Falls Prevention Community of Practice

Publication/Event Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016

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


  • 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

Loop, an online communication platform for fall prevention

 The Fall Prevention Community of Practice delivers its services through an online communication platform called Loop. Loop connects you with your peers and experts in fall prevention. Join the CoP by registering on Loop today!

 Build your profile on Loop and start interacting with our community. Loop is a place to problem solve together and discuss what we actually do with research evidence. There is so much to gain and to give. Why work alone?

 Why join Loop?


  • Find an expert, mentor or collaborator. Search members by area of expertise, location or name.

Finding Answers

  • Harness the knowledge of over 1700 members to find an answer to your fall prevention question quickly and efficiently.

Working Together

  • Collaboration tools and private groups make working together online easy. Bring your network, committee or project team to Loop today.


Join the Fall Prevention Community of Practice. Register for Loop – there’s no cost.


 Have a general question about fall prevention or the CoP? Reach out to:

 Marguerite Thomas, Coordinator

Fall Prevention Community of Practice



Have a question about Loop? Get in touch with:

 Lindsay Toth, Project Coordinator

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation


416-422-2228 ext. 217


Have a question about CoP partnerships or governance? Parlez-vous français? Connect with:

 Hélène Gagné, Program Director

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation


416-422-2228 ext. 206