Featured Partner Resource

Featured Partner Resource: HIGH FIVE® Impact

HIGH FIVE has released a new study in celebration of the 2016 National Child Day and 15 years of positive experiences for kids called The Impact of Quality: Benefits of HIGH FIVE to Organizations and Communities.

The HIGH FIVE Impact Summary Report highlights the benefits of the HIGH FIVE Standard for organizations, families and communities.

Key findings show that using HIGH FIVE results in:

  • Improved children’s experiences
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Strengthened credibility and reputation of organizations

Featured Partner Resource: TheyWill2

The South West Injury Prevention Network has created the TheyWill2 website to encourage parents and caregivers to role model bike helmets:

According to a 2015 Ontario Injury Compass report, 589 Ontario children under the age of 14 years old, the equivalent of 23 classrooms of children, suffered a head injury from bicycling in 2010/2011. 

Falls account for 85% of bicycle-related injury but research shows that a properly fitted helmet reduces the risk of a traumatic head injury by 85%. In other words, the risk of a traumatic brain injury to cyclists is largely preventable.

Role modelling is one way adults can help reduce traumatic brain injury in children by making helmet use the norm. When parents, grandparents and caregivers wear a bike helmet they're showing a child that safety is important. Make bicycle helmets a non-negotiable family rule and wear a helmet every time you ride your bicycle.

 

For information on bicycle safety visit www.theywill2.ca.

Featured Partner Resources: Mental Health Commission of Canada

Changing Directions, Changing Lives and Taking the Next Step Forward

In March 2013, the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Youth Council (YC) came up with the idea to rewrite or “translate,” from a youth perspective, Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada. The main aim of their project was to develop a supplemental document that highlights the experiences and vision of young people working toward system change, ultimately making the original Strategy a more accessible document to all.