Category: Education

Opportunity for youth and injury prevention

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Parachute is now accepting applications for the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award. Stacey Levitt was struck and killed while jogging in 1995 – she was only 18 years old. Parachute is executing the $2500 award, which is open to current high school students across Canada. The award was created in memory and celebration of the life of Stacey, and encourages youth to embody Stacey’s qualities, ideals and Parachute’s overarching goal of…

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Great resource: Be Smart, Don’t Choke

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Most parents whose children have recovered from a choking episode state that they had “no idea” that the foreign body was a potential choking hazard. A danger that lies somewhat under the radar, choking and suffocation is responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.1 With the aim of promoting greater education around choking prevention, the BC Children’s Hospital and UBC have…

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