The majestic, open waters of Canada beckon many to come, swim, paddle and play. However, these waters also pose a hazard for both visitors and residents alike. Canadian waters remain cold enough year-round to cause cold water shock response, and swimming skill alone is not enough to conquer this.
The Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross have partnered to develop a drowning and injury prevention campaign for remote communities.
On May 8, 2012, Joyce Fersovitch, ACICR project coordinator, attended the successful Siksika Nation community health fair. She shares her experience at this comprehensive and community-based event.
Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute have partnered to create print resources for pediatricians and family physicians to assist in patient counseling regarding unintentional injury prevention.
Road traffic injuries are on the decrease in Alberta. In 2010, there were fewer crashes, injuries and fatalities compared to 2009. However, similar to other provinces and even countries around the world, road traffic crashes remain the leading cause of death and injury among Alberta’s youth.
In response to this daily threat, many young people set out to become road safety activists, raising awareness of those around them and advocating their governments for more action.