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Fall Prevention Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice (CoP) strives to create supportive communities in Ontario where adults enjoy quality of life and maintain their independence through the prevention of falls. We support our members to build capacity in the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

A CoP is a group of people who come together to exchange information on a topic. We bring together practitioners, caregivers, researchers, older adult groups and policy planners working for the health and care of older adults. Community members make a commitment to support and learn from one another and to develop new knowledge to advance the field of practice.


What does the CoP offer?

  • Education and training on fall prevention
  • Sharing evidence-based resources and information
  • Access to research evidence through a skilled Information Specialist
  • Partnership building
  • Chance to inform research
  • Updates on promising practices and policy changes

Who benefits?

People working in health care

  • Access evidence-informed tools and resources, networking opportunities, training and education
  • Develop stronger practices and policies

Researchers

  • Understand health care worker, older adult and caregiver perspectives
  • Collaborate with other researchers for more impactful projects
  • Put your results in the hands of people who can create change

The health care system

  • Less duplication and a coordinated approach to fall prevention

Older adult groups and caregivers

  • Get better services, care and experiences in your community

For the nitty-gritty on how we run things, please see our governing documents.