the pumpkin spice lattes, cozy flannel, and colourful leaves, the season brings shorter days, wet weather, and slick streets. We want to remind all road users—pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers—that these changes can bring reduced visibility and…Learn more
The Community Against Preventable Injuries is excited to be making waves in the Atlantic Provinces. Preventable’s success comes from high quality, purposeful partnerships, and we’re pleased to be working with our newest key partner, the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury…Learn more
The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) is partnering with London Drugs to kick off the summer with an 8-foot banana peel in downtown Vancouver. Our silly sculpture has a very serious point: most “accidents” aren’t really accidents at all….Learn more
“It won’t happen to me.” “Helmets aren’t cool.” “I never fall snowboarding or skiing.” “Why do I have to wear a helmet when other people don’t?” We’ve all heard it a million times, but the fact is no one is…Learn more
During cold and flu season many people stock up on tissues, throat drops and other medications to relieve their symptoms and help them get back to good health. What they may not realize is that mixing medications can make you…Learn more
Injuries cost the province a lot of money every year – but just how much? According to a new set of reports released by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), injuries from falls, car crashes, poisoning and…Learn more