Learn how to prevent falls - online course

Our revised online course Prevention of Falls in Older Adults is now available!
Go at your own pace and learn more about falls and how to prevent them.

About this free course:

This module is for anyone concerned about older adults who would like to learn valuable information regarding falls and fall prevention, such as:

  • Personal support workers;
  • Volunteers;
  • Friends and family; and
  • Older adults who support others close to them.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand why falls are a health problem for older adults;
  • Identify what puts an older adult at risk for a fall;
  • Include fall prevention into your daily work; and
  • Talk about fall prevention with clients and families.

This training is based on current literature, the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum and best practices in fall prevention.
Complete the module now

This course requires registration with OLearn, the City’s public-facing learning platform.

  • To register, select Create New Account on the login page and follow the instructions to create a username and password.
  • You are also asked to provide an email and a first and last name; this information is kept confidential as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and your email will only be used by the system to receive an automated message confirming that you have completed the course.
  • If you do not wish to create an account to complete this training module, you can access the complete course transcript.

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