Injuries Are Costly
Welcome to the Injury Free Nova Scotia website.
The province of Nova Scotia is vibrant and diverse, in its landscape, its weather and its people. We live in communities from urban and rural to something in-between. Across this province we pursue unique life paths but are united in wanting health and happiness for ourselves, our families and friends, our communities and our province.
We live in this place together, a network of communities, each dealing with unique opportunities and challenges. When communities are healthy they are invested in the wellness of others as well as themselves, and they work together to create an environment that is positive and healthy for all.
We see supporting healthy communities as fundamental to our work.
"We need community action and policies to support healthy communities."
- Mark Hyman
Who We Are
How 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.
As the federal government's work to legalize cannabis moves forward, we are preparing to host a second series of cannabis conversations, following-up on those held in autumn of 2016. Our focus remains to support legalization, but advocate for the regulations that will safeguard our children and youth.
(Legalization yes, commercialization no.)
Please click on the cannabis tab to find out more about our organization's position and some of the credible evidence that supports it.
The Annapolis Valley CAST (Communities Addressing Suicide Together) Conference will be held Thursday, September 7th at Brigadoon.
If you want to know more about our organization and the work that we do, contact Shirley Burdock CLICK HERE