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Children's Health & Safety Association

Issue 43: July 2018

September 27, 2014 – Transport Canada states: “Every year in Canada, about 10,000 children (from infancy to 12-years-of-age) are hurt or killed on the roads. The best thing you can do to prevent this from happening, is to make sure your children are always buckled-up properly while in the car…” Children’s Health and Safety Association has received numerous phone calls from frustrated…
September 12, 2014 – “Disorders, diseases and injuries to the brain can affect anyone, irrespective of age, socioeconomic background or gender”, says Brain Canada. “One in three Canadians, over 11 million people, will face a psychiatric disease, a neurological disorder or a brain or spinal cord injury at some point in their lives, and while treatments exist, there are currently…
September 19, 2014 -- In Middle School, students are presented with equations containing more than one variable. For example, x + y = 5 is a rule that shows how the two variables x and y are related to each other (in mathematics we call equations with two variables relations). How many solutions for x and y make the equation…
September 5, 2014 – 265,000 four and five-year-old children will now have the opportunity to attend full-day kindergarten programs in 3,600 schools across Ontario. “This is an important milestone,” says Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. “We’re very proud of our full-day kindergarten program, which is the biggest transformation our education system has seen in a generation. We want to…
September 25, 2014 – Ontario is committed to helping an additional 2,000 children and youth with special needs by investing $5 million annually towards rehabilitation services that will expand access to physiotherapy and occupational and speech-language therapy. To reduce wait lists for assessments, Ontario is also investing an additional $1.25 million at treatment centres. “This investment in rehabilitation services will…
September 21, 2014 - "An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks,” says Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England who is requesting an emergency task force consisting of doctors, nurses, dieticians, dentists and schools to tackle this pervasive and very serious health problem. “Many parents don't recognise their children are…
September 19, 2014 – When Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, they brought domesticated turkeys from Britain. Turkeys are not native to Europe; in fact, the bird had been brought to Europe from Central America 100 years earlier! Turkey fossils unearthed in the southern United States and Mexico show that the bird has been native to North America for…
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