Health and Safety External Resources

Webinar: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts to Babies

According to the latest research, early exposure to peanut products can dramatically reduce a baby’s chance of becoming allergic. In response to this research there are new guidelines on introducing peanuts to babies. To help you understand the new guidelines Food Allergy Canada hosted a webinar with Dr. Julia Upton: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanut to Babies: What do they mean?

Safe Kids Week June 5-11

Injury is the leading cause of death for children in Canada. Parachute’s Safe Kids Week is dedicated to educating families, caregivers and children on ways to stay safe. This year, the focus is on promoting safe and active transportation: Walk, Bike and Wheel. There is a tip sheet for parents that you can download, posters, plus a community toolkit available for purchase that helps you plan and host activities for families. You can also sign up for Parachute’s free online course on Child Injury Prevention. It is for people working with families who have children aged 0-6.

Sun Safety

Sun safety is not just about summer–it’s a year-round practice. But with summer here, it’s also a time when more families are out enjoying the beautiful Canadian summer. It's  an opportunity to help parents and to also review your program practices.  The Canadian Dermatology Association offers many resources that you can share, including: • tipsheets for parents, daycares and summer camp; • posters and colouring pages; and • a cartoon video for kids on sun safety.

Helping Newcomers Prepare for Emergencies

What can you do to help newcomer families during Emergency Preparedness Week? Like all families, newcomer families need help in understanding and preparing for emergencies they may face in their new communities. The week of May 2 -7, 2017 is dedicated to helping all families in Canada be prepared. Take a look and see all that is available to share with the newcomer families in your community.

Risks of Sleeping in Car Seats: Keeping Children Safe

Shepard Dodd was not even 3 months old when he died after being put to sleep in a car seat at daycare. It is not safe for babies to be in a seated or semi-reclined position to sleep. When sleeping, a baby's head can fall forward because their muscles are under- developed, and their airway can become constricted.

Anaphylaxis Education, Anytime, Anyplace

AllergyAware.ca offers free online courses to increase awareness of anaphylaxis, including a course designed specifically for child care staff/caregivers called Anaphylaxis in Child Care Settings. Available in English and French, the interactive course takes about 30 minutes to complete and ends with a short review quiz. When this quiz has been successfully completed, participants can download and print a personalized certificate of completion.

Immunization Information for Newcomer Families

All CNC programs must provide newcomer families with information on immunization in Canada. This can be difficult when you serve a vast number of languages and the information is complex. Health Canada has recently jreleased: A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination in Canada that can help. The in-depth guide is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.f valuable material) is available in French, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Urdu.

Webinar: Preschool Health and Safety Matters

As program directors and teachers, you must be able to protect children from harm and promote their health and well-being. In this webinar, you’ll learn basic practices for keeping children safe, and ideas for educating children and families on health and safety issues.


How to Protect Children From Infection and Illness

Children are particularly susceptible to illnesses for many reasons. They haven't been exposed to common germs, their immune systems are still developing, and they often have poor hygiene habits. You play an important role in protecting children and minimizing the impact of infection and illness. And this manual can help! It includes useful forms, schedules and posters to help you keep children healthy. Read more...

Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe — Resources for Child Care

This child care resource is full of important information about; screening and early intervention, infection prevention and control, outbreak management, physical activity, vaccine preventable diseases, infant and child nutrition and more. It also includes helpful charts and lists of action items, as well as handouts to give to parents!