1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
Phone: Dial 311 or
Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
Email Halton Region
What age can I leave my child alone?
Halton Children’s Aids Society strongly recommends that no child under
the age of 10 should be left home alone.
At Home Alone - Family Handbook 241KB:
A handbook for parents and children to help assess child readiness and
take necessary preparations to be left home alone safely.
Developed by Toronto Public Health and
Partners in Prevention
Getting ready to have your child stay home alone is a big milestone
for families. The aim of the Family Workshop Handbook (featured on the
right) is to help you get ready. Using the handbook, families can
develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that is tailored to
meet their unique needs. In your discussions as you go through the
exercises, remember to:
Home Alone courses
First Aid and CPR courses
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .