Injury Prevention Champions are individuals and organizations committed to reducing injuries in Alberta.
Every Albertan has the opportunity to affect change in injury prevention policies and promote safety culture. Together, we can ensure prevention of injuries is recognized as important as treatment and cure.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”Dr. Seuss
Do you know someone with a passion for injury prevention? You can nominate someone to be recognized as an Injury Prevention Champion. For more information, contact Patti Stark.
Leaders like Beverly Lafortune hammer home the value of Injury Prevention in Alberta.
For National Injury Prevention Day, the Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) recognizes a long-time leader in a public health sector that’s not always fun to talk about: safety. Beverly Lafortune is the VP of Training and Community Services for St. John Ambulance and is the picture of the grit it takes to make Alberta safer.
“In one word, it’s her leadership,” says David Hook, President and CEO of St. John Ambulance Alberta. “She’s on the leading edge of policy-making concerning injury prevention in our field.”
Along with her work in first aid, Lafortune has devoted nearly 2 decades to get Albertans to buckle up. She held a key role in Alberta O...Read More