OACAS Practice Notes

These practice note are to assist practitioners in providing information to the families they work with, to share with colleagues and other community professionals and to support the work they do to keep children and families safe.


Practice Note:  Safe Sleeping

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for healthy infants between the ages of 0 to 12 months in Canada… read more.

Practice Note:  Pool Safety

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death among young children under the age of 10 in Ontario. It is generally considered that for every death, there is an estimated four to five additional near-drownings, which requires hospitalization… read more.

Practice Note: Youth Suicide

Suicide is the second highest cause of death in Canada for youth between the ages of 10-24 and is estimated to be five to seven times higher for Aboriginal youth… read more.