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RECALL: Health Canada recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers in evolving list

  OTTAWA — Health Canada is recalling more than 50 hand sanitizers that contain ingredients “not acceptable for use” that may pose health risks. The organization says hand sanitizers with “unacceptable types” of ethanol or denaturants have not been approved for use in sanitizers in Canada, and their safety and efficacy have not been established. Denaturants are ingredients added to ethanol to

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Child Welfare Pandemics and Literature Scan: Report Summary

This document provides a summary of the Child Welfare Pandemics and Literature Scan recently published by the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development in the context of the unfolding global COVID-19 pandemic. The text summarized herein has been pulled directly from the referenced report, a full copy of which is accessible at:

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Child Welfare and Pandemics Literature Scan

On March 11, 2020, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO classified the COVID-19 situation as a pandemic on the basis of alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. Since the corona virus first emerged in China’s Hubei province, it has spread to 181 countries, infected 245,888 people globally and killed 10,048. In addition

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Canadian Research regarding Child Welfare and Pandemic 2020

PUBLISHED 2020 AUTHORS Sistovaris, Marina Fallon, Barbara Miller, Steven Birken, Catherine Denburg, Avram Jenkins, Jennifer Mishna, Faye Sokolowski, Marla Stewart, Suzanne SOURCE Toronto, Ontario: Policy Bench, Fraser Mustard Institute of Human Development, University of Toronto. ABSTRACT This is a brief summary of the literature scan that was conducted on child welfare and pandemics which focused on potential policy solutions that

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Information for Contract Service Providers

As a legislative service, the Ministry is required to continue to fulfill its obligations under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act, in particular assessing harm and danger and ensuring the well-being of children. Contract service providers are a critical partner and the safety and wellness of all of our staff and children we serve is paramount. As you are

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Here are some resources that have researched and vetted by the CARE team at Cornell University. Please share with agencies. Allen Balser

Guidance for Parents Child Trends: Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic Common Sense Media: Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic Early Learning Nation: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19: 8 Strategies to Keep Children Healthy and Happy Harvard Graduate School of Education: Helping Children Cope with Coronavirus and Uncertainty National Association of School Psychologists: Talking

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March 23, 2020​

Oak Hills  Covid-19 Planning Document over the link Covid 19 planning- March 19th update CASA Presents: The Impact of Pandemic on Mental Health Web Series Resources from the Alberta Psychologist Association

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March 18, 2020

Premier Kenney news conference – March 17, 2020 New measures to limit COVID-19 in Alberta Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw issued the following statement for Albertans on March 17. Read the transcript A guidance document has been developed to support providers of services for Albertans experiencing (or at-risk of) homelessness. The document outlines general recommendations to prevent

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March 16, 2020

ACDSPandemic Planning Resources March16 ,2020 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UCP House Leader, Jason Nixon, held press conferences to address next steps for Alberta and Canada. We are able to provide a point-form summary of each press conference here. CWLC will be scanning the policy and health promotion landscape with respect to COVID-19 and our sector. covid19 youth monitoring_March16. We will

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