Ready to Ride? Community Bike Safety Training

Ready to Ride? Community Bike Safety Training

Who should attend the training?

Adult community members, teachers, community health representatives, health promotion coordinators, and anyone who has an interest in child safety.

What is the goal of the training?

The goal is to teach people how to provide bike safety education to children and implement bike rodeos within their community.

How long is the training?

The training takes approximately three hours. Together, we will plan the time of the training to suit the needs of your community.

What is covered in the training?

15 minutesWelcome and Introductions
15 minutesDiscussion – Why is bike safety so important?
45 minutesTeaching children:

  • Proper helmet fit
  • Bike fit and maintenance
  • Rules of the road

45 minutesBike Rodeo Skills & Activities
45 minutesTools and Resources, Question and Answer
15 minutesClosing

*Snacks, refreshment breaks, and lunch can also be incorporated into the training.

Is there a cost for the training?

The training is free. You/your organization is responsible for booking an appropriately sized venue. Contact Cara for more information about this.

What type of venue is best for the training?

A gymnasium is preferred. A space large enough for bikes to be brought in for demonstrations is necessary. The space also needs to have a projector screen, table for presentation materials, and tables and chairs for participants.

How many people can attend the training?

A maximum of 30 people can attend the training.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

What is Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting?

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) is an approach to parenting that teaches children and guides their behaviour, while respecting their rights to healthy development, protection from violence, and participation in their learning. Positive Discipline can be used from birth onward into adulthood. It is based on research in children’s healthy development, effective parenting, and founded on child rights principles.

Positive Discipline Book

Positive Discipline is not permissive parenting and is not about punishment. It is about long-term solutions that develop children’s own self-discipline and their lifelong skills. Positive Discipline is about teaching non-violence, empathy, self-respect, human rights, and respect for others.

The Positive Discipline program is a not-for-profit program that was developed in partnership between the University of Manitoba and Save the Children Sweden. Positive Discipline is a preventive, universal, and culturally inclusive approach to parenting and working with children.

Positive discipline is non-violent and respects the child as a learner. It is an approach to teaching that helps children succeed, gives them information, and supports their growth.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations. It can guide all interactions with children, not just the challenging ones.

How is Positive Discipline practiced?

Positive discipline has four components

  • Identifying long-term childrearing goals
  • Providing warmth and structure
  • Understanding how children think and feel
  • Problem-solving

The Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees children’s protection from all forms of violence, including physical and emotional punishment. The Convention also recognizes children’s rights to respect, dignity and that all parents have the right to assistance in carrying out their important role.

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting helps parents learn how to teach children effectively, while respecting their rights.

If you are interested in a 4-day training or would like more information on Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting, please contact [email protected] or 306-651-4300. You can visit to know more about Positive Discipline In Everyday Parenting.

It’s Easier Than You Think: Tips for Talking With Your Kids About Sexual Health

Presentation Available

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute is available to provide presentations to parents about how to talk to children about sexual health. If you are interested in hosting one of these presentations, please contact the Prevention Institute at [email protected] or call 306-651-4300.

‘From “At-Risk” to Resilient’: Engaging Tools for Working with Youth to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms

‘From At-Risk to Resilient’: Engaging Tools for Working with Youth to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms

Working with youth

The youth workshops are interactive and help young people analyze their substance use patterns and those of their peers. The aim is to engage youth to help them see the link between alcohol and substance use as it is related to increased risk of unintended pregnancy (and subsequently, FASD), STIs, impaired driving, and injuries.

Training adult allies (teachers, service providers, guidance counselors, social workers, youth coordinators)

Training workshops were developed in order to build capacity throughout the province and help adult allies engage youth in conversations about substance use and related harms.

The training sessions provide education about the concepts of youth engagement, tools for promoting healthy behaviours, and addressing substance abuse. The workshop demonstrates ways for engaging youth using a non-judgemental strengths-based approach. Attendees come away with tangible tools for helping youth examine the role of drugs and alcohol in their decision-making process related to substance use and abuse.

If you are interested in having the YAP Coordinator present to a group of youth or attend a training workshop, please contact the YAP Coordinator at: [email protected].


The ‘From “At-Risk” to Resilient’ toolkit was developed in order to provide adult allies (teachers, service providers) with the tools to engage youth in conversations about substance use, and promote discussions about how the decisions young people make today affect their future.

Toolkits are available for those interested in attending a training workshop, or scheduling a youth workshop where the YAP Coordinator can demonstrate the tools with a group of youth, and share information with the facilitator.

Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit Training

Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit Training

This ongoing training on the Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit is a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building tool for staff working with women and/or families in community-based organizations. One-and-a-half and two-day workshops are available.

If you are interested in planning a workshop for your community, please contact [email protected].

Reaching In – Reaching Out Training

Reaching In – Reaching Out Training

Reaching IN…Reaching OUT (RIRO) is an evidence-based skills training program designed to help adults help young children develop a resilient view about life’s inevitable bumps in the road.

The training uses a cognitive-behavioral and social problem-solving approach based on an adaptation of the world-renowned Penn Resilience Project (PRP) to prevent depression and promote resilience.

Please contact [email protected] for more information on RIRO Training or click on the flyer below for further details.

Download Reaching In Reaching Out Flyer

Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator Training

Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator Training

Nobody’s Perfect is a preventive educational and support program for parents of children from birth to age five. It supports parents to enhance their knowledge, skills and self-confidence that are vital to healthy and effective parenting. It also encourages the development of a strong and supportive social network among participants.

Please contact [email protected] for more information, or fill out the Nobody’s Perfect Facilitator Training Application. Visit

Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing Training

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based approach of talking with people about behaviour CHANGE. The FASD Prevention Program promotes the use of MI as an effective, nonjudgemental way to talk with girls and women about their alcohol use before they are pregnant and during pregnancy. These conversations can help to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. MI is also a very useful approach for making other health changes (e.g., diabetes management, quitting smoking, exercising). Using MI has the following benefits:

  • Helps people consider their own reasons for change
  • Decreases a person’s natural resistance to change
  • Improves outcomes for people, since they decide what to change and how to make the change
  • Decreases staff burnout – clients ‘own’ their issues and decisions instead of staff feeling like they ‘own’ them and have to fix or solve issues

A 2-day Introductory MI training is a hands-on, skill development workshop that will provide participants with a solid foundation of MI principles, and an opportunity to practice MI communication skills and strategies.

A 2-day Advanced MI Training will deepen participants MI skills.

To arrange a training in your community, contact [email protected] or call 306-651-4300.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

Child Passenger Safety Technician Training

Many of the injuries and deaths to children in vehicle collisions are preventable. This is where you can help. Become a Children’s Restraint System Technician as part of your job or community organization. The course is FREE of charge, and will give you the skills you need to become a valuable resource to caregivers.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention

Learn about current evidence around alcohol, prenatal development and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

The STI Adventures

The STI Adventures

The STI Adventures e-learning project to be viewed on computers or tablets has been created to provide an interactive opportunity to learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their effect on fertility, pregnancy, and newborn babies. The project is recommended for middle and high school students.

If you are interested in having a presentation on how to use this e-learning project with your class or youth group, please contact the program coordinator at [email protected] or call 306-651-4300.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health

Early Childhood Mental Health refers to the ability of children to experience, control, and express their emotions; form close and secure relationships; and learn while exploring their environment. General presentations can be delivered on this topic. The presentation can be tailored to meet your work place and/or audience’s requirements.

Other presentations available include the following topics:

  • Witnessing Domestic Violence
  • Brain Development in the Early Years
  • Attachment
  • Resilience
  • Impact of Parental Mental Health

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Child Passenger Safety FAQs

Child Passenger Safety FAQs

On January 1st, 2012, new child restraint system and booster seat requirements became mandatory. A 19-month transition period allowed manufacturers to make the necessary design modifications to their seats and testing equipment while continuing to supply the Canadian market with restraint systems that provide a high level of safety.

  • These regulations were rewritten to align with the United States on many issues and to incorporate some new and unique Canadian testing requirements.
  • The new regulations ensure an appropriate minimum level of safety for children while using the most up-to-date technology available for testing.
  • a lap/shoulder seat belt testing requirement for all types of car seats, since lap/shoulder belts have been commonly found in most vehicles for several years;
  • changes to child seats’ dynamic testing to adopt most of the U.S. testing parameters
  • changing the definition of an infant from up to 9 kg, to up to 10 kg;
  • an increase in the maximum allowable weight limit of child seats from 22 kg to 30 kg;
  • an introduction of dynamic testing requirements for booster seats;
  • extending the limitation on rebound to all rear facing child seats; and
  • the allowance of harnesses to be certified for usage on school buses for special needs children.
  • The need for labels, information, and instructions to be provided in both official languages;
  • The minimum weight requirement to use a booster seat remains at 18 kg (40 lbs.), versus 13.6 kg (30 lbs.) in the US;
  • The mandatory use of a tether strap for front-facing child seats;
  • A mandatory inversion test for both infant and child seats;
  • A unique booster deflection test;
  • The lap/shoulder seat belt testing requirement for all types of car seats;
  • The extension of the limitation on rebound to all rear facing child seats; and
  • Energy absorbing material requirements.

Rebound Control Mechanisms

  • Yes. If your seat was purchased in Canada before 2012, but is not expired, has not been in a collision, and does not have any damage to the shell or materials it can still be used until its expiry.
  • All seats being used in Canada must possess the National Safety Mark. All non-expired Canadian seats will have this mark on them.

  • frequent use and exposure to sunlight can damage and weaken plastic;
  • safe-use labels on the products fade or become hard to read;
  • instruction manuals have likely been lost;
  • food, cleaners, drinks and other materials that have been spilled or used on webbing, buckles, adjusters and other parts may prevent them from working safely;
  • the history or condition of the car seat or booster cushion becomes hard to check (was it in a collision, was it stored in a place or in a way that caused damage to parts, etc.?);
  • safety regulations and standards may have changed, so improved products may now be on the market; and
  • second or subsequent owners may not get product safety recall notices if problems arise.
  • It is important to note that if you own a car seat or booster seat made before January 1, 2012, under Health Canada’s Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, you may not be able to advertise, sell, or give it (including lending) away because it may not meet the latest requirements set out by Health Canada and Transport Canada.
  • The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) specifies in section 6. "No person shall manufacture, import advertise, or sell a consumer product that does not meet the requirements set out in the regulations."
  • Sell is further defined as

    Sell: includes offer for sale, expose for sale or have in possession for sale — or distribute to one or more persons, whether or not the distribution is made for consideration — and includes lease, offer for lease, expose for lease or have in possession for lease. This includes distribution of a consumer product, when the product is donated or given away at no cost.

    The CCPSA can be found at:

    More information about the CCPSA can be found at:

  • Some of the child seat manuals have added in upper weight limit information for the UAS (LATCH) anchors on their seats.
  • The vehicle instructions may also have an upper weight limit for using the lower UAS anchors.
  • Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Read the manuals for the vehicle and the child seat.
  • Follow the instructions for whichever weight limit is reached first.
  • Commonly max weights are 40 lbs., or 48 lbs. If it does not state, assume the max will be a 40 lbs. child.
  • If a child weight is more than what the manual specifies, simply use the seat belt for instillation.
  • RF until at least 1 year, 10 kg (22 lbs.), walking unassisted
  • FF with harness until at least 18 kg (40 lbs.). Since 2007 seats available to 30 kg (65 lbs.)
  • Booster until seat belt fits. Commonly 36 kg (80 lbs.), 9 years of age, and 145 cm (4’9”)
  • The longer a child can stay in each stage of car seat the better.
  • It is best practice to turn a child front facing once they have outgrown their rear facing seat.
  • Some infant seats now can accommodate up to a 35 lb. child. Some convertibles can accommodate up to 45 lbs.

Its always a good idea to test a RF seat in your vehicle before purchase. Many infant carriers allow the handle to be up, saving space. Some smaller infant seats are:

  • By law a child must stay in a harnessed seat until they are at least 40 lbs.
  • Many Forward Facing seats now can accommodate a child to 65 lbs.
  • Again, it is best practice for a child to outgrow their forward facing seat before moving to a booster.
  • It is always a good idea to take your child shopping and fit them for a seat.
  • Some seats have higher FF shoulder slots than others. Have a look at the seats here today. Some tall seats are:

A child should stay in a booster until they fit the seat belt of the vehicle they are in:

  • Does the child’s knees bend over the vehicle’s seat edge without the child slouching
  • Does the lap portion of the vehicle seat belt lay on the child’s hips and not across the stomach?
  • Does the shoulder portion lay across the shoulder, not against the neck?
  • Can the child sit in the proper position for the entire ride.

If any of the answers is No, the child should still be in a booster.

  • Some boosters now have upper weight limits of 120 lbs.
  • The average child is between the ages of 8-12 when they are ready for a seat belt in most vehicles.

  • The harness won’t tighten enough around my newborn.
  • I find it difficult to tighten the harness in my new convertible seat Rear Facing.
  • I can’t tighten the harness enough in my Forward Facing seat.
  • My Forward seat will not tighten evenly
  • I can’t get my seat tight in the vehicle.
  • Many Technicians were decertified last year due to not meeting the minimum amount of seats checked
  • It is a national standard that all technicians must send in at least 10 completed child restraint check sheets from January 1 to December 31.
  • The purpose of this standard is to ensure that technicians are using their skills and keeping them current.
  • If you are having problems getting your checks, please contact me and we can work together to get your checks.

Please see the link below for frequently asked questions about child passenger safety. If you require more information, please contact the program coordinator at (306) 651-4300 or email: [email protected].

Child Passenger Safety Frequently Asked Questions

Babies R Us What’s New in Car Seats

Babies R Us What’s New in Car Seats

For more information on car seats and child traffic safety, please contact the program coordinator at [email protected] or call 306-651-4300.

Download What’s New in Car Seats - Babies R Us

HIV and Pregnancy

HIV and Pregnancy

It is important to ensure that services and programs are delivered to women living with HIV in a non-judgemental and unbiased fashion to counteract their fears and any misinformation they may have received. By providing education and training, the discrimination and stigma faced by women living with HIV can be reduced. This reduction can lead to improved care, increased likelihood of women seeking testing and treatment, and therefore, a reduction in the number of babies born with HIV.

HIV and Pregnancy: A Guide to Care

An Interactive Project for Saskatchewan Healthcare Providers and Community-Based Professionals

With appropriate care and treatment during pregnancy, including the use of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (vertical transmission) is less than 1%. As a result, more women living with HIV are making the choice to have children. In an effort to increase the knowledge of healthcare providers and community-based professionals, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute and SHARE (Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS Research Endeavour) have partnered to create an e-learning project focused on HIV and pregnancy.

Go to E-learning

HIV and Pregnancy A Guide to Care
Understanding the Connections Between Sexual Violence and HIV

Research suggests that experiencing childhood sexual abuse and/or intimate partner violence increases a woman’s risk of HIV infection, both directly through the abuse and indirectly through maladaptive coping strategies. This interactive project explains both pathways of HIV infection risk, and provides recommendations and additional resources for health and allied health professionals who work with women.

Go to E-learning

Healthy Eating for Pregnant Women Living with HIV

Healthy Eating for Pregnant Women Living with HIV highlights the importance of a healthy nutritional status for reducing the chance of vertical HIV transmission (mother-to-baby). Information about nutrition, healthy eating practices, weight gain, and additional resources is included.

This project is based on the report A Review of Nutritional Recommendations for Pregnant Women Living with HIV, prepared by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, along with updated information.

Go to E-learning

To promote further awareness of HIV in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has created three PowerPoint presentations to be used to educate about HIV and Pregnancy.

If you require an electronic version in PowerPoint in order to customize your presentation, please contact the program coordinator at [email protected].

Pregnant, Using Drugs, and Living with HIV

is an interactive YouTube video that talks about how substance use and tobacco use affect a pregnant woman living with HIV and mother-to-child-transmission.

Watch the Video

Child Injury Prevention Safety Presentations

Child Injury Prevention Safety Presentations

Summer Safety

Preventing Childhood Falls

This presentation was developed for community-based programs to use in their work with families to help prevent child injuries. This presentation may also be of interest to public health professionals, early childhood educators, daycare providers, and others working with parents/caregivers and children. The focus of this presentation is on falls, which are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Saskatchewan children and youth.

Download Presentation Download Speaker Notes

The Child Injury Prevention Program aims to increase professional, community, and parental/caregiver awareness and knowledge within each area of injury prevention. The program coordinator offers a variety of presentations in the areas of Bike Safety, Child Traffic Safety, Home Safety, ATV Safety, Playground Safety and other injury prevention topics as needed.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute