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Brain Waves

Brain Waves is a national brain and spinal cord injury prevention program overseen by Parachute, Canada’s national injury prevention organization. The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) is the provincial delivery partner for Brain Waves and the training...

Poison Prevention Week 2021— BC Social Media Toolkit

When: March 21-27, 2021 Purpose: To raise awareness and provide tips to prevent unintentional poisoning among British Columbians, with a focus on promoting safe storage practices and helping parents understand how to #CheckForPoisons and make their homes poison safe,...

Webinar: Why is outdoor risky play more important now than ever?

Date: Thursday, March 25th at 11 AM Abstract: Research is clear on the importance of regular and repeated access to outdoor risky play. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of supporting children’s play outdoors is even more urgent to support infection control...

Playing in the Snow Safely

Playing in the Snow Safely

With snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast this weekend, make sure you’re prepared before venturing out in the snow. Playing outside is healthy for everyone, but frostbite can put a damper on the fun.

Webinar: An overview of poisonings in British Columbia

When: Thursday January 28th at 10am PST Hosted by Samantha Pawer, BSc Abstract: Poisoning is an extremely concerning public health issue in British Columbia (BC). Most prominently, opioid-related overdoses have been remarkably high in recent years, prompting the...