is at risk?

While anyone can fall at any time, children under 5 years of age and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured.


can be done?

The good news is that we know what puts people at risk of falling and being injured. Therefore, we can help reduce the risk of falling. This website provides information to help individuals, families, and professionals prevent falls in a variety of settings.

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Taking Care of My Health: Falls prevention video campaign

Ottawa Public Health has created “Taking Care of My Health”, a Falls Prevention video campaign aimed at increasing public awareness of falls in older adults and encourage healthy and safe behaviours to reduce this risk. The following videos identify 4 key behaviours in relation to prevention falls among older adults.. . .

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SLIPS, TRIPS, and FALLS International Conference

The  SLIPS, TRIPS, and FALLS International Conference will take place June 15 & 16, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Hosted by iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN, this 2 day international conference will highlight the latest in slips, trips, and falls research and products. Presentations, workshops and panel. . .

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Self-Care for the Caregiver Conference

Caregiving with Confidence is planning a one-day conference for caregivers and other stakeholders. Date:  Thursday January 19, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg For full program and registration information go to caregiver conference Jan 2017