2015 launch date is Friday, June 5th from 10 to 11 am at Lancaster Public School, 7425 Netherwood Road, Mississauga, ON L4T2N7
“Helmets on Kids” is an initiative, started by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in London, Ontario in 2002. The goal of the project is to donate bicycle helmets and to promote education and awareness on proper bicycle helmet use.
The program came to Peel Region in 2008 with the purchase of the first 500 helmets
Helmets on Kids – Peel is a joint venture of the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Peel Children’s SafetyVillage, Peel Regional Police, Peel Public Health and Peel District School Board. The kick off event and safety assemblies are held every June to coincide with Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Thank you 2015 sponsors:
GLUCKSTEIN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS P.C.
HOWIE, SACKS, HENRY LLP
VG ACTUARIAL CONSULTING
SPINAL TOUCH REHAB
The Helmets on Kids Program is an initiative that started six years ago, to provide helmets to children who are unable to obtain them due to financial restrictions.
All of the students are either in grade three or four. In order to be as sensitive as possible, names of students who were pre-selected by the school staff or administration have been recorded on slips of paper and entered in a class/grade “fixed” draw that takes place several days before the scheduled grade assemblies. However, all students in the given classes/grades are told that ALL students’ names have been entered in the draw. For all intents and purposes, each of the pre-selected students appears to have “won” a helmet in the draw.
For each of the schools participating in the Helmets On Kids Initiative 2015, they will be receiving a 25 minute educational assembly during May and June . This assembly will be put on by the staff of the Safety Village.
After showing students how to properly fit a bike helmet “Officer Michelle” (Cst. Michelle Vivian) walked them through the rules of the road including proper hand signals while riding a bicycle.