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Click on the links below to find out what Child Safety Link is doing to mark these events, and what you can do in your community:

 

Child Passenger Safety Week 

 

Every year, Child Safety Link and our Maritime partners celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week (CPSW) with a different theme related to protecting children in vehicles. This year, CPSW will be celebrated the week of September 17-23, 2017

 

Are you interested in planning an event in your community or have other questions? If you need advice, resources or have questions please feel free to contact our Health Promotion Specialist for Child Passenger Safety Katherine Hutka at katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca or by calling (902) 470-7324 or toll free in the Maritimes 1-866-288-1388.

 

To view CPSW 2017 tools and activities, click here.

For a calendar of 2017 Child Passenger Safety Week events in Atlantic Canada, click here

 

 

Sign up for the Car Seat Connection Newsletter: Click here.

Order print versions Child Safety Link Child Passenger Safety resources: Click here

Share your ideas, questions and progress with others in our community through the Facebook Group: Atlantic Tech Talk

 

National Road Safety Week

 

Every year, Canada Safety Council’s annual awareness campaign focuses on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users most at risk: sober and alert driving, seat-belt use, and intersection-related incidents involving drivers, riders and pedestrians. Click here for more information.

 

Training Opportunities 

 

Child Safety Link supports Child Passenger Safety Technician training opportunities throughout the Maritimes.  Help parents and caregivers choose and use car seats and booster seats safely. Here are the upcoming dates for training opportunities in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI: 

 

Nova Scotia – Training Dates – 2017

 

New Brunswick Training Dates – 2017

 

PEI – Training Dates – 2017

For those who have had previous training through ITSA/the Cooperators:

For those who wish to take the complete 3-day training:

The PEI training dates are brought to you through a partnership with Kids West Family Resource Centre. Thanks to the Insurance Bureau of Canada and PEI Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. 

 

Newfoundland & Labrador Training Dates – 2017

For more information or to register contact katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca or call 902-470-7324

Space in these training classes is limited.  Space is reserved for those who work with vulnerable families and newcomers to Canada.