Health and Safety Family’s Role in Health and Safety

Families are asked to support Grandview’s commitment to Health and Safety by:

  • providing supervision of your child(ren) at all times while on Grandview property
  • reporting any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries immediately to staff
  • exiting the building promptly if the fire alarm sounds
  • rescheduling your appointments if you or your child is ill
  • using water and soap or hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of infection when entering the building or arriving at reception; we also ask that families clean and sanitize their hands before going into a therapy session, before leaving the building, and as needed
  • *reducing the risk of exposure for clients, staff and visitors with allergies/sensitivities by:
    • not bringing nut products
    • not bringing products made with latex such as balloons
    • not wearing strong scents such as perfume
  • promoting parking lot safety by:
    • driving slowly in the parking lot
    • looking out for all pedestrians – big and small
    • not allowing your child(ren) to enter or leave the parking lot/building on their own
  • providing a safe and secure environment by preventing workplace violence and harassment:
    • it is everyone's responsibility to prevent violence in the workplace, reducing the risk to the well-being of staff, volunteers, clients and their families
    • Grandview's goal is to create a mutually respectful environment, and has policies and procedures to decrease the risk of workplace violence and manage situations involving violence and harassment; Grandview staff and/or police may intervene to end any abusive situation if required


    *Please note: Grandview Children’s Centre endeavours to be aware of allergies/sensitivities of our staff and clients, but cannot guarantee a risk-free environment.

    Thank you for helping us make Grandview a safe place for everyone!

    Revised: May 2013

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    Durham Region Health Department

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Emergency Preparedness

From time to time, Grandview Children's Centre and Campbell Children's School may be faced with emergency situations:

  1. Centre and/or school closing due to severe weather conditions will be announced via radio (CKDO 1350AM or 107.7FM), television (City TV's Breakfast Television Toronto) and social media (the Centre's Facebook and Twitter accounts).
  2. In the event of an accident or illness, parents/guardians will be contacted as quickly as possible. It is therefore imperative that we have up-to-date emergency contact information on file for each family: please ensure we have your current home, work and cell phone numbers, as well as an emergency contact (someone other than the child's parent/guardian) in case we are unable to reach you.
  3. If evacuation is necessary for any reason, staff and students will be relocated to a safe location and announcements will be broadcast via radio, television and social media (as indicated above).
  4. Grandview Children's Centre (Oshawa site) and Campbell Children's School are in the Primary Zone (within a 10km radius) of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Grandview's satellite site in Ajax is in the Primary Zone for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. In the event of radioactive emission, we have established emergency procedures, including for evacuation (see No. 3 above).