of services are provided in the child or youth's own home
of protection workers are
co-located in the Halton community
Over the last few weeks, a number of children across the province have been left alone in vehicles in scorching temperatures. The Halton Children’s Aid Society offers the following tips for parents, caregivers and the general public to prevent more tragedies.
The facts are simple.
· The temperature inside a parked car can exceed 50oC within 10 to 20 minutes on a typical Canadian summer day
· Opening the window(s) slightly DOES NOT reduce the temperature
· Heatstroke occurs at 40.50C
· Young children, especially infants, are three to five times more sensitive to heat than adults
· Rising temperatures inside a car can cause a child to suffer from heat stress, dehydration, shock and, in extreme cases, even death
Recognizing the strength, bravery and resilience of children and youth in and from care
In late March 2014, the Honourable David Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, granted royal assent to Bill 53, an Act to Proclaim Children and Youth in Care Day. This Act recognizes May 14th of each year as Children and Youth in Care Day, acknowledging the enormous contributions current and former Crown and Society wards make, as well as the strength, bravery and resilience they show in the face of adversity.
Youth in and from care play an increasingly important role in influencing Child Welfare and how it works. They are involved in peer support and give advice to their Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) on projects and programs to improve the lives of all children and youth in CAS care. More and more they are also helping to change provincial policies and even laws.