How will your community celebrate?
Every year, Child Safety Link and our Atlantic Canadian partners celebrate Child Passenger Safety Week to highlight how we can protect children in vehicles.
This year’s theme is “A Safe Ride for Every Child”. We would like to bring awareness of the importance of using car seats and booster seats to newcomer families and also highlight the importance of safe transportation options for children with special healthcare needs.
We will also highlight where families can find help through the support of community partners. Together we can support families to choose the right seat and use it safely.
Remember that any activity promoting child passenger safety is welcome and celebrated this week and the whole month of September!
Here is the map of Child Passenger Safety Week events in Atlantic Canada:
Are you planning an event? Tell us about it here and be entered into one draw to win one of three prizes including a $100 gift card to use towards purchasing supplies or seats for your community.
*NEW* Resource for advocates: Let the world know about your event with the CPSW 2019 Media Release Template for Partners
I am a technician or advocate. What can I do? Here are some suggestions:
Sign up for the Car Seat Connection Newsletter: Click here.
Share your ideas, questions and progress with others in our community through the Facebook Group: Atlantic Tech Talk.
View the Child Safety Link resources for families including videos, a postcard and tear-off sheets for each stage. Currently available in English, French & Arabic.
– Order print versions of these resources for free within the Atlantic provinces.
If you need advice, resources or have questions please feel free to contact our Health Promotion Specialist for Child Passenger Safety, Katherine Hutka at email@example.com or by calling (902) 470-7324 or toll free in the Maritimes 1-866-288-1388.
*NEW* Resource for families:
Top 5 for a safe ride (checklist) en français
*NEW* Resource for professionals:
Kids in Cars in Atlantic Canada: what you need to know (info-graphic)
* Sources cited document available here: references
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.
Additional resources to support the lesson plan include:
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:
Wallet cards: for police officers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI.
Video: for police officers on YouTube. Click here.
For previous campaigns, click below:
Child Passenger Safety Week 2018
Child Passenger Safety Week 2017
Child Passenger Safety Week 2016
Child Passenger Safety Week 2015
Child Passenger Safety Week 2014