Health and Safety

Meal planning made easy for parents and caregivers

Healthy eating helps children grow and thrive, but managing mealtimes and helping children develop healthy eating habits can be challenging! This helpful new resource includes: sample menus, checklists, ideas for picky eaters and saving money, simple, healthy, kid-friendly recipes and more... (Available in English and French)

Fire Safety At Home – Multilingual Resource for Parents

Help the families in your program stay safe with these basic fire safety tip sheets that are available in Arabic, Bosnian, Somali and Spanish.

Child Safety Information for Parents – Available in 12 languages

Help parents understand how to keep their children safe with these multilingual checklists on topics like home, child and car seat safety.

Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey – Parenting Guide for Newcomers

What are the Canadian laws surrounding child abuse? Do I need to change my parenting style? Should I be scared of losing my child? Hand in Hand: A Parenting Journey answers these common questions from newcomer parents. Developed with input from Canadian families and newcomers, this guide gives families new parenting tools and information about resources to support their parenting here in Canada.

Child Safety Guide: A Checklist for New Parents

This guide features simple lists of things to do to keep children safe. It features a childproofing checklist, and topics like fire and burns, choking and suffocation, poison, water safety and more!

NEW! Emergency preparedness guide – available in 12 languages

72 hours is a long time without food and water... Being prepared for an emergency can significantly reduce the hardship that families experience during a local or city-wide emergency. Be Prepared is available in 12 languages. Share them with newcomer families so they know about risks and how to prepare!

Ontario Expands Free Dental Care for Kids

More than 323,000 children from low-income families are getting free dental care through the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Let parents know they can apply here.

“New In Canada” Parenting Support Series – Brochures

There are many challenges facing parents in keeping their children safe. Multilingual New In Canada Parenting Support Brochures are now available online and ready for printing! Read More

Sleep Well, Sleep Safe

This booklet is for parents and caregivers of infants from 0-12 months. It provides information on healthy sleep tips for infants and parents, how to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related causes of infant death. Available in English and French.

Measles and Vaccination: Information to share with parents

With the recent measles outbreak, it’s a good opportunity to review policies and procedures to ensure that you are meeting requirements and following public health expectations. Some things to consider: • Do you continue to provide information to parents about immunization? • Do you understand public health expectations for documenting children’s immunization and developing an exclusion plan? Canada Public Health has information on the measles and a parent's guide to immunization. HealthLinkBC also has multilingual information about vaccination that you can share with parents. Contact your local public health office for more information.