Car Seat Safety
Do you want to ensure your child is safely buckled up?
Each year, we provide local citizens an opportunity to learn about how to correctly install infant and child car seats and booster seats. These clinics are free to attend and offer important safety information provided by certified car seat technicians in a non-threatening environment. Each child gets to go home with a bag full of fun activities for themselves as well as goodies and information to share with parents and guardians.
Please watch for information on our 2015 Infant and Child Car Seat Safety Clinics coming out soon.
Thank you to everyone who have come out to past clinics held at Discovery Ford
- A huge thank you to Discovery Ford for being such gracious hosts of these events!
- Thank you to our local technicians!
- Thank you to our volunteers - you help make these clinics a huge success!
Safe Kids Canada has developed the following key facts on Canadian child injury data for consistency in presentation of injury statistics used for our external communications. The data presented is based on a five-year analysis of deaths and hospitalizations among Canadian children aged 14 and under. We would especially like to thank the Injury and Child Maltreatment Section, Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division Centre for Health Promotion Public Health Agency of Canada for analyzing this data for us.
On average, close to 300 children ages 14 and under are killed, and another 21,000 are hospitalized for serious injuries every year in Canada, making unintentional injuries the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 1to 14 years.
Every year, approximately one in every 300 Canadian children, age 14 and under, is hospitalized for a serious injury.
The three leading causes of injury-related deaths for children are drowning (pools, bathtubs, bath seats, boats, ponds, lakes and streams), motor vehicle occupant collisions and suffocation.
Falls are the main cause of injury-related hospitalizations for children. Falls can take place at home, at school and on the playground. Poisoning is another major cause of injury-related hospitalizations for children.
Source: Safe Kids Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada. Data presented is based on Injury and Child Maltreatment analysis of Statistics Canada mortality data and Canadian Institute for Health Information hospitalization data (2001-2005). Ottawa; 2009
Updated February 6, 2015