Here are some links, and tips for parenting and raising healthy kids in Toronto.
inTOkidshealth is a monthly e-newsletter that provides parents and caregivers with information on how to keep children healthy, safe and happy. You can sign up for their monthly newsletter.
Healthy Child Development
Tips from Toronto Public Health on how to support your child’s development, help your child manage stress, and prepare your child to stay at home by themselves. There’s also information here about how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol.
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Our service is completely anonymous and confidential – we don’t trace calls, we don’t have call display. You don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
What is bullying? What should you do if you witness bullying? What can you do if you’re bullying others?
Tips for healthy eating, exercise and fitness, dealing with an illness, and developing a positive body image.
Recalls and safety alerts for consumer products, cars, food and health products from the Government of Canada.
Immunization and Vaccines
Vaccines protect us from serious disease, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Check out Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedule and find out about free immunization information sessions.
Children and adults get head lice – and it has nothing to do with cleanliness. Get more information on head lice, how to treat them, and the Toronto Public Health head lice policy.
Tips for safe biking, helmet laws, and winter cycling, including links to the Toronto Cyclists Handbook, etiquette for riding on Toronto’s multi-use trails, and accredited CAN-Bike courses.