Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Wed, 04/15/2009 by Kellogg Canada

Kellogg's Encourages Families to Start Their Own Culture Club

Kellogg's Encourages Families to Start Their Own Culture Club

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Up to $10 off admission at participating cultural institutions with the Kellogg's Adventure Pass

Published on Thu, 03/05/2009 by APEX Public Relations

Kids in need deserve a chance to be good sports

Kids in need deserve a chance to be good sports

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in an organized sports program. Olympic gold medalist and women's hockey hero Cassie Campbell is on a mission to change those odds.

Published on Tue, 03/03/2009 by World Vision Canada

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island: Canadian teens apply for World Vision Youth Ambassador program

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island: Canadian teens apply for World Vision Youth Ambassador program

Six remarkable youth to be selected to travel to Tanzania as global advocates

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (March 3, 2009) – With less than a month to go, hundreds of Canadian youth are getting ready to submit their applications in the hope of becoming a World Vision Youth Ambassador, a youth exchange program that teaches young Canadians how to make tangible differences for their peers in developing countries.

Published on Mon, 03/02/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Healthy moms and babies: Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Healthy moms and babies: Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

The months leading up to and during pregnancy are critical times for fetal health and development. By taking care of yourself during pregnancy, you are laying important groundwork for your child's future health as an infant, toddler and beyond. Knowing the basics about prenatal nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use and emotional health will help you make good decisions about how to care for yourself before, during and after pregnancy.

Published on Thu, 02/05/2009 by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Safety

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Safety

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Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together as a family, but did you know that most foodborne illness results from poor food handling at home? Your kitchen could be a high risk environment. Bacteria can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. Teaching kids about food safety is an important first step before cooking together in the kitchen. Reduce the risks by following these tips from Canada’s food safety experts.

Published on Wed, 02/04/2009 by Cowan & Company

Small Hands Make a Big Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Small Hands Make a Big Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Every school day in Canada, ten children are diagnosed with cancer. With every devastating diagnosis hundreds of family members, friends and classmates feel overwhelmed and helpless. However, the Childhood Cancer Foundation – Candlelighters Canada (CCF) wants Canadians to know "Small hands can make a big difference" and is challenging Canadians big and small to use their hands to help the more than 10,000 children across Canada currently fighting cancer.

Published on Tue, 02/03/2009 by War Amps

Key tags will be mailed inNewfoundland/Labrador starting February 9th

Key tags will be mailed inNewfoundland/Labrador starting February 9th

WAR AMPS 2009 KEY TAGS TELL STORY BEHIND THE LOGO

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR, February 9, 2009 – When Newfoundland/Labrador residents receive their 2009 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn the story behind the logo of the Association's Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Published on Thu, 01/22/2009 by War Amps

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

WAR AMPS 2009 KEY TAGS TELL STORY BEHIND THE LOGO

B.C., February 2, 2009 – When British Columbia residents receive their 2009 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn the story behind the logo of the Association's Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

With the National War Memorial as the background, the logo depicts an amputee veteran flanked by amputee children. This tells the story of CHAMP, a program which provides artificial limbs, recreational devices and annual seminars that inform parents and allow amputee children to bond with each other.

Published on Wed, 01/21/2009 by Bloorview Kids Rehab

New savings plan targets families of children with disabilities

New savings plan targets families of children with disabilities

By Louise Kinross

Canada's new Registered Disability Savings Plan is a tax-free vehicle to help parents save for the long-term needs of children with severe disabilities.

The deadline for setting up a 2008 plan – which was announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto in December – has been extended to March 2, 2009.

Published on Fri, 12/19/2008 by Public Health Agency of Canada

No cough and cold medication for children under six

No cough and cold medication for children under six

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

As you might have already heard, the Government of Canada has recently announced a plan to re-label many common over-the-counter cough and cold medications for children. Under the new guidelines, parents and caregivers should no longer be giving cough and cold medications with particular ingredients to children under the age of six. For a list of the ingredients to look for, please visit the Health Canada website at: http://www.healthcanada.gc.ca/coughandcold

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