Health and Safety Links

Government of Canada Websites

Health Canada

General information on health issues, including product recalls, product warnings and advisories.

Consumer Product Safety

Health Canada’s site with information on products for use by the general public. On this site you can also subscribe to receive email alerts on product recalls, advisories and warnings.

“Is your child safe?”

A series by Health Canada on the safe use of toys, cribs, clothing, and other products children and parents use.

healthycanadians.gc.ca

Established by the Government of Canada to inform families of recalled food and children’s products.

Other Child Health and Safety Websites

The Best Start Resource Centre

The Best Start Resource Centre (BSRC), Health Nexus Sante. BSRC is Ontario’s Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre. BSRC partners with other organizations to develop resources in health promotion, prevention and early intervention. The website provides many resources that are translated and culturally adapted including the Canada Food Guide.

Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment

The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and the Environment (CPCHE) is an affiliation of groups with overlapping missions to improve children’s environmental health in Canada. The website provides news, information and resources including a comprehensive section on toy safety.

Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids is a project of the Canadian Paediatric Society. The site provides child health information from Canada’s paediatric experts, including information on immunizations, childhood illnesses, and general health promotion.

Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development

The Offord Centre for Child Studies focuses on the mental health and well-being of children. This site provides plain-language summaries of current and relevant research from around the world as it relates to the developmental health and well-being of children. Information is available on bullying, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues faced by children.

Safe Kids Canada

Safe Kids Canada works with partners across Canada to conduct research, raise awareness, and educate families and practitioners on how to create safe environments for children and prevent childhood injuries. The site includes information on playground/outdoor play safety, seasonal safety issues (winter, sun-safety), poisoning, scalds and burns. Safe Kids Canada also has an Ethno-cultural program, and translates information and resources into several languages, including a series on injury-prevention.