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Children's Health - Other Resources

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Caring for Kids

Caring for Kids is a website, provided by the Canadian Pediatric Society, designed to provide parents with information about their child's health and well-being.

Child Safety Link

Child Safety Link is a Maritime-wide children’s injury prevention program based at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Visit www.childsafetylink.ca for helpful information on booster/car seat safety; home safety; poison prevention; helmet safety; playground safety; and more. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is a voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. 

The Student Body - Promoting Health at Any Size

The Student Body is a teacher-facilitated curriculum for students in grades 4, 5 and 6 drawn from research conducted in Ontario and Nova Scotia. This program is designed to help promote positive body image and healthy lifestyles among this age group of children. This online program is part of a larger research-based initiative to create age-appropriate health promotion strategies designed to prevent disordered eating by researchers in the Department of Community Health Systems Resource Group at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Read to Me!

Read to Me! is a provincial, hospital-based program that helps families enrich their children’s early years with books and reading by providing the Read to Me! gift bag.

To learn more about Read to Me!, please visit their website at www.readtome.ca.

You can also contact Read to Me! via e-mail at readtome@iwk.nshealth.ca.

Down Syndrome

Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society

The Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society has as its mission to improve lives for persons with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, education and support. Check out the great work of the Team Possibles. Team Possibles is an arts exploration group made up of young adults with Down Syndrome and their peers (ages 14-25).

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is Canada’s national voice for people with Down syndrome. They provide information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome.

The National Down Syndrome Society

The National Down Syndrome Society (US) envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

Down Syndrome International

Down Syndrome International works with individuals and organizations around the world to improve quality of life and champion the rights of people with Down syndrome, raise standards of care, and provide a platform for people with Down syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.