Health and Safety in CNC

Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report
e-course length: 62 minutes
Publish Date: January 2020

Canada takes the protection of children very seriously. Each year thousands of children are subjected to abuse while in the care of their families. All of us who work with families need to understand our duty to report and role in protecting children. This includes knowing how to identify different types and indicators of abuse, cultural considerations, and steps to report and document suspected abuse–as well as strategies to support staff, parents, and children after a report has been made. Understanding Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report includes resources, helpful contact information, and links to legislation, as well as questions for reflection and/or discussion.


Managing Risk: Supervision of Children
Tutorial length: 12 minutes
Publish Date: January 2018

Most serious occurrences and injuries are predictable and preventable, but when supervision strategies break down, children can be at risk. We know that children must be supervised at all times, but what does that actually mean? Managing Risk: Supervision of Children provides a list of common mistakes and risks to consider when developing or reviewing your policies and procedures, checklists, tools and strategies for keeping the children in your care safe. At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.


How do you make sure the toys in your program are safe?
Tutorial length: 10 minutes
Publish Date: January 2017

You may believe that a toy is safe if it’s on a store shelf, but that’s not necessarily true. Canada has rigorous laws on toy safety, but there are still many variables that can actually make a toy hazardous! Toys can become unsafe due to wear and tear, how they are used, or because of recalls and changing standards. Learn how to make sure your toys are safe in this quick-tip tutorial.

Does your team know the 5 steps to follow if a child has a severe allergic reaction?
Tutorial length: 10 minutes
Publish Date: September 2016

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Training, awareness and planning are essential to managing risks and keeping children safe. Train staff quickly and easily with this quick-tip-tutorial.


Importance of Fire Drills
Tutorial length: 13 minutes
Publish Date: June 2016

Planning, practice and training is the best way to keep children safe. Staff must know how to respond to a fire emergency – even if they are there on an infrequent basis. Learn about basic fire drill standards and practices for your CNC program in this quick-tip tutorial.