P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program is an in-hospital injury prevention program designed for youth between the ages of 15-18 yrs.

The Fort Frances P.A.R.T.Y. program focuses on empowering youth to formulate effective decision making and educate them to think about injury prevention in their daily lives. Many community partners are involved to show high school students what it would be like to be in a car crash! Students practice hands on activities, educating them as to what it is like to be an injured person.  Professionals that interact with them are doctors, police, fire, paramedics, nurses, rehabilitation, diagnostic services and injury survivors. Each professional also educates students in career opportunities.

The P.A.R.T.Y. program has been experienced by over 800 youth in the 5 years the program has been running and it is self-sustainable with significant in kind donations of time and resources. The theme is the ripple effect meaning that the choices the youth are making not only affects themselves but impacts may others. Youth empowerment and education is the key aim. Youth assisting in presenting the program are from the high school medical emergency first responders who have volunteered to take 80 hours of medical training to respond to medical emergencies in the high school. Fort Frances has the only Ontario high school with this type of team. This training helps them to enter a medical career and gives them the confidence and skills to take charge in an emergency. This program has been running since 2002. 

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This year we are working with First Nation communities to develop a version of P.A.R.T.Y. covering the youth not involved in our program. 

Watch a video
Annual Report
P.A.R.T.Y. schedule
METIman News Article
P.A.R.T.Y. Program Canada

Contact: Co-ordinator, P.A.R.T.Y. Program – John Beaton at (807) 274-2618 partyprogramfortfrances@hotmail.com