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
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.
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
Drinking and boating: they don’t mix. As in, at all. As the weather (and the water) gets warmer, Preventable is passing on this simple message to all BC boaters. We’re challenging BC boaters to re-think their attitudes toward staying safe…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
Concussions. Think they’re the type of injuries that only happen to pro athletes? Maybe it’s time to give it more thought. That’s what Preventable is hoping British Columbians will do because the idea that concussions only happen to elite-level players…Learn more
Millions of Canadians are currently enjoying fun winter activities with their friends and family. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean that preventable injuries can’t happen. Winter sports, putting up or taking down lights, tricky…Learn more
Summer is the time for fun on the water. Unfortunately, it’s also the time for drownings and other on-the-water “accidents.” In fact, 53 British Columbians drown every year, while another 41 “near-misses” on the water result in acute hospitalization….Learn more
The Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) is kicking off its 9th year with an 8-foot banana peel in downtown Vancouver. Located just outside the downtown London Drugs at the corner of Granville and Georgia Streets, our silly sculpture has…Learn more
Summer is here and for many Canadian families that means taking part in activities in, on, and around the water. Tragically, approximately 500 Canadians drown each year and lack of child supervision is one of the major risk factors that…Learn more
Injuries cost the province a lot of money every year – but just how much? According to a new set of reports released by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), injuries from falls, car crashes, poisoning and…Learn more