Networking is about making connections and building mutually beneficial relationships. It is also among the most productive and most enduring way to building those types of relationships. To succeed, the person must strive to connect with new people and cultivate emerging relationships. We encourage you to learn more about the different opportunities that are available to assist with your networking efforts with other stakeholders who have a similar passion to help reduce seniors' risk of falls.
Fall Prevention Community of Practice (LOOP)
LOOP is a nationally recognized online communication platform for the Fall Prevention Community of Practice. Its aim is to help bring together practitioners, caregivers, researchers, older adult groups and policy planners who work for the health and care of older adults with others who share the same passion for fall prevention. Its mission is to supports its members to build capacity in the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. This is done through knowledge sharing and networking, capacity building and implementation support for evidence-informed practices.
NB Social Policy Research Network
The mandate of the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network (NBSPRN) is to advance an evidence-based approach to policy development. This would include identifying opportunities for collaboration among governmental organisations, non-governmental organizations, researchers, community leaders and citizens in order to help address concerns around fall prevention in seniors who live in a community setting. If you are interested, we encourage you to visit the NBSPRN website to learn more about this network, and to sign up for their membership.
National Fall Prevention Conference
Known as Canada's leading fall prevention conference, this event features an agenda that showcases the latest information and research in fall and injury prevention among older adults. It provides a chance hear national and international experts and learn from the experiences of successful programs from across the country.
This conference is also an exceptional learning and network opportunity for those who work with older adults in all settings, including practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the field of seniors’ health and injury prevention.
In May 2016, the Watch Your Step: 2016 National Fall Prevention Conference that was held in Calgary, Alberta and co-hosted by the Injury Prevention Centre, University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services was a resounding success. More information about the next conference will be provided through this website as soon as it is available. We hope to see you at the next one!