On July 5th, National Injury Prevention Day, Preventable is launching a contest to get British Columbians to “Point out the Obvious” by snapping photos or videos of injury hazards. We’re talking uneven sidewalks, cleaning products not stored in their original…Learn more
Our goal is to get you thinking
We want to speak to that little part of you—that little voice inside your head—that knows that sometimes, bad things do happen.
By dramatizing that moment of risk—that exact instant when we're faced with a decision that could have a catastrophic effect on our lives—we hope to grab attention and get Canadians thinking about the things they take for granted every day.
The weather is getting warmer, and it couldn’t come at a better time. As the province starts to reopen and we all start to expand our social bubbles, we’re getting out the kayaks and taking the boat out of storage….Learn more
You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You’ve probably never thought about it. But make no mistake: it’s out there. And it could seriously harm you. We’re talking about carbon monoxide (CO), an invisible, odourless, tasteless gas produced…Learn more
Fresh air. Incredible scenery. Acres of powder. There are few things more satisfying than a day on the slopes. But it seems a lot of us are taking in more than scenery when we go skiing or boarding—and that could…Learn more
Every summer, numerous boaters enjoy BC’s beautiful lakes, rivers, and oceans. Unfortunately, 32% of water-related fatalities in BC occur while boating, and almost 50% of these incidents involve a powerboat.1 This doesn’t mean that boaters should stop doing what they…Learn more
The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) is partnering with London Drugs to kick off the summer with an 8-foot banana peel in downtown Vancouver. Our silly sculpture has a very serious point: most “accidents” aren’t really accidents at all….Learn more
“It won’t happen to me.” “Helmets aren’t cool.” “I never fall snowboarding or skiing.” “Why do I have to wear a helmet when other people don’t?” We’ve all heard it a million times, but the fact is no one is…Learn more
Electricity is used all around us – at school, home, and in our communities. It can be hazardous and must be treated with respect. Misuse of electricity can result in electrical fires, burns, serious injuries and death. Preventable is proud…Learn more
During cold and flu season many people stock up on tissues, throat drops and other medications to relieve their symptoms and help them get back to good health. What they may not realize is that mixing medications can make you…Learn more
With all the advancements in technology these days and all the apps at our fingertips, it’s no wonder we have such a hard time putting our mobile devices away, even while walking. Unfortunately, the risk of distraction has increased as…Learn more