You finish a tough day of work with a splitting headache. The search for painkillers begins. As you rifle through your bathroom drawers, you finally spot the elusive pill-box and turn its contents out onto the counter, only to find…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 pandemic has British Columbians spending more time in the great outdoors! There is no better way to practice physical distancing than with some skis, a snowboard, or some snowshoes surrounded by beautiful wilderness. For some, venturing into the outdoors…Learn more
We don’t need to tell you twice: the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives. We’re spending more time at home and only encouraged to go out to pick up the essentials. And while most of us have realized the importance…Learn more
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping us closer to home, more homeowners are doing renovations around their house including finishing up outdoor projects before winter. But digging around your house without the proper information could be dangerous. Did you know there…Learn more
Over the decade that we’ve been talking to British Columbians about preventable injuries, we’ve heard a lot of stories about why people get hurt: “I didn’t know about the risks.” “It all happened so fast.” “I thought I knew what…Learn more
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
Having fun on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer but it comes with a risk. Every year in British Columbia, 45 people drown, many of them because they weren’t wearing a lifejacket or personal…Learn more
The Issue Injury is the leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 1-44.1 Over 500,000 British Columbians seek medical attention each year for an injury and 2,000 die.2 In response to this epidemic of preventable injuries in BC, The Community…Learn more
It’s a new year, and at Preventable, we’re thinking about what we want to change. We’ve decided to skip the typical promises and aim higher: We resolve to rethink risk. What do we mean? We want to people to recognize…Learn more
The holiday season is filled with so much good cheer, it’s easy to forget that serious injuries happen. But each year, impaired driving continues to be a contributing factor in 68 deaths on BC roads.1 The good news? These…Learn more