Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.



Safe Play Spaces: The Kid Zone

Children fall. Is the surface in your play area safe? Set up backyard swings and other playground equipment on shock-absorbing surfaces such as sand. Grass is too hard for little heads!

  • Teach your child how to play safely and only on equipment that's right for his or her age. If a child can't reach the first step, it's not safe for them.
  • Children 2-4 suffer 40% of all slide injuries, and one in ten of them is admitted to hospital. Always go feet first down a slide.
  • Check equipment often and repair worn, loose or broken parts.
  • Teach your child how to climb off equipment safely.
  • Supervise and get involved in your child's play!
  • Helmets, skipping ropes and hood drawstrings can get caught in playground equipment and children may get strangled.
  • Fingers can get caught in swing chains, so cover the chain with plastic chain covers.
  • Tooth Tip! If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, put it back in its socket or place it in milk. Take both child and tooth to a dentist right away.
  • Don't forget the sun screen and cover up!

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