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  • Bullying

    Research in Canada has shown that up to 30% of children are bullied at school and 10 % of children are bullied on an ongoing basis. In addition, 15% of Canadian children in grades 1 to 8 report they have been bullied and 85% of bullying happens in front of others. Adults experience forms of […]

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  • Cold Weather Safety

    Find out more information about cold weather injuries, emergency planning, flu & cold prevention, frostbite, hypothermia, safe snow shoveling, walking in the winter, winter driving, winter health and safety and sun safety in the winter.

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  • Hot Weather Safety

    Find out more information on heat-related illnesses, hot weather safety guidelines and safe summer driving.

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  • Infant Safety

    Babies move in the first few months of life, but their movements happen because of reflexes. First, babies learn to control their heads and necks. By three to four months your baby can lift up their head. By four to twelve months, babies learn to roll over, bring their feet to their mouth, later to […]

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  • On and Off Road Safety

    Find out more information on adult safe cycling, ATV's, Helmet use, motor vehicle crash prevention and the Share the Road campaign.

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  • Playground Safety

      Each year in Canada, thousands of children get hurt at the playground playing on slides, monkey bars or swings. Some children have died when their clothing or drawstrings got caught on playground equipment or fences. Since 1990 there has been a voluntary standard in Canada for playspaces and equipment. The standard is a great […]

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  • Safer Sex

    Find out more information about safer sex including male condoms, female condoms or the withdrawal method.

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  • Safety

      Keeping your family safe is important. Some common safety topics include:   Car Seat Safety Choosing a child car seat or booster seat Installing a child car seat or booster seat Car seat safety information   Safe Sleeping Safe use of cribs, bunk beds and sleepwear Safe sleep for your baby A booklet from […]

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  • Slips, Trips and Falls

    For all age groups across the lifespan, falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits due to unintentional injuries. In fact, fall injuries outnumber motor vehicle crash injuries, poisonings , drowning and burns. Therefore, it’s important to note that falls can and do affect anyone.

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  • Water Safety

    Whether you are taking a swim in a backyard pool, running through the lawn sprinklers or heading out to the local pool, remember to play it safe around water.

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  • Workplace Safety

    CAUTION: Confined Spaces Small, enclosed spaces such as a cistern, septic tank, some farming and industrial equipment, well (dug / bored wells) or a well pit, may be considered Hazardous Confined Spaces and should never be entered by anyone other than a trained professional.   For more information on Hazardous Confined Spaces please visit: Confined […]

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