SMARTRISK is a national non-profit organisation founded in 1992 and is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.It has become one of the leading injury prevention groups in Canada. For more information on SMARTRISK or to obtain details of the campaigns, programs, publications, view their website at


The May 2005 issue of the Ontario Injury Compass - Volume 2, Issue 3 provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario.

The January 2005 issue of the Ontario Injury Compass  deals with "Falls".

The December 2004 edition of SMARTRISK dealt with "hot substances" being the topic. Hot substances accounted for 2,905 injury hospitalizations in Ontario over the 5-year period from 1997/98 to 2001/02. Hot liquids or vapours were reported as the substance causing the injury in about 73% of the cases.

Ladders and Injuries - The first issue of Ontario Injury Compass, an analysis of injury issues in Ontario was published in November 2004. This is the first of a monthly series of E-reports, which is to be produced by SMARTRISK. Their first issue dealt with falls from ladders.

To view the November 2004 issue, click on the link "falls from ladders".



SMARTRISK is pleased to offer The SMARTRISK Learning Series, an innovative teleconference-based education program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of injury prevention practitioners.

If interested, you can join them for an exciting roster of speakers from a variety of fields, who will provide participants with leading edge information, challenging ideas and access to a myriad of resources.

The curriculum for the winter 2005 will continue to be organized into two series: Issues in Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation; and the State of the Art.

Thanks to generous funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Hydro One, the SMARTRISK Learnings Series is available free of charge to participants across Ontario.*

*For participants outside Ontario, a $50 fee is charged per session to cover teleconference and long distance charges, as well as course materials.The Winter 2005 SMARTRISK Curriculum is now available for Injury Prevention Practitioners. Upcoming sessions are described in the Thunder Bay Safe Communities 2005 Calendar of Events.


Julie Johnston, Community Resources Associate
Telephone: (416) 596-2704
or e-mail:
no later than one week prior to the session date.

For more information, please visit the Learning Series in the Practitioners. section of the Smartrisk website at: