Children's Health & Safety Association
Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017
There's a resurgence of excitement in the air! Children's Safety Association of Canada, an organization established in 1992, has a totally revamped website with a plethora of information and up-to-date news that will open doors and pique your awareness towards the betterment of children's safety. Not only do we want to inform you; we want to inspire you. We invite you to register to become an active member of our organization and have your say! Our mission is to raise a collective and consistent awareness of safety issues and concerns for children everywhere.
Speaking with Andy Brisebois, the President of the CSAC, I am reminded of his core values: enthusiasm, integrity, and accountability. These values have not only allowed Andy to remain consistent and stalwart in his mission towards safety for children, but in a much greater sense, have allowed him to become a strong advocate in providing the highest level of children's safety information.
Children's Safety Association of Canada receives emails and letters from every continent, and it does not surprise me that the foundation of CSAC, while Canadian, continues to reach people on a global platform. Our toll-free information line has helped hundreds of thousands of anxious parents with their emergent questions and difficult situations. On the front page of our website under the heading of 'Children Safety Information' are many subjects that would benefit everyone including safety information and tips for your home, pool, car, playground, farm, internet, and poison prevention, just to name a few.
Another feature that we receive many compliments for is 'Recalls, Health & Safety Alerts', which lists products that are recalled across Canada. 'Health Canada', 'Transport Canada' and 'Consumer Product Safety' are our primary resources of information for the section, which is updated daily, so please do check in with us on a regular basis to receive the latest recall information. As we are made aware of the recalls that occur outside of Canada, we will keep you up-to-date in our 'News Flash' section.
A new section on our website that we are very excited about is the 'Kid Shoppe', a buyer's guide for parents and children with retail, organizational and community listings predominantly in Ontario; but our intention is to cover every province in Canada.
The 'Kid Shoppe' is very important to our website because it pays for our 'Safety Kit Programs' that we give freely to our parents and, at the same time, we are able to promote the services of our Canadian children retailers and organizations. We are very thankful to all our advertisers.
We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. Our website is all about you, your children and your grandchildren, and the many ways we could improve the quality of our service to you. We would love to hear your opinion!
Children's Safety Association of Canada's mission is to offer you the most up-to-date information for all children safety issues and concerns. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. We believe that we can learn from each other. It is not our intent to be controversial; our primary concern is child safety. Canada is very much a multicultural country comprised of approximately 208 ethnicities according to the 2006 Census. It is our mission to increase our awareness and visibility on a greater global platform and provide as much information to as many parents as possible for the safety and well-being of children everywhere.
Until next time,
Veronika Bradley, Editor