Safety Tips

Ready for the unexpected? The safety tips offer practical advice and tools so that you can prepare yourself and your family for unforeseen emergencies. They will help you and your family be more secure.

Hot topic: Summer safety
Summer is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather.
The 12 Days of Holiday Safety
In the true spirit of the season, and to help keep family and friends out of harm's way, here are some tips and helpful hints for holiday safety.
Back to School Safety & Planning for Emergencies
Safety tips for back to school time to help prevent and prepare for an emergency
Emergency Preparedness Week, Day By Day
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week, May 5-11, 2013) is a great time to get prepared for any kind of emergency.
Winter Safety Indoors and Out
Canadian winters are famous for being cold. The mercury keeps dropping, and suddenly, the bears aren't the only ones hibernating!
Back to School Safety & Planning for Emergencies
Now is a good time to review a few back-to-school safety tips with your children and their schools.
Heat Waves
Do you know how to spot the difference between heat cramps, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion? Read our safety tip to find out how to keep cool this summer as the temperature rises.
Five things you can do now for Emergency Preparedness Week 2012
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) began 17 years ago as a way to raise awareness across the country about the importance of being prepared for an emergency. This year, EP Week takes place from May 6-12.
Fraud: Recognize it. Report it. Stop it.
Fraud concerns all Canadians. It threatens our families, our businesses, our bank accounts and can cause tremendous stress and personal turmoil. Here is a safety tip with useful links to more information about Fraud Prevention Month.
Seven steps to cold weather safety
Winter weather has arrived in much of the country. Do you know the signs of hypothermia, and what to do if you get frostbite? Read on to make sure you're ready for cold weather!
Preparing an Emergency Kit for Your Car
Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold: these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during cold weather months.
Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!
Each year, many people in Canada die in fires that can be prevented with working smoke alarms. It’s not enough to just install smoke alarms; it’s important to have them where they are needed and to make sure they will work properly if there is a fire in your home.
Get Prepared for Back to School Safety!
It's back to school time! As school doors open, traffic gets a little heavier on our streets. People are back from holidays, school buses and public transit are on regular routes, and more people are walking, cycling or driving to school. To help with the transition and share the roads safely, read our safety tip. Help everyone stay safe this school year!
Is your home safe when you go on vacation?
Many people who go on vacation wonder if their house will be safe while they are away. When you go on vacation, the last thing you want is a phone call telling you that your house was robbed- or even worse- coming back from vacation and discovering damage and loss. Here are some tips for securing your home.
Water Safety Week: June 5 – 12, 2010
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Canadian children aged one to four. Parents and caregivers must remain vigilant at all times when children have access to water, as the absence of adult supervision is a factor in most child drownings.
Winter Driving
Along with colder temperatures, snow, and ice, winter also brings potentially dangerous driving conditions. Slippery roads and decreased visibility can make driving in Canadian winters a challenge.
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