Sport and recreation activities provide important health and social benefits to individuals of all ages and abilities. British Columbians have many opportunities for indoor and outdoor sports all year long, but many activities come with an inherent risk of injury. The most common types of sports injuries in BC are related to cycling, skiing and snowboarding, ATVs, and playground injuries. Being aware of the risks and how to manage them is an important part of injury prevention. Please see the following list of resources for more information about sport-related injuries.
Safe Sport Resources
Active & Safe Central. Active & Safe Central (activesafe.ca) is a resource from the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) for children, youth and adults who engage in or facilitate sport and recreational activities, providing information on common injuries, risk factors, and injury prevention for their activity of choice. This website is based on current and available research evidence from around the world.
AdventureSmart. AdventureSmart (adventuresmart.ca) is a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities. The
AdventureSmart Trip Plan app allows individuals to create a detailed trip plan to send to family and friends before any outdoor trip, providing vital information to assist authorities in case of an emergency.
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Concussion Awareness Training Tool. Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a series of online educational modules and resources with the goal of standardizing concussion recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and management. Good concussion management may decrease the risk of brain damage and potentially reduce long-term health issues. Developed by Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director/Sports Injury Specialist with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, BC Children's Hospital, CATT is based upon the established principles of the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. There are 5 CATT online educational modules, and all are available free of charge.
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