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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 42: Feb 1–28, 2017

August 23, 2013 – “Just because you can’t see violence against children doesn’t mean it isn’t there,” says Liam Neeson. “Make the invisible visible. Help us make violence against children disappear. Join us. Speak out.” A powerful video released by UNICEF and narrated by Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson portrays invisible violence against children. The launch of the video is an…
September 1, 2013 – I love everything about Hallowe'en from creating great costumes and carving the jack o' lantern to decorating the porch with tiny orange twinkle lights! Hearing a knock at the front door puts a spring in my step and a smile on my face as I greet the children who enthusiastically say, "Trick or treat." As the…
Published in Issue 17
September 1, 2013 - A popular trivia game asks, “What is the most abundant mammal in Algonquin Provincial Park?” Most people who ponder the question will respond with answers such as deer, moose, bear, rabbits, beaver or raccoons. Some may delve into the realm of smaller mammals and respond with chipmunks, squirrels, mice, shrews, moles or voles. Very seldom is…
August 15, 2013 – I was more than just a little astonished when I learned that Canadian university students were not able to answer rudimentary geography questions such as identifying Africa and Europe on a world map or locating the Atlantic Ocean. That these students fell through the cracks within our education system does not surprise me. What surprises me…
September 16, 2013 – Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) states that up to seven children under the age of 14 die in Canada every year from poisoning and 1,700 are hospitalized with serious injuries. In a recent issue of Pediatric Journal, the official journal for the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers from Boston's Children Hospital looked at statistical data…
September 25, 2013 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on August 29th that the federal government will introduce new child exploitation legislation that will carry mandatory sentences for convicted child sexual offenders. “Once the bill has passed, the measures it contains will represent the most comprehensive legislation to combat sex crimes against children ever enacted in this country,” Harper said.…
September 19, 2013 – A study conducted in partnership with Queen's and McMaster Universities measured the progress and development of students who were enrolled in full day kindergarten (FDK) compared to those who were enrolled in half day programs and in every aspect, FDK students accelerated their development and improved their readiness for Grade One. Children that received two years…
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