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Seasonal Safety

Winter, spring, summer or fall: injuries happen all year round.

Here are some tips for preventing injuries each season.

For the holidays

Stay safe during the holidays with these holiday safety tips from Health Canada.

Health Canada has tips on choosing safe toys for your children.

Fireplace safety

With chilly days upon us, stay warm and safe with these fireplace safety tips (PDF) from Safe Start. Also available in Punjabi (PDF), French (PDF), Vietnamese (PDF), Simplified Chinese (PDF) and Traditional Chinese (PDF).


Spring cleaning

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety tips when spring cleaning.

Playground safety

Before heading out to the playground this spring, read about playground safety from Parachute (our national injury prevention organization).


Learn about trampolines from the Canadian Pediatric Society.

Vancouver Coastal Health and BC Children's have some trampoline safety tips.

Fun on wheels

Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates and scooters are all popular outdoor activities. Before your child heads out, read how to minimize injuries from these activities.

Garage sales

Did you know that everyone holding a garage sale is legally responsible for ensuring items sold are safe and meet safety standards? If you are holding a garage sale to pass on baby's nursery equipment this spring, see Health Canada's "Facts for Garage Sale Vendors".

Are you planning to check out garage sales for baby items this Spring? Know the risks before you go. See Health Canada's Information for Shoppers of Second-hand products.

Updated on April 11, 2018


Summer food safety

It's barbecue and picnic season. Before packing up the cooler and firing up the grill, read these summer safety tips from Health Canada.

Air travel and children

Leaving on a jet plane this summer? The Canadian Pediatric Society has some great tips for air travel with children.

Water safety

Splish splash safely with these backyard pool tips from Canadian Red Cross.

See Health Canada's safe boating tips.

Sun safety

Sun safety for children (PDF) from HealthLink BC.

Falls from windows

Let the fresh air in, but keep children from falling out of windows by locking them in at 4" (10cm) or less. See tips from BC Children's Hospital.


With back to school, Halloween and shorter days, keep these autumn safety tips in mind.

Road safety

Parachute Canada offers tips on pedestrian safety for children.

The Canada Safety Council reminds us that school buses are back on the road.

School safety

What's for lunch? Be aware of the foods your school has on their "don't bring" list, to avoid allergies. Health Canada has some tips.

Halloween safety

BC Children's Hospital News release for Halloween safety.

Better safe than scary! Safe Start's Halloween safety checklist (PDF).

Parachute Canada has some safety tips for Halloween drivers.

Fireplace safety

The hot glass of a gas fireplace can burn a child's skin in less than a second.

With chilly days fast approaching, stay warm and safe with these fireplace tips (PDF) from Safe Start.

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