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Child Health and Safety

Report Highlights Disparities In Young Children's Health

A new report maps an uneven picture of child health in Toronto. The report, presented to the City's Board of Health, calls on the provincial and federal governments to adopt a child poverty reduction strategy with identified targets and timelines.

"The majority of Toronto's young children are healthy, safe and developing normally," said Dr. McKeown. "However, we have identified significant disparities in young children's health that are related to neighbourhood and family income, family structure, and country of birth."

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Tips For Playing It Safe This Holiday Season

As the holiday season kicks into full gear, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles will be scouring toy stores for the perfect gifts for the children in their lives. With the recent wave of toy recalls--including some of the most trusted brand names in the toy world--buyers may be wondering how to make safe choices, but lead-related worries are only one issue in toy buying.

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