Whether it is trips to the grocery store or treks to visit grandparents, you and your child will drive thousands of kilometres every year.
SEATS for Kids is committed to ensuring every parent or caregiver knows how to install and use their child’s car seat safely every time they ride. We are a non-profit organization located in Ottawa, dedicated to increasing the appropriate and correct use of child restraint systems of children in our community.
We offer a wide variety of services including (but not limited to) the following:
- car seat inspection clinics
- nationally recognized certification courses
- information sessions
Through our inspection clinics we have found that as many as 90% of car seats are installed improperly. Meanwhile, a properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of serious injury or death by as much as 71%.
Transport Canada reports that every year, 10,000 children under the age of 12 are injured in collisions. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children and youth according to the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program.
Your child's safety is important. Attend one of our inspection clinics or join our nationally certified community volunteers to learn about automotive safety and proper car seat installation. Certified technicians will be on-site to help ensure that your children are buckled up safely. Come and learn more about how to ensure your child’s car seat is installed and used properly, and where you can go for more help.