Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids

Links to quality sites on topics such as parenting, health, nutrition, and bullying.

Helpers: Children's Rights | Health & Nutrition | Parental Issues and Developmental Stages | Safety Issues & Street Proofing Children

Children's Rights

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Health & Nutrition

  • CDN Stress Lessons

    http://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Programs/Kids_Have_Stress_Too/Kids_Have_Stress_Too_.aspx

    A free resource designed to help you teach children how to manage stress.

  • CDN 211 Toronto Community Information / 211 connexion communautaire

    http://www.211toronto.ca/splash.jsp

    A Directory of over 20,000 community, social, health and government services in Toronto.

  • CDN Toronto Central Healthline

    http://torontocentralhealthline.ca

    A one-stop health information website for consumers in the Greater Toronto Area. Lots of health resources for newcomers, children, youth and families.

  • CDN Healthy Canadians

    http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/index-eng.php

    Food and consumer products recalls and alerts, flu epidemic bulletins and other health information Canadians need to know.

  • CDN About Kids Health

    http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/

    An information resource for parents to learn about the latest health news, complex medical conditions, and to search a range of everyday topics from child development to safety advice. Developed by The Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) and the University of Toronto.

  • CDN Dental Services from Toronto Public Health

    http://www.toronto.ca/health/dental/index.htm

    A guide to accessing dental care in Toronto, including free services and information about screenings at public schools.

  • CDN Dietitians of Canada

    http://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Videos/Raising-Our-Healthy-Kids.aspx

    Eat well! Live well! Information on food and nutrition for your children. Quick tips and tools that can help you achieve healthy eating goals.

  • CDN Healthy Child Development

    Good ideas from Toronto Public Health.

  • Kids Health

    http://kidshealth.org/

    Practical parenting information for raising a healthy child.

  • CDN Children's Services

    http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=d80e8ed34ce9e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextfmt=default

    Quick and easy access to city services, with helpful links.

  • CDN Public Health Agency of Canada

    http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

    Resources on how to help children aged birth to 12 grow up healthy and strong, and health information for everybody in your family.

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Parental Issues and Developmental Stages

  • CDN Before and after-school program locator

    http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=545bd9cb9ca1f310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextfmt=default

    An online locator to help parents and guardians of children from 6 to 12 years of age find before-school and after-school programs in Toronto

  • CDN Finding Childcare

    http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=172ad25ed83ae310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=6d3e8ed34ce9e310VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextfmt=default

    Looking for childcare in Toronto?

  • CDN Infant Mental Health Promotion

    http://www.imhpromotion.ca/

    For parents of children 0-3. The IMHP is associated with Sick Kids Hospital and have a lot of parenting resources.

  • CDN Long Live Kids!

    http://longlivekids.ca/

    Information on violence in the media, the new role and impact of the Internet and the role television plays in the lives of children.

  • CDN Cyber Bullying

    http://www.cyberbullying.ca/

    Information and tips on all types of cyberbullying, cyberspace vocabulary, and links to related sites.

  • CDN Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

    http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/en-ca/home.html

    A free virtual resource for parents, educators, service planners, service providers, and policy makers, designed to be expanded and updated as new knowledge emerges on the social and emotional development of children from birth to five years of age. It is one of four centres for children's well-being set up by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

  • CDN Parents2Parents

    http://parents2parents.ca/

    The latest information and resources on parenting and child development, with developmental milestones broken down by ages and stages. Printable handouts, activities and resources are also available.

  • CDN Media Smarts

    http://mediasmarts.ca/

    Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people. There is also a lot of information about internet safety, including games that families can play together.

  • CDN Early Abilities (Speech & Language, Vision, Hearing)

    http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=2b62b2f59527a410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

    Programs, events,workshops and resources for you and your child.

  • Vrooom

    http://www.joinvroom.org/

    Build your child's brain!

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Safety Issues & Street Proofing Children

  • CDN A Parent's Guide to Facebook

    http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Advice-Articles/facebook-for-parents.html

    What is Facebook? Why does my child want to use it all the time? What can I do about the risks? - read this parent guide to find out.

  • CDN Crime Prevention for Parents and Guardians

    http://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/safety-and-crime-prevention/Parents.asp

    Good safety and prevention tips and resources from the Ottawa police department.

  • Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children

    http://www.fernside.org/grief-resources/

    Suggested books to read and activities to help children through the grieving process.

  • CDN Public Safety Canada.ca

    http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

    Connects Canadians with trusted information on national security, emergency management, crime prevention, law enforcement, corrections and borders.

  • The Parent Report

    http://www.theparentreport.com

    A site with many topics such as safety at parties, food safety, house hazards and more. Covers babies through teens.

  • Kids Safety Zone

    http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/safetyzone/kids.php

    Toronto Police Service has created online printable storybooks and colouring sheets about police officers, emergencies, staying safe, bullying, court services and preventing dog bites.

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