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Kids and car safety reminders for Burlington residents

Summer temperatures have finally arrived and Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) wants to remind parents to brush up on their knowledge of car safety when it comes to small children.

“We know the risk factors (for children) are even higher when we’re in warmer weather,” said Teresa Zonneveld, the community protection supervisor at Halton CAS.

“Our message is that we want to remind parents that children need to be properly supervised at all times. Whether it’s at home or in a car.”

Halton CAS is advising all parents to not leave small children in cars as the city hits hot and humid summer temperatures.

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Kids and car safety reminders for Burlington residents

Summer temperatures have finally arrived and Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) wants to remind parents to brush up on their knowledge of car safety when it comes to small children.

“We know the risk factors (for children) are even higher when we’re in warmer weather,” said Teresa Zonneveld, the community protection supervisor at Halton CAS.

“Our message is that we want to remind parents that children need to be properly supervised at all times. Whether it’s at home or in a car.”

Halton CAS is advising all parents to not leave small children in cars as the city hits hot and humid summer temperatures.

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Children's Aid Society aims to boost graduation rates with video

Kimonnie Tucker is as confident in person as she is on camera. The George Brown College pre-health science student offers a strong handshake and the invitation to call her Kim, all the while beaming a megawatt smile. On a big screen in the York Region Children’s Aid Society Newmarket boardroom, My Path to a Better Future, a video featuring the young woman and other former Crown wards, is playing. You can view the video here: http://bit.ly/1s3VJIu

The recently produced video shares the experiences and advice of youths in care from York and Durham regions who have completed high school and are furthering their studies.

The video is a co-production between the two regions' Children's Aid Societies and the Durham Crown Ward Education Championship Team. It’s part of a strategy to reverse low high school graduation rates among youths in care and inspire them to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education or training. The production also endeavours to de-stigmatize perceptions about Crown wards.

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Be Our Ally

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is sending out a challenge to ALL service providers and members of the LGBTQ community: Find a way to be an ally to LGBTQ youth in government care and residential facilities. We created this video - what can YOU do to help? Don’t say, “That’s so Gay” or “No Homo.” Say something positive. Be an LGBTQ ally.

View the video here: http://bit.ly/1j0V7U3

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