Parachute Canada – The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 and Vision Zero Work Across Canada

CARSP Webinar Series

Date(s) - October 26, 2021
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT


In 2018, motor vehicle injuries stole the lives of 17,475 Canadians, including 1,759 transport-related deaths, according to Parachute’s “The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021” report. Parachute staff will speak to the report and how it can influence the work we are collectively doing on road safety. Additionally, Parachute will provide an overview of the work being done across the country on Vision Zero highlighting specific municipalities experiences with a focus on challenges and opportunities.


Stephanie Cowle

Stephanie Cowle

Director, Knowledge Translation, Parachute

Stephanie Cowle has spent more than a decade working in the area of injury and trauma prevention. She is the Director of Knowledge Translation at Parachute, leading the analysis and synthesis of research to develop the organization’s evidence-based solutions that advocate and educate. Stephanie’s experience includes working with government, health, sport and education stakeholders at national and provincial levels. Stephanie is a speaker and presenter at conferences and workshops and a media spokesperson on a wide range of injury prevention topics, public policy issues and knowledge mobilization. Stephanie holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from Wilfrid Laurier University and Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate from the University of Toronto.

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith is Director, Programs at Parachute. She oversees all of Parachute’s campaigns and programs and helps to support our extensive network of community partners across Canada.

She is skilled in managing behaviour change programs with a focus on children and youth. She also has a strong community engagement background and provides solid leadership to our network partners. Valerie has presented at a number of events and conferences around the world on injury prevention issues.

Prior to working with Parachute Valerie was a senior program manager at a number of charities including Smartrisk, Katimavik and Youth Challenge International. She spent a substantial part of her career working on HIV/AIDS programs in South America and East Africa. She holds a MA in international and comparative education.