We are pleased to have the support of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Manitoba Public Insurance in the delivery of the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program to high school students across the province.

If your high school would like to participate in this one day, experiential program, contact us today.

P.A.R.T.Y. program logoProgram description

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program ( Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth) is a dynamic, interactive injury prevention. health promotion program for teenagers. P.A.R.T.Y. was developed in 1986 at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario, through the request from teenagers.

In Canada, the incidence of trauma injury and death occurs in the 15-24 year age groups. P.A.R.T.Y. was created to educate teens about the perils of risk taking in behaviour and the tragic consequences that can occur. This program is a vital component of the growing effort to reduce death and injury in alcohol and risk-related incidents.

Program Outline

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is an informational session, that has been presented to schools across Manitoba since 1988. With the onset of the Covid-19, P.A.R.T.Y. Program has adapted it’s delivery to continue to offer Manitoba youth the information they need. The aim of the program is to help youth make more informed decisions when participating in risk-related activities.  The way P.A.R.T.Y. achieves this goal is simple. The program offers students a chance to interact, and engage directly with patients who are living with traumatic brain injuries, and the professionals who work with them through the journey of recovery: from pre-hospital care through rehabilitation.

Program length, while not completely fixed, can range from one hour, over the course of multiple sessions to three hours, from beginning to end of the program. The P.A.R.T.Y. program team understands inflexible school timetables can limit the participation of schools, and is therefore willing to work with educators to find an efficient way to deliver this life saving information.

Included in the session, students will hear from:

  • Manitoba Brain Injury Association: What is P.A.R.T.Y?
  • STARS Air ambulance speaker and virtual helicopter tour
  • Manitoba Public Insurance: Driver safety presentation
  • Winnipeg Police Service: Driving while intoxicated
  • Engaging virtual activities and games to further demonstrate concepts
  • Transplant Manitoba: Sign up for life
  • Blood Services: How blood donation works
  • Brain injury survivors testimonials/storytelling
  • OT/PT Rehabilitation team presentation

The P.A.R.T.Y. program is proudly funded through Manitoba Public Insurance, and is a partner with various health allied professionals, who support our mission of improving the health and lifestyle of young Manitobans.

Since the start of the program, thousands of students have participated and in 2003-2004 MBIA expanded the program to include rural Manitoba.

For more information on the National Party program click here www.partyprogram.ca

Mock Car Crash

MBIA also stages an annual mock car crash in both Winnipeg and one other Manitoba location. The dramatic event shows students the potential results of driving while impaired, without a seatbelt, or while speeding.

Students witness actors and rescue personnel in the aftermath of a collision. A number of individuals and organizations voluntarily assist to create a realistic crash scenario including:

  • Police service traffic divisions (WPS and RCMP)
  • Paramedic Association of Manitoba
  • Chapel Lawn Funeral Home