Most injuries sustained by children and youth are both predictable and preventable. Despite this, injuries are the leading cause of death among children 1 to 14 years of age in Canada and are major causes of morbidity and disability.
- March 27, 2017 - Doctors should ask families whether they have firearms at home
- May 21, 2015 - Exempting all air rifles and BB guns from safe storage and transport laws puts kids at risk
- November 1, 2013 - Action on bike helmet legislation needed in time for 2014 season
- October 3, 2013 - Canada needs a comprehensive review system for child and youth deaths
- November 2, 2012 - Kids’ ice hockey needs restrictions on bodychecking
- August 30, 2012 - Tighter controls needed on ATV use
- January 17, 2012 - Helmets should be mandatory on the slopes
Practice Tools & Guidelines
- Position statements from the CPS Injury Prevention Committee and Healthy Active Living and Sports Medicine Committee.
- Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program: Studies on head injury secondary to suspected child maltreatment and lap-belt syndrome and survey questions on baby products injury and magnetic toys.
- Are We Doing Enough? The CPS status report on public policy and child and youth health rates government legislation to prevent injuries and save lives in areas including: bike helmets, off-road vehicle safety and booster seats.
Information for sharing with parents and caregivers
- Caring for Kids: Printable fact sheets for parents and teens on topics such as trampolines, ATVs, car seats and water, winter and sun safety.
- Well Beings: A Guide to Health in Child Care, 3rd edition - Revised (2015), provides information and best practices for child care centres, including checklists, tools and resources related to safety and injury prevention.