Scalds and burns are a significant cause of childhood injury.
Children are at risk for scald burns from hot liquids, grease and scalding bath water. In 1999, 122 children were treated at the Alberta Children's Hospital Emergency Department for scalds or burns. Eighty per cent of these children were under six years of age.
It's now the Law!
The Calgary Injury Prevention Coalition (CIPC) and KIDSAFE Connection of the Calgary Health Region are delighted that the Government of Alberta has passed Bill 209 requiring all bike riders under 18 to wear a bike helmet. The government has taken a strong advocacy position on safety for children and teens in this province.
Over 66,000 children are reported missing each year in Canada. This includes runaways; parental abductions; stranger abductions; and unknowns. As a parent, having your child go missing is your worst nightmare. The good news is that most of these children come back, or are found. The bad news is that some of them don’t. It is for these children that we continue to search.
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