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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

April 9, 2014 – Slings and carriers allow parents and caregivers to keep infants close by as they go about their daily routine. Unfortunately, the misuse of slings and carriers, as well as unsubstantiated information from media, has misled well-intentioned parents down the wrong path. 10,000 baby slings were recalled in 2010 after they were linked to the deaths of…
April 20, 2014 - To address the effects of poverty and break down the barriers for low-income families, Ontario is expanding and enhancing its ‘Student Nutrition Program’ so that 56,000 more children and youth will receive the nutritional boost they need to succeed in school. 340 new breakfast programs will be created in elementary and secondary schools, and on-reserve First…
April 30, 2014 – “In the night I had a dream. I saw before me a vast multitude of small Straight Lines (which I naturally assumed to be Women) interspersed with other Beings still smaller and of the nature of lustrous points - all moving to and fro in one and the same Straight Line, and, as nearly as I…
April 13, 2014 – When Saskatchewan’s legislation for mandatory booster seats for children goes into effect at the end of June, Alberta will be the only province in Canada without legislation. Booster seats are optional for children over the age of six in Alberta as they are in Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. Legislation requires that all children younger than…
There is nothing more precious and less disarming than the innocent, curious thoughts or the spirited, hopeful imagination of a child. Children’s Health and Safety Association has received beautiful drawings from children filled with enchantment and good wishes and we thought you just might enjoy them as much as we did receiving them. This is an open invitation to everyone!…
Published in Issue 24
April 22, 2014 – To provide a safe sleeping environment for your baby the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) created a clinical practice guideline called, “Working with Families to Promote Safe Sleep” for infants 0-24 months of age. “A lot of myths and misunderstandings about the best way to position a baby still exist, and we hope this guideline…
  April 24, 2014 – There are no national standards for child death investigations in Canada. Canadian Paediatric Society’s Injury Prevention Committee published a statement calling for official child and youth death reviews in every region of Canada with the capability to link databases and designate financial support from all levels of government. The investigations will be panelled by coroners,…

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