Personal Safety & Injury Prevention

Most accidents and injuries are both predictable and preventable. It’s important for students to learn how to be actively involved in their own safety and to care about the safety of others. By teaching safety rules and practices from the playground to the Internet, students can develop skills to recognize, assess and manage risk in several environments.

For questions about Personal Safety & Injury Prevention resources, call our Client and Community Support Call Centre at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or email clientandcommunitysupport@wdgpublichealth.ca.

Community Programs

Swim to Survive

School grant program for Grade 3. Teaches deep water survival skills to eliminate risk of drowning.

Recommended Websites

Bullying

  • PREVNetBullying prevention resources, tools, books and videos for Grades 4-8.

Concussions

  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Information for educators and coaches on concussion safety and management. Includes videos, infographics, safety guidelines, tools, policies and information about legislation.

Sun safety tips and resources. The sun protection section includes information on sunscreen and indoor tanning.

Food Allergy Canada

Information and resources on common allergens and anaphylaxis.

Ontario Road Safety 

Information and resources on bicycle, pedestrian, school bus, car, ATV, water and snowmobile safety.

Parachute Canada

Information and resources on a wide range of injury topics.

Rabies Colouring Book

Colouring book and activities to teach students about rabies, wildlife safety and prevention. Includes local rabies information. Grades 2-3.

Kids in the Know 

Canadian Centre for Kids Protection provides resources designed to help educators teach children and youth effective personal safety strategies.  For grades K-12.

Public Library Resources

The following resource is available for loan from your local library. To book, please visit the online catalogue of one of our participating public libraries: (Note: Library membership required).

GlitterBug Hand Washing Kit (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. Can be used for Grades 1-12.