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
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.
Frosh week is coming up. Who doesn’t enjoy going out with friends and catching up over a beer? We do too. But when a few drinks become a few too many, serious injuries can happen. Most of us are…Learn more
Cyclists find lots of reasons for not wearing a helmet. “I’m not going to fall”, “Helmets mess up my hair, ” or “I just forgot to wear it” are some of the common ones. But that fact is that the…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
Every summer, numerous boaters enjoy BC’s beautiful lakes, rivers, and oceans. Unfortunately, 32% of water-related fatalities in BC occur while boating, and almost 50% of these incidents involve a powerboat.1 This doesn’t mean that boaters should stop doing what they…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
Here’s a question: the last time you saw the doctor or pharmacist, were you able to tell them about all the prescription drugs you are currently taking? What about over-the-counter medications? Supplements? When you start to think about it, the…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
Electricity is used all around us – at school, home, and in our communities. It can be hazardous and must be treated with respect. Misuse of electricity can result in electrical fires, burns, serious injuries and death. Preventable is proud…Learn more
Back to school—it’s a hectic time for kids and for parents. There’s a lot of rushing around, dropping kids off, picking kids up, trying to get to class, and work, and home again on time, in all sorts of weather,…Learn more