Category: Events

Global Choking Prevention Week

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February 22-28 is Global Choking Prevention Week. Choking can happen to anyone at any age, but children under age five are at greatest risk for choking injury and death. Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada. Global Choking Prevention Week is a global strategy to reduce these preventable injuries and deaths due to choking, especially among children,…

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2016 Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference

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Registration and the Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2016 Watch Your Step National Fall Prevention Conference in Calgary, Alberta on May 16 and 17, 2016. The last two conferences sold out, it is strongly recommended to book your spot as soon as possible. There are 75 early bird spots available! First come, first served! Download/open the conference e-bulletin, which contains the latest news on keynote speakers and…

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Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week (SFPAW)

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The 2015 Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week (SFPAW) officially runs November 2-8, 2015, with the campaign continuing for the month of November 2015, across all seven BC Health Authorities (Provincial Health Services Authority, First Nations Health Authority, Northern Health Authority, Interior Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and Island Health Authority). The campaign was created by the BC Falls and Injury Prevention Coalition (BCFIPC) to raise awareness…

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Event: Unwrapping Bubble Wrapped Kids: The Power of Play

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Learn more about the importance of play, especially risky play, to children’s growth and development. Parents and anyone concerned about the need for quality play for children and youth will find this event interesting and informative. After the keynote presentation a panel will discuss ‘risky play’ and potential steps to enhance play opportunities for all children. A question and answer session will wrap up the evening. Keynote Speaker: Tim Gill…

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It’s burn awareness week

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Burn Awareness Week teaches kids how to be responsible for their personal safety, and increases family awareness of potentially harmful situations.

BC sector-wide road safety calendar

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The BC Road Safety Strategy Education & Awareness Working Committee has just released a road safety calendar, a guide to the key provincial road safety campaigns, events and activities taking place each year in BC. Open/Download Calendar (PDF) »

Call to action on concussions

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Hockey legend Ken Dryden gave a call to action, encouraging players, coaches and medical professionals to educate others about concussion awareness, prevention and treatment, at the Ken Dryden sport concussion symposium, Jan. 28, attended by almost 200 people. Ken Dryden interviewed children and sports professionals who are affected by concussions including former NHL enforcer Gino Odjick who still suffers from the concussions he endured in his hockey career. Medical professionals…

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