Partnerships - BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit


Operational Partners

BCIRPU is supported by a province-wide partnership between the Evidence to Innovation cluster at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, BC Ministry of Health (MoH), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), BC Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia (UBC). BCIRPU is accountable to each of these partners, as well as through the active participation and involvement of these and other clients and constituency it serves, allowing BCIRPU to draw on a wide variety of resources and expertise in its mission to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury in British Columbia.

The Community Against Preventable Injuries – Preventable

BCIRPU has established a strategic partnership with The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) to support Preventable to pursue its mandate of increasing injury prevention awareness, transforming attitudes, and ultimately, behaviour through the development of injury prevention social marketing campaigns.

BC Injury Prevention Leadership & Action Network (BCiPLAN)

BCiPLAN is an independent strategic alliance of organizations involved in injury prevention to advise and assist one another regarding policies and programs. BCiPLAN functions as a network of networks and provides opportunities for linkages and strategic development of injury prevention initiatives at the highest level in BC.


parachuteParachute is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. A national charity, Parachute officially formed in July 2012, when the former Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada joined together to become one leader in injury prevention. Parachute’s injury prevention solutions, knowledge mobilization, public policy and social awareness efforts are designed to help keep Canadians safe. Parachute’s vision is an injury-free Canada with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.


The BC Injury Prevention Policy Advisory Committee (BC IP-PAC) provides guidance and recommendations to influence the development of injury surveillance and prevention policies and programs by way of liaising with the Provincial Public Health Committee. The Committee provides a forum to be inclusive of health authority representatives holding responsibility for direction of injury prevention as well as Ministry (or representatives) responsible for injury prevention surveillance, programs and policy.