An “accident” means something unfortunate that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally. Many British Columbians believe that injuries are just a fact of life, that they are just “accidents” waiting to happen. But the truth is that most injuries are predictable…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.
You’re sitting in your easy chair, beside a crackling fire, enjoying a cup of your favourite holiday tipple. The last thing on your mind is that overloaded electrical outlet by the tree … or that CO detector you should have…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
It’s not only a new year, but a new decade. And at Preventable, we’re thinking about what we want to change going into the (new) Twenties. We’ve decided to skip the typical promises and aim higher: We resolve to…Learn more
’Tis the season for year-end parties, family dinners, and other celebrations. Who doesn’t enjoy catching up with family and friends over a drink to celebrate the holidays and the end of another great year? We do too. But when a few…Learn more
Frosh week is coming up. Who doesn’t enjoy going out with friends and catching up over a beer? We do too. But when a few drinks become a few too many, serious injuries can happen. Most of us are…Learn more
The Community Against Preventable Injuries is excited to be making waves in the Atlantic Provinces. Preventable’s success comes from high quality, purposeful partnerships, and we’re pleased to be working with our newest key partner, the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury…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
Here’s a question: the last time you saw the doctor or pharmacist, were you able to tell them about all the prescription drugs you are currently taking? What about over-the-counter medications? Supplements? When you start to think about it, the…Learn more