Our National Partners
Safe Kids Canada
Safe Kids Canada promotes effective strategies to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. By building partnerships and using a comprehensive approach to childhood safety, Safe Kids Canada works to advance safety and to reduce the burden of injuries on Canada’s children and youth. Safe Kids mission is to turn research into action – by providing credible programmes and useful messages.
Safe Kids Canada works with over 1,800 partners nationally to educate parents on major causes of injury and death and the simple measures available to them to protect their children.
The URL for Safe Kids Canada is: www.sickkids.on.ca/safekidscanada
SMARTRISK is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by helping people to see the risks in their everyday lives and showing them how to take those risks in the smartest way possible so that they can enjoy their lives to the fullest. Its programmes for taking smart risks are based on five simple, positive choices: Buckle Up; Get Trained; Wear the Gear; Look First; and Drive Sober.
The URL for SMARTRISK is: http://www.smartrisk.ca/
The mission of the ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada is to prevent brain and spinal cord injury through education aimed at encouraging healthy behaviours in children and youth. For spinal cord and brain injury, the motto of ThinkFirst remains a statement of profound and still immutable reality: prevention is the only cure!
The URL for Think First: www.thinkfirst.ca
The British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit is part of a province-wide partnership between the Centre for Community Child Health Research, BC Ministry of Health and BC Children’s Hospital to address critical gaps in the injury prevention field in BC. BCIRPU is a leader in the development of evidence-based prevention strategies, and enjoys a solid reputation among the provincial, national and international injury prevention communities.
The mission of the BCIRPU is to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury among all age groups in British Columbia through research, surveillance, education and knowledge transfer, public information and the support of evidence-based, effective prevention measures. BCIRPU is the British Columbia provincial lead for Safe Communities Canada.
The URL for BCIRPU is http://www.injuryresearch.bc.ca/
Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) is a provincial organization committed to advancing the impact of prevention, emergency response, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in Alberta. ACICR receives core business funding from Alberta Health and Wellness and is housed within the University of Alberta, School of Public Health. The Centre staff consists of researchers, statisticians, program coordinators, educators and communicators who work with partners across Alberta to control injury.
The ACICR has been a part of the Safe Communities movement in Canada since its inception,and with Safe Communities Canada, it shares a vision of a country that is free from the pain and cost of avoidable injury. The ACICR is the Alberta provincial lead for Safe Communities Canada.
The URL for The ACICR: http://www.acicr.ualberta.ca/
IMPACT - The Injury Prevention Centre of Children's Hospital, Winnipeg
IMPACT is dedicated to reducing the number of childhood and adolescent injuries in Manitoba. Injuries are not caused by random acts of fate; they are preventable. IMPACT promotes injury prevention among Manitoba children and youth through: the promotion of community partnerships; research; programme evaluation; public and professional education; advocacy for regulatory or legislative
IMPACT maintains a video and print library for use by health professionals and the public. IMPACT is the Manitoba provincial lead for Safe Communities Canada.
The URL for IMPACT is:: www.hsc.mb.ca/impact
Our International Partners
The Karolinska Institute
The URL for the institute is: http://www.phs.ki.se/csp/
The Australian Safe Communities Foundation
The Australian Safe Communities Foundation (ASCF) is a national, not-for-profit organization with a vision to make Australia the safest country in the world in which to live, learn, work, travel and play - one community at a time.
The ASCF has been set up to advocate safety promotion at a national level and to complement the activities of established injury prevention and community safety organizations. Many of these organizations are already making great strides in reducing injury, minimizing risk and promoting community safety.
The ASCF's work is based on three core values:
The ASCF is a Certifying Centre for the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.
The URL for the ASCF is: www.safecommunities.net.au
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand
SafeCommunities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ), established in 2004, is a not-for- profit national organization with charitable trust status, a visible national champion for the promotion of World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Communities Model, International Safe Schools and Passport to Safety. SCFNZ works collaboratively with key stakeholders to further support the development of community-based safety promotion and injury prevention both within NZ and internationally. SCFNZ is committed to supporting the development of a positive safety culture and safe environments for all, through its community and school-based safety initiatives.
The URL for Safe Communities New Zealand is: www.safecommunities.org.nz
Safe Communities America
Safe Communities America, a program of The National Safety Council, is an Affiliate Support Center for the international Safe Communities movement. As the U.S. voice of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion, Safe Communities America encourages and supports those communities aspiring to the International Safe Community designation.