The Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), Evergreen and Ophea have collaborated to provide easy to understand information and free tools that support schools in fostering sun safety. Learning about sun safety and how to enjoy the outdoors in a healthy and safe way is an essential part of every child’s education.
There are compelling benefits to children playing and learning outdoors. Appropriate sun safety habits are essential to maximize health and enjoyment all year round and prevent skin cancer, one of the most common and preventable types of cancer in Canada.
Schools can practise SunSense by:
- developing their own school SunSense policy.
- building SunSense into everyday school routines.
- enhancing shade on the school grounds.
- increasing awareness about SunSense practices.
On behalf of the SunSense Team, we thank you very much for your interest in our sun safety program. It is important to all of us to help you educate Ontarian children, families and caregivers on how to prevent and reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. To learn more about skin cancer prevention, click here or call 1-888-939-3333.
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