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Did You Know?

In Nova Scotia, from 2001 - 2007, one youth died from an injury each week.

Injuries Are Costly

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Welcome to Injury Free Nova Scotia



jenna'slucycarseatWho We Are
Injury Free Nova Scotia is a provincial association (not-for-profit) committed to eliminating serious and preventable injuries in Nova Scotia.  We know that most incidents referred to as "accidents" that injure and claim the lives of our loved ones are in fact very preventable. We also know that to address our increasing health care costs we need to invest in prevention as well as in treatment.  Doing this work well requires working respectfully together with diverse groups within the realm of health and beyond.  We see our role as that of a positive change agent, - helping to build healthy public policy that will lessen injuries and save lives. We also see a role in bringing people together to inform, engage and mobilize them towards positive change.   

bbfinalHow do we do this?
We do this first through engaging health care professionals and researchers to share current and credible evidence on the causes of preventable injuries in this province and identify trends.  We then work with diverse stakeholder groups to incorporate community-level experience of the issue, assess current policies and determine policy changes that evidence indicates will impact most positively on injury levels.  Through then informing and engaging Nova Scotians to advocate with us for these policy changes, we work in partnership provincially to help create a safer province in which to work, play and explore.

Injury Free Nova Scotia appreciates being a part of a broader provincial health promotion network, reflecting injury prevention's important role in promoting overall good health for all Nova Scotians. 
 
UPDATE:

You are invited to attend a one-day suicide prevention gathering, "The Power of Community", on September 16th, 2016.  Held in Berwick, it is presented by Annapolis Valley CAST Coalition.  Register at www.valleycast.ca.
 
Cannabis and Legalization Public Information Sessions
Look under the Cannabis tab on this website to find the session nearest you.
Middleton - September 12           New Glasgow - September 28
Halifax - October 5                     Sydney - October 12              


If you want to know more about our organization and the work that we do, contact Shirley Burdock CLICK HERE