Personal Safety & Injury Prevention

The following resource has been developed to provide you with valuable information and programs that can improve the health of the children and youth at your school. The resource has been developed based on three components of the Ministry of Education's Foundations for a Healthy School framework (external link): Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Social and Physical Environments; and Home, School and Community Partnerships. For information on student leadership and engagement strategies, please visit our Youth Engagement pages.

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Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Elementary

Elementary & Secondary

  • Cycling and Pedestrian Safety  
    Halton Region information on pedestrian, cycling, and road safety for parents and educators of school-aged children.
  • Kids in the Know (external link)
    Interactive website for parents and educators on teaching children about personal safety. Offers lesson plans for grades K-9.
  • Parachute (external link)
    A national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injury and saving lives. Parachute's injury prevention programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.
  • Road Safety Resource (external link) (Developed by OPHEA and MTO)
    An injury prevention resource that offers guided lesson plans for grades K-12 with cross-curricular links to literacy and a toolkit for engaging the community.
  • SMARTRISK No Regrets (external link)
    A national program for high schools to learn how to prevent injuries and take smart risks.
  • Sun Safety - Curriculum Resources (external link)
    Resources from Durham Region Public Health
  • Young Cyclist Guide (external link)
    A guide from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation with information on bicycle equipment, riding tips, and the rules of the road to keep you cycling safe.

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Social and Physical Environments

Elementary & Secondary

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Home, School and Community Partnerships

Elementary

  • Active and Safe Routes to School
    Active & Safe Routes to School promotes the use of active and efficient transportation for the daily trip to school, addressing health and traffic safety issues while taking action on air pollution and climate change.
  • Bike Rodeo Community Kit (external PDF)
    This resource will help you organize your own bike rodeo to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, educational way.
  • Risk Watch® (external link)
    Lessons and activities designed to help teachers meet the curriculum expectations.
  • Risk Watch Coalition (external link)
    A partnership of community safety advocates in Halton Hills whose mandate is to provide elementary school children, their teachers, and families with the educational resources needed to reduce preventable injuries.

Elementary & Secondary

  • Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (external link)
    The association focuses on providing information to survivors and their families as well as promoting the prevention of brain injury, improving quality of care, education and research.
  • Is It Worth It? (external link)
    A Teen Driver Safety Campaign that aims to prevent injury and save lives by reducing distracted, impaired and aggressive driving. High school students will be spreading the news in their schools on smart decision-making behind the wheel.
  • Safe Communities Halton Hills (external link)
    To support the establishment and implementation of a coordinated approach to addressing safety issues in the Region of North Halton through inter-agency and local community group awareness, communication, co-operation and action.
  • Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (external link) (SAVIS)
    Organization advocating against violence in the community at large and promotes prevention through community education. Offers in-class presentations for grades 6-8.

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