Parachute Safe Kids Week 2019 Resources
Parachute Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign to raise public awareness of child safety issues in Canada, encouraging community involvement as part of the solution. This year, Safe Kids Week runs June 3 to 9, and is focused on the topic of preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play.
We encourage Canadians to join the discussion on social media by following us @ParachuteCanada on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and using the hashtags #FallProofYourHome and #SKW2019 to spread our message widely.
Our signature activity for 2019 will be the #FallProofYourHome Challenge, where we'll encourage families to use our #FallProofYourHome Checklist to address key hazards for children that cause serious injuries from falls in the home.
We're partnering with Hydro One as our Ontario sponsor for Safe Kids Week 2019 and will be providing enhanced resource toolkits for 100 Ontario Safe Kids Week partners. Additional toolkits are available to buy for interested communities across Canada.
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.
A Community Toolkit is available, containing all the resources and tools needed to roll out a successful Parachute Safe Kids Week in your community. Use the toolkit to help organize activities and events around preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at play.
Order your toolkit today:
The toolkit includes: Laminated Home Fall Proof Checklist with damp-erase markers (40), This is a Fall-Proof Home Window decals (40), Parachute Safe Kids Week Postcards (40), Colouring sheets (5 pages), Alex at the Playground book (1), Backgrounder, Parent Tip Sheet, Signature Activity Guide, Social Media Guide.
The toolkit includes: Home Fall Proof Checklist on card stock (40), This is a Fall-Proof Home window decals (40), Parachute Safe Kids Week Postcards (40), Colouring sheets (5 pages), Alex at the Playground book (1), Backgrounder, Parent Tip Sheet, Signature Activity Guide, Social Media Guide.
Please note: Community Toolkits will be mailed out starting the week of May 6, 2019.
Social Media Tools
Join the conversation on social media with these ready-made posts, a digital frame/filter (for selfie fun), and ready to share illustrations.
Facebook digital Frame (see the Social Media Guide for instructions on how to use it)
This set of six illustrations to be coloured show how to keep a home falls safe.
Fall Proof Your Home Video
This template can be used by municipalities to officially declare Parachute Safe Kids Week in your community.
- Alex at the Playground: A Children’s story about playground safety and falls prevention. Books are available in both English and French. Distributed with the permission of York Region Community and Health Services; to adapt or reproduce, please contact email@example.com or call 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76684
- Fall Prevention Month Children’s Toolkit. Developed by the Partners for Fall Prevention Month.
- Join Loop Junior, Canada’s Fall Prevention Community of Practice for practitioners, caregivers, researchers and policy planners working for the health and care of children ages 0 – 6.
- Preventing Childhood Falls presentation slides. Developed by Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.