Every year, injury takes a staggering toll on children, seniors, families, and communities across the country. New data from The Cost of Injury in Canada Report quantifies the financial and societal burden on our citizens, our health care system and the Canadian economy. The financial costs of preventable injuries are rising and unsustainable:
- $27 billion lost to the economy annually
- 3.5 million visits to emergency rooms
- More than 60,000 disabilities
- Injury costs Canadians more than heart and stroke disease.
The human costs are catastrophic:
- 16,000 Canadians die each year
- 43 Canadians die every day
- Injury is the #1 killer of Canadians aged 1-44
- The loss of life is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every 10 days.
Published By: Parachute
Publication Date: June 2015