Fall Prevention Month

Fall Prevention Month
Description / Summary

Our Vision:

All Canadians play a role in preventing falls.

Our Mission:

Equip health and service providers, business, government and academia with the tools to raise awareness and engage their communities in preventing falls and fall-related injuries.

Why we need Fall Prevention Month:

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults. 20-30% of older adults fall each year [1]
  • Falls are the leading cause for hospital admissions from injuries for children ages 0 to 14 [2]

Fall Prevention Month encourages organizations to coordinate their efforts for a larger impact. Canadian organizations participate by planning initiatives and sharing evidence-based information on fall prevention. Together we can raise the profile of fall prevention and encourage everyone to see their role in preventing falls and fall-related injuries across the lifespan.