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Safety Tips

Kids will be kids and playing is a big part of being a kid. They’ll get some bumps and bruises but as parents, we don’t want to see any kids get seriously hurt from a preventable injury. There are many different precautions we can take that will help lower the risk of serious or permanent injuries.

We want to be your source for up-to-date information on safety tips and laws in which us as parents need to follow to ensure safe lives for our kids. 

Helpful Tips:

Bicycle Helmet Laws

 In Ontario, it is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a certified helmet while riding a bicycle (Highway Traffic Act).

It is also mandatory for children aged 10 and under or weak skaters of any age, to wear a certified multi-impact helmet at all city of Ottawa public skating sessions at indoor arenas.

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Car Seat Laws

When installed and used correctly, child car seats and booster seats can reduce the risk of children being injured or killed in collisions.

Community car seat inspection clinics indicate that many child car seats are installed and or used incorrectly.

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Fire Safety Guide

Babysitter’s Guide

Contrary to most peoples’ perception, there is not specific age at which a child can be left unattended. The Child and Family Services Act states that parents of children under the age of 16 years, must make “reasonable provisions” for their care.

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Candle Facts

One of the major causes of home fires, especially during the winter and christmas holidays.

Candles provide great warmth and ambiance to any home. It is easy to forget that such a calming artifact is an open flame that can reach 1,400°C.

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Burns and scalds

Most Canadian hot water tanks are pre-set to a temperature of 60°C or 140°F. At this temperature, a child’s skin can be severely scalded in just seconds.

To prevent this from happening, check the temperature of the hot water coming from your faucets.

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Carbon Monoxide

Although the popularity of carbon monoxide (CO) alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.  

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Fire Drill

Make a family fire-escape plan and keep your escape routes free of obstructions. Practice this plan often, and keep these pointers in mind; they will tell you pointers from those who know what it takes to get out alive.

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Winter Safety

Canadian winters are famous for being cold. The mercury keeps dropping, and suddenly, the bears aren’t the only ones hibernating!

While it’s true that many of us spend more time indoors in the winter, there are also those who embrace the outdoors, the snow and cooler temperatures.

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September 1

Tickets for SHARE Party now on sale! Email info@malhotrafoundation.org or call (613) 233-6030. $100 per ticket for cocktails, nibbles, and dancing.

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October 5

2013 SHARE Party on Friday November 8th 7-11pm, at Restaurant e18hteen in the market. 100% of proceeds supporting the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE).

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October 22

2013 May Golf Tournament raises $250,000 for Christie Lake Kids.

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Contact Us

Kids Play Safe

509 Kilbirnie Dr,
Ottawa, ON, K2J 0H7

(613) 983-0661