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
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
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
Cyclists find lots of reasons for not wearing a helmet. “I’m not going to fall”, “Helmets mess up my hair, ” or “I just forgot to wear it” are some of the common ones. But that fact is that the…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
Back to school—it’s a hectic time for kids and for parents. There’s a lot of rushing around, dropping kids off, picking kids up, trying to get to class, and work, and home again on time, in all sorts of weather,…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
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