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Thank you to all long-term care, retirement home, and childcare workers who submitted their favourite infection control tip. All participants were entered into a draw. The winners are:

  • Lisa from Woodland Glen Y Child Care. Her tip: “My children both attend school and I have attached mini hand sanitizers to my children's backpacks.  The children use the hand sanitizer in between hand washing.”
  • Cindy from LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home. Her favourite tip:  “We are all in this together! Stop germs from spreading. Cover your cough and/or sneeze. Just clean your hands!”

We’d also like to PASS ON additional fantastic infection control tips contributed by contest entrants:

“I announce that I am washing my hands before I provide care.  I get great feedback from clients that they feel like I care for their wellbeing.  I then usually discuss them washing their hands too.”

“Just clean your hands!”

“We have hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the childcare, it is very popular with the parents as they are coming and going from the Childcare Centre”

“When working in the school setting (seeing many children at several different schools in a day), I would get out my bottle of hand sanitizer and together with every kid we would wash our hands before we started therapy. It meant my hands stayed very clean....and their hands were clean too!”

“Get your annual FLU SHOT!”

“Protection from infection starts with prevention. As a supervisor of the daycare I encourage the children to eat well and exercise. Our lunch and snack menu is approved by a public health unit dietitian in order to incorporate all of the food groups and nutrition a growing child needs. We also keep the children active with planned outdoor gross motor activities.”

“If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms stay at home! Don't infect your fellow co-workers!”

“Regularly disinfect commonly touched areas such as bathrooms, hand rails, and chair handles.”

“Cough into your sleeve, not your hands!”

Connect with school and community leaders. Help make local food more accessible to students and improve food skills among youth.

Learn about local farm to school resources including:

  • School-wide local food initiatives
  • Student farm tours
  • School gardens

Event details

  • Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Everdale Farm, Hillsburgh
  • Lunch: included
  • RSVP by November 8 to and include any dietary concerns

Who should attend?

  • School administrators
  • Board staff
  • Parents
  • Elementary and Secondary school staff
  • Anyone involved in EcoSchools, Food and Gardening clubs, Breakfast or Snack programs
  • Anyone interested in supporting local food initiatives

This event is a joint initiative with the Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Our 2012 Community Report has been released. Download it here:

Cover of our 2012 Community Report

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