Safe Kids Week 2018 - Resources

Parachute Safe Kids Week is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. This year, Parachute Safe Kids Week takes place June 4–10, 2018 and focuses on awareness of concussion at home, at play and on the road.

We encourage Canadians to join the discussion on social media by following us @ParachuteCanada on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and using the hashtag dedicated to this campaign: #KidsAndConcussion.

We look forward to working again with local schools, health units and community partners to implement activities across the country. Order a community kit and/or download the free resources below to share with your community. 

Background and Key Information

Use this document to get an overview of this year's Safe Kids Week campaign, and all of the key messages on concussion at home, at play and on the road.

Backgrounder and Key Messages (PDF)

Tip Sheets and Guides

Use these materials to spread awareness of childhood concussion and prevention tips for different environments. 

Concussion Guide for Parents and Caregivers (PDF)

Safety at Home Tip Sheet (PDF)

Safety at Play Tip Sheet (PDF)

Safety on the Road Tip Sheet (PDF) 

Activities

Brain Maze (PDF)

Chalk Artwork Activity Guide (PDF)

Social Media Tools

Join the conversation on social media with these ready-made posts, a pledge card (for selfie fun) and matching images.

Safe Kids Week Social Media Guide (PDF)

Safe Kids Week Pledge Card (PDF)

Social Media Images

Media Templates

Use the tools below to announce your activities in the community to your local media and invite them to attend.

Media Advisory Template (Word document)

Media Release Template (Word document)

Posters

Click on any of the images below for a downloadable PDF, which you can print on 8.5 x 11 inch (letter size) paper, and post in community spaces.  

Poster - Be a Role Model - Safe Kids Week 2018 Poster - Play Safe - Safe Kids Week 2018 Poster - Watch Your Little Explorer - Safe Kids Week 2018
Be a Role Model (PDF) Play Safe (PDF) Watch Your Little Explorer (PDF)

Community Kits - SOLD OUT

We thank all the communities who ordered Safe Kids Week 2018 kits, which are now sold out. The kits included a Jello Brain Mold and recipe, two packs of Jello, a pack of large sidewalk chalk, 50 "brain lightbulb" temporary tattoos, 50 ConcussionEd bookmarks and a guide for suggested Brain Mold and Chalk Artwork activities.