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Safety is the key priority in any after-school program. This collection of resources offers information on key safety issues including allergies, brain injuries, keeping/storing health records and best practices in safe play. 

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, managed by Ophea, are updated annually and represent the minimum standards for risk...
The Active and Safe After School Initiative includes various resources: After School Safety Check - resources and tools that help reduce...
This document discusses the administration of medical treatment by staff of recreation programs.
PHE Canada, alongside Ophea, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a...
Video, 46 seconds. Watch this short video from the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club, which aims to increase physical...
The Canadian Paediatric Society’s biennial status report Are We Doing Enough? evaluates public policies affecting children...
Available to buy from the Allergy Asthma Information Association. The Asthma Reference Kit is for those who work with children and youth to...
Webinar, 30 minutes. This webinar focuses on risk management awareness and prevention, early assessment of unsafe conditions,...
To raise awareness of beach safety, two brochures featuring important safety tips can be reviewed prior to beach visits: Beach Safety...
This guide explains the types of brain injuries, including concussion, key things to remember during recovery, how to prevent concussions,...
This standard form for collecting personal and health information for campers also includes a waiver form for injuries, use of photographs...
This is the fifth edition of CSA Z614, Children's playspaces and equipment. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2007, 2003,...
The Canadian Injury Prevention Resource is the result of the vision and collaboration of the Canadian Collaborating Centres on Injury...
This booklet provides an overview of child protection, specifcally related to child abuse. It outlines steps for creating a safer...
This guide is divided into four sections to help injury stakeholders promote good practice in planning and implementing strategies to...
In an effort to protect young athletes against concussions, Niagara Region Public Health provides free and ongoing support to minor sport...
OPHEA has revised their Concussion Protocols as part of the Ontario Physical Education Guidelines. Although targeted at elementary and...
A six-minute YouTube video from Dr. Mike Evans explaining causes, possible symptoms, and the six-step Return to Play protocol, and the...
Regulations under this Act: O. Reg. 137/99 Designation of geographic areas and delivery agentsR.R.O. 1990, Reg. 262 GeneralO. Reg. 502/00...
Outlines policy, protocol, parents' responsiblities, cancellation and rescheduling issues, students and volunteers involvement, procedures...
The purpose of this policy is to protect clients, employees, students, volunteers and visitors from foodborne illness and promote the safe...
Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food...
Includes information on safe food handling such as at Farmers' Markets and for food processors, fish and fish products, related legislation...
The main purpose of these Healthy Living Guidelines is to provide Island early learning and child care centres with effective direction,...
A description of the HIGH FIVE Program for quality assurance in programming for children, a program founded in 2001 by Parks and Recreation...
Sabrina’s Law, An Act to Protect Anaphylactic Pupils, came into effect on January 1, 2006 with the purpose of protecting students at risk...
This report raises awareness of adolescent injury issues and supports evidence-based and necessary actions to prevent injuries in this...
Although there is no absolute protection against lightning because of its random nature, the risk of being struck can be substantially...
There are an estimated 1.2 million Canadians with allergies, and approximately 6% are affected by severe allergies triggered by a wide...
The Statement of health and safety principles and responsibilities indicates the committment of the board and management to the protection...
This site houses Ontario's Road Safety Education resource developed in partnership between the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO...
Ophea and its partners has a number of free resources for teachers, child care and after school providers, school administrators and boards...
These Teaching Tools for teaching healthy active living include: Lesson Plans:  Health Education, Physical Education Curriculum...
This free online webinar for teachers and school staff addresses the critical components of Prevention, Identification and Management for a...
This site includes numerous resources including a Community Toolkit (for purchase) containing all the resources and tools needed to...
FAQ including: What are the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction? Do kids with a peanut allergy have the same symptoms as adults? Do...
Included in this Section West Nile virus information - procedures, symptoms, safety at home Information on Insect Repellant, who...
Describes various intensities of exercise and guidelines for the time each day that children from toddlers to 17-year-olds should spend in...
Physical literacy movement preparation is movement that focuses on incorporating and improving fundamental movement skills and...
Topics Included in this Section Playground Safety Binder Daily Inspection Procedure Monthly Inspection Seasonal Inspection Annual...
Recommendations regarding playground construction, planning, supervision, and more, to ensure maximum safety for a child. See also the...
This section of the Ottawa-Carleton Board's Policy Manual provides the policy, procedures (including lunchrooms, shared equipment,...
[2007] Canada ranks 22nd when it comes to preventable childhood injuries and deaths; Canada ranks 27th in childhood obesity; and; Canada...
Co-Presenters: Brandy Tanenbaum and Sarah Gallsworthy, Program Coordinators, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Each year, more Canadian...
Policy to ensure the safety and security of clients and staff members in programs offered regularly in off-site locations.
Various safety guidelines, procedures, policies from Girls Inc., which provides life-skills education and mentoring programs for girls...
Online webinar, 16 minutes. This webinar walks the participant through important safety aspects to be considered when developing an after...
Policy for all staff to work together to ensure that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained at the school.  Children will be...
The SHAPE (Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere) Resource Manual to support the Active...
This information has been gathered from external sources to provide information to Ontarians about concussions. This includes information...

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