Parachute President’s 2017 Annual Report
CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MESSAGE
It’s been a privilege to serve as the chair of the board of directors for Parachute in 2017. It was a year of change and growth: We welcomed a new CEO, Steve Podborski, and hosted both our second fundraising gala and the second national Vision Zero Summit. Another key highlight is our leadership role in the development of the Canadian Guideline on Concussion in Sport. We also learned that our long-time partnership with the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre was in its last year as that centre, funded through Health Ontario, was being closed in early 2018.
Under Steve’s leadership, we developed a new strategic plan for 2018-2010 and are building a President’s Advisory Council to help Parachute take “Our Leap Forward”. We are committed to supporting Parachute’s vision of a Canada free of serious injuries, with Canadians living long lives to the fullest.