The latest information to keep you up to date on laws, regulations and important notices.

Alberta Child Safety Seat Training Modules

June 2013

The training modules provide information on the correct use of child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts for children to help ensure government workers, caregivers, and parents have the materials to make informed decisions to ensure compliance with the law and to incorporate best practices into the safe transportation of children in their care.

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Updated Safety Regulations for Child Safety Seats Sold in Canada

February 2012

Updated safety regulations for the manufacturing of child safety seats sold in Canada came into effect January 1, 2012. The most recent update aligns some Canadian elements with the U.S., and incorporates new and unique Canadian testing requirements.

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Updated Rear-Facing Resources

July 2011

AORP updated four key rear-facing resources to help parents keep babies in the safer, rear-facing position as long as possible. This means that babies should stay rear-facing until they are at least two years of age or reach the maximum weight or height limit for the rear-facing seat (as stated by the manufacturer).

The Alberta Occupant Restraint Program (AORP) updated four key resources:

Child Car Seat YES Test, Rear-facing (pdf)
Tips for Buying a Child Car Seat or Booster Seat (pdf)
Rear-facing Car Seat, English (pdf)
Rear-facing Car Seat, Aboriginal (pdf)

Option 4 Update

March 2011

This update explains the Option 4 program and gives information on:

  • Sustaining an Option 4 program for areas actively involved.
  • Starting an Option 4 program in areas interested in this effective enforcement-education partnership.
  • Stopping an existing Option 4 program.

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