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Could you survive on what’s in your pantry?

With any emergency, ensure your family has an emergency plan and emergency kit, as well as evacuation plans. Ensuring you have food to sustain you for at least three days is part of your emergency plan and we have tips to help plan for that.

Slips, trips and falls: How to stay safe in icy weather

In many parts of the country, winter means icy roads and sidewalks.  With ice comes an increased risk of falls and injury. Here are some tips on how to lessen the risk of falls in icy conditions.

3 reasons why volunteering is the best New Year's resolution

When considering New Year's resolutions, it’s easy to have a long list of ambitions: meet new people, learn a new skill, spend more time with family and friends and so on. But, if you want to combine all those goals into one, make your resolution to volunteer in 2023!

10 tips to reduce common risks this holiday season

Every year people fall off ladders while hanging decorations, cut themselves while wrapping presents, and trip over electric cables or toys left on floors. There are instances of children or pets swallowing small ornaments, and even electrical shocks from holiday tree lights. So, we’ve put together 10 tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe and merry over the holidays. 

Tips to support your wellbeing during holidays

The holiday season is approaching and for some, it can bring a range of emotions. It can be a joyful time of coming together with loved ones, as well as a challenging reminder of loss and hardship. Regardless of our circumstance, we all experience stress in different ways and it’s important to find the tools that help you manage. Here, we share some suggestions.

Not everyone experiences chest pain during a heart attack 

If you witnessed a family member who has stopped breathing and is unresponsive, would you know what to do? Fewer than half of Canadians say they have the skills to help in this common and life-threatening emergency.

10 ways for your child to stay safe this Halloween

While Halloween should be full of fun and excitement, here are some tips to keep festivities as safe as possible for participating kids.

Safety essentials to bring in your backpack for your next hike

Heading out for a hike is a delightful way to explore nature. Whether you’re an occasional walker or a hiking aficionado, you’ll need specific equipment to be better prepared in an emergency. This checklist will help you pack some key essentials for your next hike. 

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