One half of Toronto children walk or ride bicycles part of the way or all of the way to school (51%) compared with one third of children in the outer Greater Toronto Area (34%) – Health Toronto By Design Report, The Walkable City 2012.


Suggested Safety Rules:

  • Ontario’s bike helmet law requires everyone under age 18 to wear an approved bike helmet when riding a bicycle
  • Always wear the right safety gear for the activity you are doing
  • Walk equipment across an intersection. Riding through cross walks is illegal and dangerous
  • Never grab onto a moving car or other vehicles
  • Only one person rides the bike. No passengers
  • Avoid wearing headphones or using cell phones while riding

Ways to Keep Children Safe:

Concussion Information:

Parachute Canada: http://www.parachutecanada.org/injury-topics/topic/C9

Ministry of Education: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/concussions/

OPHEA Concussion Protocols and Tools:

http://safety.ophea.net/concussion-protocols