Play Safe is thrilled to announce that McMaster Children's Hospital has joined the Play Safe Network.
McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada. MCH serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Founded in 1988, MCH has rapidly become a leader in pediatric evidence-based care, collaborative research and innovative leading-edge education.
We look forward to opportunities to collaborate around research, education and communication of best practices.
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PSI is delighted to welcome Parachute to the Play Safe Network.
Parachute is a national, charitable organization, formed in July 2012, which unites the former organizations of Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada into one strong leader in injury prevention. This passionate, unified voice leverages 80 years of combined injury-prevention experience and we cannot be underestimated in our resolve and capacity to effect change. The aim of Parachute is an injury-free Canada. Parachute wants to bring attention to the issue of preventable injury and to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest.
For more information on Parachute's sport and recreation-related programs, concussion and other community safety initiatives please visit: www.parachutecanada.org.
Play Safe Initiative is delighted to announce the Ontario Lacrosse Association is now part of the PSI Stewardship Group.
Since 1897, the Ontario Lacrosse Association (OLA) has been recognized as the administrative governing body of all levels (youth, junior and senior) and disciplines (box, field and inter-lacrosse) of lacrosse in the province. Over time, the OLA has introduced and delivered programs and services to assist in the promotion and development of the sport provincially.
The mission of the OLA is to govern, improve, foster, and perpetuate the sport of lacrosse in Ontario. We are the umbrella organization for all lacrosse organizations in the province and direct the development of technical programs, supervision of competitions and provincial championships.
For more on OLA: www.ontariolacrosse.com
We are delighted to welcome The Sandbox Project to the PSI Stewardship Group. The Sandbox Project's vision is to: "help make Canada the healthiest place on earth for children and youth to grow up. Our ambitious but achievable goal is to make measurable progress against international health indicators within the next five years. In particular, we are focused on improving health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, obesity, mental health, and the environment."
For more information on the Sandbox Project, please visit www.sandboxproject.ca
Injuries sustained in sport and physical activities are not a new topic and notwithstanding the current media spotlight we still know very little about the true rate of injuries or effective strategies to reduce the risk of injury. A benefit of the recent attention is a growing momentum to engage a wider group of stakeholders in the discussions about the impact of such injuries. Part of this discussion has identified a growing gap in research and through surveys such as this one researchers, community stakeholders and decision makers will gain a better understanding of the injury issue in sport and physical activity in Ontario. This survey is an initial step within the larger Play Safe Initiative strategy to understand injury in sport and physical activity through collaboration, research and knowledge exchange. Responses will be kept confidential and will only be reported in aggregate. This survey and research protocol has been reviewed by the Ethics Review Board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and LakeheadUniversity. For questions about this survey please contact Dr. Susan L. Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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