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CPSW 2017

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Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17-23, 2017! 


How will your community celebrate? 


Every year, Child Safety Link and our Atlantic Canadian partners celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week with a different theme related to protecting children in vehicles.  


This year’s theme is “Boost Student Safety” and will focus on promoting the Booster Seat Lesson Plan in schools through the support of community partners.  Together we can encourage students and families to use booster seats.

*New* posters to support the Booster Seat Lesson Plan in your school.  Click on the image below to download and print.
(These posters are available in 11 x 17 prints by request)



Remember that any activity promoting child passenger safety is welcome and celebrated this week and the whole month of September!  

For a calendar of Child Passenger Safety Week events in Atlantic Canadaclick here.


I am a technician or advocate.  What can I do?  Here are some suggestions: 


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

To order print versions of the Child Safety Link postcards, fact sheets and checklists click here.  

Are you planning an event?  Tell us about it here and be entered into a draw to win a $100 gift card to use towards purchasing supplies or seats for your community.

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


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.


Resources to support the booster seat lesson plan:

This intervention is evidence-based and well received by children and schools.
This program is a part of the NS curriculum for Grade 2 and can positively influence booster seat use for this age group.

The Booster Lesson Plan will guide you through leading this program.
Additional resources to support you in leading this program include:
– Booster Seat frequently asked questions
– Certificates for lesson plan: English & French (We will also print these for you by request)
– Photo story to support the lesson plan
– *New* Revised “Give your Big Kid a Boost” Poster – Coming soon!
    (These posters are available in 11 x 17 prints by request )


Resources to support the roadside checkpoint:
There is evidence for enforcement checks creating community awareness for the need to use car seats and booster seats while reaching families who need support.

Roadside Checkpoint Toolkit can help you to plan one in your community.
Additional resources to support you in leading this program include:
*New* Roadside Checkpoint Grants: Child Safety Link is pleased to announce that we are able to offer grants of $400 for up to 4 Roadside Checkpoints in Nova Scotia this year. These funds will support the purchase of new seats for families where there no other safe seat is available. 
Wallet cards: for police officers in Nova ScotiaNew Brunswick, and PEI.
Video: for police officers on YouTube. Click here.


For previous campaigns, click below: 

Child Passenger Safety Week 2016 

Child Passenger Safety Week 2015 

Child Passenger Safety Week 2014