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February 2019 – Secondary School E-Bits

For Families

Blowing smoke. E-cigarettes and vaping – they seem to be everywhere, but where are the facts? Health Canada has some youth-specific information on vaping that will help; it’s found online at https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/campaigns/vaping.html or call your local Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853.

Parenting matters! Celebrate your family this month by spending some extra time together. Enjoy some winter activities outside – have a snowman building competition, a snowball fight, or go sledding or skating. If the weather isn’t cooperating, why not play a board game, or have a cook-off? It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, as long as you are doing something you enjoy together. Strong relationships make family life more fun! For more ideas, visit www.triplep-parenting.ca. To register for a local Triple P Parenting session, visit http://healthunit.org/clinics-classes/triple-p-parenting/ or call locally 1-800-660-5853.

Immunization notices. Being fully immunized protects students from many diseases easily spread in schools! Students who are missing information or didn’t get their immunizations according to the schedule will receive an Immunization Notice. If your child’s immunizations are not up to date and you do not send us the required information they may be suspended from school, as early as, February. For more information on how to update your child’s record please visit our website at http://healthunit.org/health-information/immunization/school-requirements/ or call us at 1-800-660-5853 and ask to speak to someone on the immunization team!

#healthequityLGL Where you live and how easily you can get to work, school or recreational activities impacts your health. The Health Unit’s vision is “everyone has opportunities to be healthy”…where can your health journey take you?

  • What do you need to live?
  • What do you dream of doing in life?
  • How do you adjust to changes in your life?

Learn more about what’s in your area to protect and promote your health by visiting www.healthunit.org or call 1 800 660-5853. #healthequityLGL