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Schools & Child Care


Information for Staff and Families

The environment and extreme weather conditions can impact student health and safety on the playground, on the route to school and at home.  Share these resources with your staff and/or students and their families to help reduce the impact of these environmental health concerns:

Additional Resources

  • Air Quality Ontario – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has a network of 40 ambient (outside) air monitoring stations across the province that collect real-time air pollution data. This information is communicated to the public through Ontario's Air Quality Index (AQI) and as hourly concentrations of each pollutant. The AQI and data collected from these 40 locations are posted on this website every hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Health Canada – Offers information on environmental factors that affect human health:  air, noise, soil and water pollution, climate change, environmental contaminants, occupational health and safety, pest control and radiation.
  • Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment – Excellent source of information for those who work with parents of young children. Included is a video, brochure and fact sheets on the “Top 5 simple, low-cost changes parents can make to reduce exposures to toxic substances around their homes".  


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