Your working kid is really pleased because they’ve been offered part time employment following their summer job. The upside is additional income. Is there a downside? In a world where a fair number of slacker young people spend all their free time on snapchat or far...

Your working child has just wrapped up their summer job. What can you learn that will protect them from injury in the future? You are very proud that your kid has successfully completed a whole summer of working; didn’t get fired and made a substantial amount...

“I should have recognized the warning signs.” “Why didn’t she mention anything about it?” “It seemed like they were doing fine.” These are the words out of the mouths of parents in the aftermath of workplace incidences involving their children. Unfortunately, these words are spoken after the fact...

We tend to relate to the concept of ‘checking in’ in the context of air travel. It makes a lot of sense to check in, well in advance so we have less stress later on. The same thing applies to enabling our young worker children...

The importance of making our kids recognize that their contribution to their workplaces needs to be reciprocated with safe working conditions. You’d think they won a lottery. The reaction some young people have when they get the call that they’ve been hired for a summer job is...

Protecting one's hearing has always been important, but never has a generation been more at risk for permanent hearing loss than your kid’s. Many of us can remember our ears ringing after leaving a Bon Jovi concert or maybe Backstreet Boys depending on how old you...

Volunteering is certainly one of the noblest things we can do in our communities. In fact, many organizations couldn’t survive without the support of volunteers. An excellent program in place in Ontario requires that high school students complete volunteer hours by the time they graduate. This...

The temperatures are hitting the thirties. Your kid is heading out the door to their job working outdoors. Are you telling them what they already know and possibly not what they need to know? We pass them all the time through the summer months. Young workers...

“Safe workers aren’t born. They’re taught.” This, according to a New and Young Worker Employer Guide developed by Workplace Safety North (WSN).  The fact is, new and young workers in Ontario are four times more likely to be injured on the job on the first month...