Parachute is a charitable organization helping Canadians stop the clock on predictable and preventable injuries.
Each year in Canada, preventable injuries kill more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
- 13,000 deaths
- 60,000 disabilities
- 200,000 hospital stays
- 3 million emergency room visits
- a $20 billion economic burden to the Canadian economy
- and worst of all, 1 child dies every 9 hours.
Five days per month during the school year, a group of teens aged 15-18 are brought in to the hospital to learn about trauma (i.e. injury). The purpose of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to provide useful, relevant information to young people about injury, that will enable the participants to recognize potential injury-producing situations, to make informed prevention-oriented choices about activities, and to adopt behaviours and actions that minimize risk.