Parachute Safe Kids Week 2017 – Resources

 

Parachute Safe Kids Week is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. Taking place June 5 – 11, 2017 this year is focused on promoting safe and active transportation: Walk, Bike, Wheel, which includes walking, cycling, skateboarding, scootering and other wheeled activities.

This year’s theme is everyday superhero, which encourages children to become leaders in road safety by learning how to stay active and keep themselves and their loved ones safe on their travels to and from school, to the bus stop, and around their neighbourhood. Parents can guide their child’s activities by modelling safe behaviour and practices on the road, and also being aware of their child’s skill level.

There are a few easy steps we can all take to keep children, and ourselves safe. Start by taking part. Communities across Canada are participating in Parachute Safe Kids Week.

Community Toolkit

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 active transportation safety.

Order your toolkit today for $35/kit plus $10 shipping and handling.  Due to limited quantities, organizations can purchase a maximum of two kits. 

The toolkit includes: Reflective snap bracelets (50), Clifford Takes a Walk Book (2), 2V1 Helmet Fitting Bookmarks (50), Concussion Bookmarks (50), Parachute #everydaysuperhero Stickers (90), Pledge Cards (4), 3-Pack Crayons (20), Parachute Safe Kids Week Postcards (50), Concussion Posters (10), Colouring Sheets (2). Note: child silhouettes pictured above not included in toolkit.

 

Backgrounder (PDF)

An overview of Parachute Safe Kids Week and the focus for 2017.

Tip sheet  (PDF – print double-sided one page)

Active Transportation Safety Tips – a guide for parents and caregivers.

Walk, Bike and Wheel Community Event Guide (PDF)

How to organize a short walk, bike or wheel to school or in the community to celebrate Safe Kids Week 2017, and get children excited about using active transportation.

Walking School Bus Activity Guide (PDF)

A guide to organizing a Walking School Bus event for your community.

If you plan on hosting any events, make sure to let us know at safekidsweek@parachutecanada.org and by sharing on social media using the hashtag #everydaysuperhero.