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Canadian Paediatric Society

Injury prevention

Most injuries sustained by children and youth are both predictable and preventable. Despite this, injuries are the leading cause of death among children 1 to 14 years of age in Canada and are major causes of morbidity and disability.


Practice Tools & Guidelines

  • Position statements from the CPS Injury Prevention Committee and Healthy Active Living and Sports Medicine Committee.
  • Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program: Studies on head injury secondary to suspected child maltreatment and lap-belt syndrome and survey questions on baby products injury and magnetic toys.

Advocacy tools

  • Are We Doing Enough? The CPS status report on public policy and child and youth health rates government legislation to prevent injuries and save lives in areas including: bike helmets, off-road vehicle safety and booster seats. 

Information for sharing with parents and caregivers

Sources and resources

Last updated: Sep 22 2017