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Aug 27, 2019, 11:00 ET Help Make Back to School Safer for Canadian Children

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - As families across Canada prepare for back to school, all road users should remember that pedestrian injuries remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths...


Jun 03, 2019, 09:15 ET Childhood safety advocates urge Canadian families to #FallProofYourHome

Parachute Safe Kids Week June 3 to 9 raises awareness to prevent the leading cause of childhood injury TORONTO, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Parachute and Hydro One are urging Canadian families with small...


May 29, 2019, 11:00 ET Three crossing guards from Ontario and New Brunswick chosen as Canada's favourites

Winners come from Fredericton, Toronto and Stratford TORONTO, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Three exceptional school crossing guards who go above and beyond the call of duty have been chosen as winners of the ...


Nov 01, 2018, 08:00 ET 6 out of 10 young Canadians admit to texting while walking

Time change makes November a risky month for pedestrians as latest Desjardins survey reveals insights into road user safety AURORA, ON, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Most Canadians will be enjoying an...


Oct 29, 2018, 09:55 ET Keep trick-or-treaters safe on our roads this Halloween

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The only thing scary about Halloween trick-or-treating should be the spooky costumes. As children gear up to head door-to-door this Halloween, Parachute, Canada's...


Sep 11, 2018, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - Sept. 18 Montreal event hosts leading experts on Distracted Driving

MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - WHAT: Distracted Driving: Changing the Culture According to the RCMP, driver distraction is a factor in about 4 million motor vehicle crashes in North America...


May 29, 2018, 10:00 ET Three crossing guards from B.C. and Ontario chosen as Canada's favourites

Winners come from North Vancouver, Oakville, and London. TORONTO, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Three exceptional school crossing guards who go above and beyond the call of duty have been chosen as winners of ...


Aug 30, 2017, 06:00 ET 'Phones down, heads up' - Five steps to help keep kids safe as they head back to school

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Back to school means a renewed focus on safety for drivers and parents. Every day in Canada, seven children are struck while walking, and pedestrian injuries remain a...


Jul 28, 2017, 16:30 ET Parachute announces Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport to protect the health of active Canadians

TORONTO, July 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Concussions in sport are a recognized public health problem because of their frequency of occurrence and their potential short- and long-term consequences. These...


Jun 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Three Crossing Guard winners chosen as Canada's Favourites

Recipients announced for Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest TORONTO, June 13, 2017 /CNW/ - They've proven to go above and beyond the call of duty—three exceptional school crossing guards have...


Jun 05, 2017, 06:00 ET 'Everyday Superheroes' recruited during Parachute Safe Kids Week to promote safe, active transportation and combat the #1 killer of Canadian children

TORONTO, June 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Young children are among Canada's most vulnerable population when it comes to preventable injuries. Parachute Safe Kids Week, a national awareness campaign which runs...


May 02, 2017, 06:10 ET Parachute appoints Steve Podborski as President & CEO, June 5, 2017

Order of Canada Officer, Olympic legend to lead national injury prevention charity TORONTO, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Parachute today announced the appointment of Steve Podborski to the role of Parachute...


Mar 07, 2017, 06:30 ET Spring time change means 'sleepy' Canadians need to be extra alert on roadways

Driver fatigue is a factor in roughly 20% of all fatal crashes TORONTO, March 7, 2017 /CNW/ - As Canadians spring ahead to Daylight Saving Time on March 12, we gain an extra hour of sunlight but lose ...


Feb 16, 2017, 16:53 ET Hands-On Program Teaches Young Minds About Brain Health

Parachute and Economical Insurance Partner for Brain Waves TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Young Canadians are most vulnerable to preventable injuries, which account for more deaths than all other...


Nov 29, 2016, 06:00 ET Zero expectations drive efforts to drastically reduce traffic-related deaths in Canada

World road safety leaders come together for first Canadian Vision Zero Summit TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ -Transport-related incidents remain one of the leading causes of injury and death in Canada. ...


Oct 20, 2016, 07:05 ET Driving home the importance of road safety can make Halloween less frightening for trick-or-treaters

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Each year, more than 2,400 children under the age of 14 are injured as pedestrians in Canada. That's the equivalent of about 40 busloads of kids. As children gear up to ...


Oct 17, 2016, 09:05 ET /R E P E A T -- Distracted and Drugged Driving accelerate concerns over teen driver safety/

Parachute National Teen Driver Safety Week urges teens to #GetHomeSafe TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), an annual public awareness campaign aimed at educating...


Oct 16, 2016, 07:00 ET Distracted and Drugged Driving accelerate concerns over teen driver safety

Parachute National Teen Driver Safety Week urges teens to #GetHomeSafe TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), an annual public awareness campaign aimed at educating...


Jun 21, 2016, 06:30 ET #Safe4Life poll finds young workers unwilling to ring 'safety alarm' on workplace hazards

TORONTO, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - New and young workers in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured and that's why Parachute has launched #Safe4Life, an Ontario-wide, social media campaign...


May 30, 2016, 06:30 ET Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Parachute Safe Kids Week

Preventing the top childhood injuries 'At Home, At Play, and On The Road' TORONTO, May 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Parachute is marking the 20 year anniversary of Safe Kids Week, a national awareness campaign...


Feb 23, 2016, 17:15 ET Parachute teams up with Economical Insurance to educate 'young brains'

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Parachute, the national charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, is pleased to announce its partnership with Economical Insurance as the first...


Dec 17, 2015, 10:30 ET Three exceptional school crossing guards chosen as Canada's favourites

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Three exceptional individuals have been selected as winners of Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard Contest for 2015. Over the next few weeks, they each will be awarded...


Oct 27, 2015, 06:00 ET Road safety top of mind as trick-or-treaters take to the streets this Halloween

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - With children getting ready to go door-to-door this Halloween, Parachute and FedEx Express Canada are urging everyone to take extra care on the roads so...


Oct 16, 2015, 06:00 ET BFFs wanted to help stop deaths of young adults

Parachute looking for positive peer pressure to stop distracted driving and save lives during National Teen Driver Safety Week TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Leading into National Teen Driver Safety...


Sep 24, 2015, 09:00 ET Parachute encourages Canadians to play SMART hockey

Concussion awareness and education are key to preventing injuries and enjoying the game TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - For many Canadians, fall means hockey season kicks off again. As families get...