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Why is Window Safety Week Important?

Posted: 27/01/20

The National Safety Council and the Window Safety Task Force established Window Safety Week in 1997 to heighten awareness of the actions homeowners can take to establish window safety and fall prevention as a year-round safety priority.

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Calgary: Building code changes will prevent kids from falling out windows, city says

Posted: 08/01/20

15% of major trauma patients at Alberta Children's Hospital in 2016 were children who fell out windows

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Parachute Kids Safety Week

Posted: 15/04/19

Taking place June 3 to 9, 2019, Parachute Safe Kids Week will focus on the topic of preventing harm from children's falls in the home and at play.

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Parachute Kids Safety Week

Posted: 15/04/19

Taking place June 3 to 9, 2019, Parachute Safe Kids Week will focus on the topic of preventing harm from children's falls in the home and at play.

Now in its 23rd year, Parachute Safe Kids Week is an annual national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children.

Whether you represent a school, public health team or a community organization, this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of child fall prevention.

Our signature activity for 2019 will be the #FallProofYourHome Challenge, where we'll encourage families to use our #FallProofYourHome Checklist to address key hazards for children that cause serious injuries from falls in the home.

Parachute will support you with a Community Toolkit containing resources and tools to roll out a successful Parachute Safe Kids Week in your community. You can use the Community Toolkit to help you organize activities and events to help keep children safe from harmful falls in the home and at play. Check out all our downloadable online resources.

We're partnering with Hydro One as our Ontario sponsor for Parachute Safe Kids Week 2019 and will be providing enhanced Community Toolkits for 100 Ontario Safe Kids Week partners. Additional toolkits are available to buy for interested partners across Canada.

These toolkits are now available to order and will be mailed out starting the week of May 6, 2019.

Order your Ontario Community Toolkit today!

Order your National Community Toolkit today (if you reside outside of Ontario)

Vous pouvez également télécharger les ressources en Français pour la Semaine SécuriJeunes de Parachute.

We encourage Canadians to join the discussion on social media by following us @ParachuteCanada on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and using the hashtags #FallProofYourHome and #SKW2019 to spread our message widely!

We look forward to hearing from you on how you plan to participate in Parachute Safe Kids Week. Please email us at safekidsweek@parachutecanada.org.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Parachute Team
parachutecanada.org

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