Health and Safety External Resources

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years)

As young children grow and develop they need to move, sleep and sit the right amounts each day to be healthy - and this simple visual helps us to understand just how much moving, sleeping and sitting children of different ages need each day!

NEW! Eat Right Be Active Booklets

We all want children to grow up healthy and feeling great- and these booklets can help! They are full of everyday ideas that busy parents and caregivers can put into action so toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers can eat well and be active.

IRCC Resource: Violence Prevention Resource Cards

As part of IRCCs on-going commitment to violence prevention, they have developed a multilingual resource card that is small and easy to discreetly pass along to clients in various settings. The card contains key contact and emergency information that directs clients to a variety of resources that can be accessed in most places throughout Canada. It is intended for newcomers who may be victims of abuse or those believed to be at risk and can be ordered by SPOs here.

Why Kids Should Play Outdoors in Winter

In winter and cold weather children’s play is often limited to the indoors. Adult fears about safety and negative attitudes toward exposure to cold weather are the barriers that prevent children from accessing play in winter months, but it's up to adults to focus on the importance of children’s play, regardless of the season. After all, play should not be restricted to warm weather. Let’s welcome winter with a playful attitude.

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)

Healthy eating guidelines from food pyramids around the world

This article provides an overview of healthy eating guidelines from seven of the world's healthiest countries. You might be surprised to see how each country has a unique approach, and how culture and geography can impact influences thoughts on nutrition!

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.

Wash Your Hands Sign (in 24 languages)

This poster simply says wash your hands in twenty-four languages (English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Ojibwe, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese). Print it out and post it in the washroom and by the sink in your program today!

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.

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?