Personal Safety & Injury Prevention

It’s important for students to learn how to be actively involved in their own personal safety and safety of others. By teaching safety rules and practices on many topic areas such as: hand hygiene, sun safety, playground/sports safety, road safety, online safety, and more,  students can develop skills to recognize, assess and manage risk in their  environment.

For questions about Personal Safety & Injury Prevention resources, call Client and Community Support at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006 or email

School Programs

RoadSMARTS4Kids (RS4K) is a free educational resource developed by the Ottawa Safety Council for educators, students and parents on learning road safety concepts, skills, and awareness in a fun interactive way. Visit our School Programs page for more information.

SunSense (Canadian Cancer Society) supports elementary schools to create sun safe environments that reduce the risk of skin cancer. Check out free tools and resources for teachers and how to become a SunSense Certified school.

Recommended Websites

Canadian Dermatological Association provides information and resources on sun safety available including posters, tip sheets and activity sheets.

Food Allergy Canada has information and resources on allergies for the classroom, including training, tip sheets, posters and more.

Ontario Active School Travel provides active transportation resources on safety, walking and cycling available including lesson plans, activity cards, videos, and more.

Ontario Road Safety has information and resources on bicycle, pedestrian and car safety including games, checklists, posters, activities and more.

Ophea has lesson plans, ideas for action and professional learning available for educators.

Parachute Canada has information and resources on a wide range of safety and injury prevention topics.

Rowan’s Law: Concussion Safety provides information and resources on how to prevent, identify and manage concussions.

Teaching Kits

GlitterBug Hand Washing Kit 

Interactive germ detector activity that promotes hand hygiene. Students rub the kit’s lotion on their hands, wash them with soap and water, and then place them underneath a UV light to see how many germs remain. For Grades JK-12.

Kits are available for sign-out at the following public libraries