June 2015

The Cost of Injury in Canada - Expert Panel

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West , Toronto

A new report revealing The Cost of Injury in Canada is being released by Parachute in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada. Through the perspectives of leading experts -- including Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada and Dr. Louis Francescutti, immediate past President, Canadian Medical Association -- this discussion panel will explore the societal burdens and cost pressures of preventable injuries.

Leading Canadian franchise expert and lawyer, Ned Levitt, joins the panel to inform and inspire all with his daughter Stacey’s story, who died suddenly at age 18.

This event is sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, Parachute’s National Development Sponsor. Funding support for The Cost of Injury in Canada report was provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Louis Thériault, Vice-President, Public Policy, The Conference Board of Canada

Dr. Louis Francescutti, Professor, University of Alberta & Immediate Past President, Canadian Medical Association

Louise Logan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parachute

Ned Levitt, Board of Directors, Parachute

Dr. Ian Pike, Director, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Member Pricing:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $801 +HST

Guest Pricing:
Individual: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

*Lunch served at 11:45 a.m., discussion to follow*

The Cost of Injury in Canada - Expert Panel

Dr. Ian Pike

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

Dr. Ian Pike

Dr. Pike is the Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and chairs the Expert Advisory Committee for Parachute. Dr. Pike’s research includes national projects to develop and validate injury indicators for Canadian children and youth; injury prevention among First Nations and Inuit children and youth; child passenger safety; risky play; and, the efficacy of social marketing to reduce preventable injuries.

His current research is focused on injury indicators for Canadian children and youth, policy indicators, and the development of social marketing campaigns to reduce preventable injuries in B.C.

Dr. Louis Francescutti

Professor of Public Health, MD, PhD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC, FACPM, FRCPI, FRCPE, FRCP, ICD-D, CCPE
University of Alberta

Dr. Louis Francescutti

Dr. Francescutti has spent more than two decades delivering one single message: Live Smart. Reputed as one of Canada's leading medical visionaries and regarded internationally for his 'down to earth' and often 'bold' methodologies, Lou is not intimidated by political correctness, nor is he afraid to tell it like it is.

Dr. Francescutti holds numerous distinctions: MD, PhD, MPH, CCFP, FRCPC, FACPM, FRCPI, FRCPE, FRCP, ICD-D, CCPE. He is an emergency department physician, a university professor, an international speaker, Immediate Past-President of the Canadian Medical Association, and Past-President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Louis Thériault

Vice-President, Public Policy
The Conference Board of Canda

Louis Thériault

Louis Thériault is the Vice-President, Public Policy for the Conference Board of Canada specializing in product development and economic analysis.

He is currently responsible for research and networks in the areas of national security and public safety, health (including Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care), energy, environment and transportation policy and the Centre for the North.

Louis holds a B.A. (Hons) and M.A. (Economics) from Laval University. Formerly, Louis was the Executive Director, Economic Initiatives, responsible for all aspects of the Board's many research programs.

Louise Logan

President & CEO
Parachute Canada

Louise Logan

Louise Logan is the President and CEO of Parachute, a national charity focused on stopping the clock on preventable injuries – the leading cause of death for Canadians age 1-44. Parachute is creating a movement and building awareness of the issue of injury. A strategic and innovative leader, Louise has been involved in injury prevention and social change at the provincial, national and international levels for more than 15 years.

Louise holds a juris doctor degree from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor of arts with honours degree from the University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the executive program at the Ivey school of business, University of Western Ontario.

Ned Levitt

Board of Directors

Ned Levitt

Ned is acutely aware of the importance of young people learning to take smart risks. As a prolific writer and noted lecturer, he shares this message through his personal journey as the father of an 18-year-old daughter who lost her life to injury, Ned was formerly a member and chair of the SMARTRISK board, until joining Parachute’s Board of Directors in 2012.

Ned is one of Canada's leading authorities in franchising and distribution law – representing some of the world's foremost franchises, and providing legal services to Canadian and International clients. Additionally, from 2000-2007, he was General Counsel to the Canadian Franchise Association and is currently a member of the International Committee of the International Franchise Association.

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