/R E P E A T -- IBC partners with Child Safety Link to kick off Child Passenger Safety Week 2016/

DIEPPE, NB, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to team up with Child Safety Link to help launch Child Passenger Safety Week 2016 in Atlantic Canada, which runs from September 18-24. This year's theme is "You've got this!" and focuses on empowering parents and caregivers with resources to properly buckle their child in the right seat on every ride. 

Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC, will be joined by representatives from Child Safety Link and other partners as they launch this year's edition of Child Passenger Safety Week. Participants will be on-site to speak with media following the event.


 Thursday, September 15



10:30am AST



Early Childhood Family Resource Centre
86 Ste-Thérèse Street
Dieppe, NB
E1A 1S7



 Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC
Claire LaBelle, Executive Director, Early Childhood Family Resource Centre
Sandra Newton, Manager, Child Safety Link
Katherine Hutka, Health Promotion Specialist, Child Safety Link


About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_Atlantic or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.

About Child Safety Link
Child Safety Link is the child and youth injury prevention program of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We are a team of health promoters and communicators dedicated to supporting caregivers and professionals in the Maritimes with the reliable information they need to keep children safe at home, on the road and at play. We do this by sharing the latest information on topics such as home safety, car seat safety, poison prevention, playground and helmet safety…and much more!

Our Mission: To reduce the incidence and severity of injury to children and youth in the Maritimes. Our Vision:  The Maritimes are a safe community where children and youth can grow to reach their full potential.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: Andrew McGrath, Manager, Media Relations, IBC, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312, amcgrath@ibc.ca; Julie Harrington, Public Relations Coordinator, Child Safety Link, 902-470-7165, julie.harrington@iwk.nshealth.ca


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