According to current collision trends, fatalities from the impacts of distracted driving are forecasted to exceed those from drinking and driving by 2016. Texting and driving increases collision or near-collision event risk by 23 times compared to those driving without any distraction. Additionally, drivers younger than 25 years of age were more likely than older drivers to read or send text messages or e-mails while driving. For this reason, youth texting and driving is of particular concern.
On November 5, 2014, grade nine students across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the National program, Take Our Kids to Work™ day. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds all organizations involved to make safety a priority on this day and to take extra care to protect the visiting students from any hazards that may be present in the workplace.
On Oct 5-6, 2014, hundreds of people gathered in Toronto for TCAT's 7th annual Complete Streets Forum (http://http://tcat.ca/completestreetsforum2014) to share ideas and learn from practitioners and researchers from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and around the world.
This issue of inDepth, written by farm and food consultant Joan Brady, examines the basic principles of sustainable food system development. After outlining the key concepts of food security, sustainability and the six components of a food system, the resource identifies opportunities and approaches for making changes to improve the sustainability of local food systems.
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has released classroom-ready lesson plans about HIV and AIDS, in both English and French, as part of the nationwide awareness initiative Kisses 4 CANFAR. Kisses 4 CANFAR generates ongoing dialogue about HIV and AIDS, prevention, and stigma reduction. Education promoting awareness and prevention is one of the best ways to fight the AIDS pandemic.
In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, 2014, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was proud to announce the launch of an online portal recognizing and addressing the experience of metastatic breast cancer