ONTARIO NEUROTRAUMA FOUNDATION
An Injury Prevention project team at ONF provides leadership, project management and coordination support to the Community of Practice. The team consists of:
- Hélène Gagné, Program Director, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation- Injury Prevention
- Shameeza Allard, Knowledge Coordinator, Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation- Injury Prevention
The Ontario Childhood Injury Prevention Committee (OCIPC) is committed to being a leader in childhood injury prevention within the Province of Ontario. We are engaged in promoting and supporting positive, long-term change in how we understand and act upon the well-being of our communities. From 2013 to 2017, OCIPC has been involved in the Locally Driven Collaborative Projects funded by PHO and ONF. Some of the accomplishments include creating the website www.preventchildinjury.ca to address falls prevention, poisonings and burns/scalds among children from birth to 3 years. Parents can register to receive email at various age and developmental stage of their child. The website also offers downloadable resources such as facilitator guide, training presentations, home safety checklists (French and English), and webinars for knowledge exchange.
Our goal is to develop a concrete plan and to engage community stakeholders in implementing evidence based strategies that target parents/caregivers of children from birth to 6 years of age through promoting age and developmental stage based fall prevention key messages.