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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

“Saving the lives of mothers and children is not only a moral imperative, it is also the foundation for building prosperous communities for this generation and the next,” says Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “With Canadian leadership and the help of partners in Canada and around the world, we can achieve this goal and ensure that all women, newborns, and children…
March 18, 2014 - As ice melts during the spring thaw, water levels rise in lakes, rivers and streams creating fast-running water which poses a significant threat to the safety of your children. Every winter, 25 to 30 Canadians die in ice-related incidents, and countless others fall through the ice. Taking the time to explain ice safety with your children…
March 25, 2014 - The word geometry is derived from the Greek “geometria” (to measure the earth). In its earliest applications, this branch of mathematics concerned itself with land measurement. The Egyptians Ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest practitioners of geometry. Most of the farming in Egypt occurred along the banks of the Nile River. Plots of land, carefully…
March 11, 2013 – They are colourful, playful, captivating and approachable. It is little wonder children have grown very fond of their new instructors. In the coastal city of Masan in South Korea, elementary school children are taught English by the newest generation of teachers – a robot named EngKeye that is specifically designed to help young children with learning…
March 18, 2014 – China has installed 25 safe havens, also known as baby hatches, for parents who wish to give up their children. After a parent presses an alarm button demonstrating they have left a child in the safe haven, welfare staff wait for five to ten minutes to pass before retrieving the baby. This method allows parents to…
March 6, 2014 – The Ontario government introduced legislation last February that will help consumers make healthier food choices for themselves and their families. Calorie counts including health beneficial information will be displayed on menus and menu boards of chain restaurants when patrons are making their food choices. Ontario doctors have supported menu labelling legislation for some time and believe…
March 6, 2014 – A detailed analysis completed by the World Health Organization (WHO) on obesity levels in 53 countries across Europe shows that 1 in 3 eleven-year-old children is overweight or obese due to lack of exercise and the ever present marketing of unhealthy foods that are consistently high in fat, sugar and salt. “Our perception of what is…

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