Program Overview

Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth

Promoting Teen Injury-Prevention
Vivid Clinical Reality

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program has been hosted
for 25 years at Edmonton’s
Misericordia Hospital.
Since its inception, it has impacted
over 40,000 local and area grade nine students.

We currently host
over 4,000 grade nine students
during each school year.
We appreciate the participation of
dedicated community partners including
Edmonton Police Service,
Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, and
University of Alberta Injury Prevention Centre.

The P.A.R.T.Y. experience that saves lives…

Hosted by the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is a one-day in-hospital field trip for local and area grade nine students to experience what it would be like to be a trauma patient. The program graphically reveals the perils of risk-taking behavior from the perspective of the people who know. Profound interactions with front-line hospital emergency staff, law enforcement officers and victims of trauma who have lived to tell their tale drive home the reality of trauma.

SMART Risk / SMART Choices

SMART Risk messaging is used to identify the most important choices teens can make to avoid becoming victims of trauma. Our hard-hitting, interactive program addresses the very real consequences of drinking & driving, distracted driving, not wearing seatbelts or helmets, and other risk-related behavior. It’s about making the smart choices that save lives.

We Don’t Pull Any Punches

We tell it like it is. Students participate in an impactful program that includes video presentations, experiential exercises and demonstrations from people who have lived with and continue to deal with trauma, sharing about their roles, memories, and frustrations and making the potentially devastating consequences of trauma very real.

A learning experience
that you and your students
will never forget!

Take a Look

A Look Inside
the P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Distracted Walking
EMS Video

EMS Distracted Walking Video

City of Edmonton
Vision Zero Initiative

“These are our mothers, fathers,
wives, husbands, children, friends ...
any loss of life on our roads
is unacceptable.”

Don Iveson
Mayor City of Edmonton

Origin of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program was first established in 1986
in Canada’s largest Trauma Centre,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto.

It has been successfully implemented at
more than 100 sites around the world.

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is a vital component
of a growing community effort to reduce death and injury
from alcohol and drug related vehicle crashes
and other risk-related incidents.

Our collaborations in the Edmonton injury-prevention community
continue to grow,
most recently through our connection with the
City of Edmonton Office of Traffic Safety
‘Vision Zero’ Initiative.

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Who Can Attend
P.A.R.T.Y. Program, Edmonton?

Any school is welcome to Create a School Profile
and apply online to bring all grade nine students.
Returning schools book each spring for the following school year.
Schools new to P.A.R.T.Y. can book
during the school year if dates are available.

We are currently expanding
our available dates.

Provide your preferred months or dates to attend
in your online school application
and we will do our best to accommodate you.

P. A. R. T. Y. Program, Edmonton
Misericordia Community Hospital
16940 - 87 Avenue
Edmonton AB  T5R 4H5
Office Phone:  780-735-2890