’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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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