Motorized Scooters and Other Devices

A variety of innovative motorized conveyances are being marketed in Canada. A few are roadworthy motor vehicles. Some are toys or recreational...

Garage Sales and Yard Sales

Buyer Beware, Vendor Take Care For thousands of Canadians, yard sales and garage sales are an annual ritual. Financially, it’s a win, win situation....

Gambling Addiction

Addiction to gambling is linked to a range of serious personal and social harms such as depression and suicide, bankruptcy, family breakup, domestic...

Community Safety

Canada Safety Council provides ways in which Canadians can prevent injury or illness before it occurs. Some of the issues include emergency preparedness, fireworks safety, firearm safety, health issues, and many other topics.

Gambling Addiction

Addiction to gambling is linked to a range of serious personal and social harms such as depression and suicide, bankruptcy, family breakup, domestic abuse, assault, fraud, theft, and even homelessness. These effects can be devastating to the individual as well as...

Don’t Just Stand There – Do Something

A community where people intervene for the good of others is a safer community. "The Bystander Effect" Over forty years ago, Kitty Genovese was attacked and murdered outside her New York City apartment building. Thirty-eight people heard her calls for help as they...

Fireworks Safety Tips

Canada Safety Council believes that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an exhibition fireworks show handled by professionals. There might be an event hosted by your community, overseen by a trained, certified professional. If you choose to hold a family...

If disaster strikes, is your school ready?

Every year, disaster strikes communities across Canada, as well as the U.S.A. It could be a violent attack, severe weather or a virulent illness. Whatever the crisis, an emergency plan can save lives, minimize injuries and property damage, and let life return to...

Safety: The Key to Happy Campfire Memories

What could be more Canadian than roasting marshmallows, singing songs and socializing around an open fire in the evening? Follow this simple advice from the Canada Safety Council to help make sure everyone will have happy memories. If there is a fire pit use it, but...

Halloween ~ Its Not Just For Kids

Adults also celebrate this festive time with parties, costumes and ghoulish food.  These occasions can be great fun and with a little common sense and caution, they can also be safe. Costumes should have the same safety considerations as children do.  Masks should not...

Garage Sales and Yard Sales

Buyer Beware, Vendor Take Care For thousands of Canadians, yard sales and garage sales are an annual ritual. Financially, it’s a win, win situation. The seller makes some money on old and used items. The buyer gets a bargain. But with certain products, the savings may...

Rising Obesity Creates Safety Concerns

Obesity brings with it a variety of health problems. The Canada Safety Council is concerned that the rising number of morbidly obese individuals is also a safety issue. Driving According to the Canada Safety Council, research has shown that morbidly obese people are...

Keep Safe When Lightning Strikes

Thunderstorms are commonplace in the hot weather. During the summer months, lightning flashes occur about once every three seconds in Canada. Up to a million times more powerful than household current, lightning bolts can be deadly. A lightning bolt can cause cardiac...

The 12 Travel Tips of Christmas

Let people know your travel itinerary – either leave a copy with neighbours or family members, and always keep people informed if your plans happen to change.  Check to make sure your passports, visas and vaccinations are all up-to-date.  Leave copies of your...