Why is this important?
With climate change, extreme heat events are becoming more frequent and more intense. Exposure to extreme heat, and heat related illnesses are especially dangerous for infants and young children. Children most at risk include those with asthma, heart conditions, kidney problems, diarrhea, disabilities, developmental disorders and those who take medication.
What actions can we take?
- Check Environment Canada’s heat warnings daily and/or sign up to Environment Canada’s Alert Me and Government of Canada’s WeatherCAN App.
- Watch for signs of heat-related illness, seek shade, and ensure children have adequate hydration, especially on hot, humid days.
- Check out the Sustainability and Climate Action page to find out ways you can help fight climate change.