National Teen Driver Safety Week 2021

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17 to 23, 2021. Road crashes are the third-leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24 in Canada[i],[ii] and transport injuries for youth and young adults cost the Canadian economy $990 million in a single year1....

Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Did you know that concussions are the most common form of head injury? They don’t just happen to professional athletes – they can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Each year in BC, almost 600 people are hospitalized for a concussion, and approximately 14,500 visit...

Potential Lost, Potential for Change – The Cost of Injuries in Canada 2021

Injuries divert essential hospital resources and cost Canadian residents $29.4 billion annually. Injury remains the no. 1 cause of death for Canadians age 1 to 44, and annually causes 17,475 deaths, 231,530 hospitalizations, and 4.6 million trips to emergency...


BCIRPU conducts research, surveillance, and knowledge translation activities in a number of areas related to injury prevention—at home, at work, at play, and on the road.

The BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit is a leader in the production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge, supporting the integration of prevention practice into the daily lives of British Columbians.