Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre
The Alberta Program in Youth Sport & Recreational Injury Prevention is a collaborative research program composed of interdisciplinary researchers, trainees, and community partners with a common goal – to reduce the burden of sport and recreational injuries in Alberta youth. The Program is funded by an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunity (CRIO) grant. The main objectives of the Program are to develop and evaluate programs and policies in injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, and to increase awareness about youth sport and recreational injury prevention. The Alberta program highlights research projects examining sports that have high participation rates providing the greatest opportunity to reduce injury. The projects include injury prevention in youth ice hockey, ski and snowboard school programs, and the introduction of injury prevention training into junior high school physical education programs. To learn more, click here.