Health and Safety

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Active for life resources are available in more than 10 languages!

Physical activity is key to the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children. That’s why Active for Life offers free resources in more than 10 languages, in addition to English and French, to help get kids active today so they can be active for life. Share these helpful resources with families, communities, and organizations that work with children, and they will thank you! 

Child Health Information: Helpful Videos and Infographics

You can use these simple videos and infographics to share and learn about the symptoms of common childhood illnesses (like anaphylaxis, fever, asthma, croup, and more!), how to manage them at home, and when to get help.

How to Help Young Children Heal from Pandemic Trauma

As we move out of this pandemic and many of us cautiously emerge into public life again, you can almost feel the collective exhale. Yet, we cannot gloss over the trauma our society has experienced over the last year and a half. Moving forward, educators will replace healthcare workers on the front lines as they support and address the pandemic’s lingering impacts on children’s emotional health and how this will play out in the classroom. So, keeping your program and space feeling safe and predictable for children is going to be key over the coming months.

Free Toolkit: Engaging Families in Healthy Development

Parents are their child’s first teachers—and when they’re actively involved in promoting early development, the results are better outcomes and stronger parent– child bonds. Children with involved parents are more likely to get the support they need and be prepared for school and future success. Adapted from the trusted Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ®) family of products, you can use this toolkit of resources to help you engage families in nurturing their child’s development - and help them get their children off to the best start in life!

Active Start

From 0-6 years, children need to be engaged in daily active play. Through play and movement, they develop fundamental movement skills and learn how to link them together. At this stage developmentally appropriate activities are important to help children feel competent and comfortable participating in all kinds of fun and challenging play!

New resource for caregivers: Your Guide to Caring for a Child with Food Allergy

Food Allergy Canada has a new resource just for caregivers that explains what food allergy is, how to avoid having reactions and what to do in case there is one.  “Caring for a child with food allergy: What you need to know” is very visual, making it easy to follow along and understand, even if English is not your first language.

A Beautiful Collection of Parenting Resources in Many Languages

The Australian Parenting Website has a lovely collection of parenting resources that are available in many languages - including articles, posters and videos on topics like daily care, nutrition, sleep, special needs and more... all free and available for you to download and share with the parents in your program.

New Safe Sleep for Your Baby Booklet

Take a few minutes to read this important information on how we can help babies sleep safely and share it with families!

Multilingual mental health resources for newcomers

As part of the Promising Practices in Accessing Virtual Mental Health: Supporting Refugees during COVID-19 project, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Ontario Ministry of Health, service providers working with newcomers and refugees share these multilingual mental health resources.