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Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Training 


The Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC) provides a national Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) training program.  


CPSAC has grown since its inception and now has nearly 2,000 members across Canada including over 450 right here in Atlantic Canada!  Technicians and Instructors are reaching parents, caregivers, health care providers, law enforcement and many others through channels of education and outreach.


Child Safety Link offers the CPSAC Child Passenger Safety Technician course (3 days), and also mentoring for experienced technicians to become instructors of the program. Please contact Child Safety Link at 1-866-288-1388 (toll free in the Maritimes) or email Katherine.Hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca if you are interested in taking a course.


Visit the CPSAC website


Why is this important? 


Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of fatal injury for Canadian children.  Children are especially vulnerable to these injuries when they are not properly buckled in the right car seat, booster seat or seat belt. 

Infographic: Kids in Cars in Atlantic Canada – What You Need to Know

Find more info from Parachute here


How are families using car seats in the Maritimes?


In a 2012 roadside study of children in Nova Scotia:

The most common errors included:

Parents and families love their children and want to keep them safe.  Together, we can help make sure that all families have the support they need to do just that!


Training Opportunities 2022

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 current and past training dates for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI & Newfoundland and Labrador: 


For more information or to register contact katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca or call 902-470-7324 or fill out this waiting list form here.

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


Now planning for locations across the Maritimes for Spring & Fall 2022:

Please register for the wait list at this link: waiting list form here.