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Toolkits and Resources

Tools for child passenger safety technicians and advocates in Atlantic Canada

Networking tools

  • Newsletter: Sign up for the Car Seat Connection Newsletter for news, events and information for Atlantic Canada from Child Safety Link. 
  • Facebook: Join us at Atlantic Tech Talk to connect with others locally who are supporting child passenger safety in their communities. 

Resources for families 

View the Car seat and booster seat safety resources for families including videos, a postcard, posters and fact sheets for each stage. Order print versions of these resources for free within the Atlantic provinces. Families with questions can also call our toll-free number at 1-866-288-1388.

Accessible resources

New resources provide basic information on child passenger safety basics in the form of videos, posters and print resources in nine languages: English, French, Mi’kmaq, Arabic, Nepalese, Mandarin Chinese, Somali, Swahili and Tigrinya. The video, “Is Your Child in the Right Seat?” walks the viewer through each of the stages of car seats and booster seats, from the first ride home with a new baby, to determining when a child can safely use the adult seat belt.

  • The Right Seat resources – supporting all families, but especially designed for newcomer families.
  • The Right seat resources – supporting all families, with images especially designed to support Indigenous families in Atlantic Canada. 

Photobank

Do you need photos for a poster or display? We have a photobank with photos of local kids in current, Canadian car seats and booster seats.

Booster seat lesson plan

This 20-minute intervention is evidence-based and well received by children and schools. 
This program is a part of the NS curriculum for Grade two and can positively influence booster seat use for this age group.

A letter had been sent to schools in Nova Scotia in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. English /  French

Additional resources to support the lesson plan include:

Tools for law enforcement 

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.

Tools for hospitals and primary health clinics/public health

The following resources can be ordered at no cost to distribute to all families of newborns on discharge:

Guidance for well-baby visits: This guidance document was created by request with talking points for key well-baby visits that align with the Rourke baby record. Print resources to support this education can be ordered at no cost.

Tools for community service or child care organizations

There is a car seat, booster seat, and seat belt basics workshop for program staff, social workers, volunteers, and care providers who transport children. This 2-3 hour online, on-demand workshop will guide participants through the basics of child passenger safety. Child Safety Link can offer this program at no cost to organizations throughout Atlantic Canada, through a partnership with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada. Proof of completion is provided. This is not a certification program. Email Katherine.hutka@iwk.nshealth.ca for codes to access this program at no cost. 

Other resources developped for past initatives

  • Road Map: Is your child in the right seat? (poster)
    Feuille de route: Votre siège d’auto convient-il à votre enfant (affiche)

  • Top 5 for a safe ride (checklist)  en français  

Other tools for technicians

CPS reports and resources

Ordering CSL Resources

Child Safety Link offers many different educational resources for parents and families. The most requested resources can be ordered at no cost to you by completing this order form.

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