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Pedestrian Safety

“Injuries are Predictable and Preventable”

Walk and talk with your children about pedestrian safety. Your presence and guidance can help reduce the risk of injury.  (Parachute Canada)

Visit Parachute Canada for pedestrian safety tips  as well as for more information on pedestrian safety and what works to decrease child pedestrian injuries.

There’s A Monkey On My Street, is a story about a girl named Hannah, her brother Jack and Little Monkey, who spend a day together learning about safe walking, biking, rollerblading and skateboarding. This storybook teaches safety to children but also provides tips for parents. Join in with your child to read the story, spot the dangers and learn the safety steps.

   There's A Monkey On My Street

   Il Y A Un Singe Dans Ma Rue

Learning about safety rules and wearing the right protective gear while biking, rollerblading and skateboarding is extra fun when you join in the songs of Muskoka-born performer Mary Lambert. Listen and sing in English or in French. Go ahead, do actions or dance along as well!


Active transportation, includes walking and cycling/wheeling to and from school. Active transportation is one of the easiest ways for school-aged children to get regular daily physical activity and reduce the time spent sitting and being sedentary throughout the day

Visit the Active and Safe Routes to School page to learn more about how you can support your children in safely walking and cycling/wheeling to and from school.

Also visit the Physical Activity pages to learn more about being physically active with your family.

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