Child car seat clinics and other resources

From Transport Canada

Many child car seats are not installed correctly. If you are not sure you have installed your child seat correctly, there may be a car seat clinic in your community that can help.

On this page you can also find links to provincial and territorial government departments which regulate car seat use, and to organizations concerned with road safety for children.

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Find a child car seat clinic

What is a car seat clinic? These are educational sessions where you can learn from a trained child car seat technician:

  • which restraint is appropriate for your child
  • how to correctly install your child car seat in your vehicle
  • how to position your child in the child car seat

There is no national network of car seat clinics, but sessions are held across Canada by a variety of organizations. Transport Canada has put together this list of organizations that can help you find a clinic in your area.

Note: We try to keep the information as up-to-date as possible. However, the information is subject to change without notice.

Your local health centre or police station may also have information on clinics.

If you know of a group to add to this list, please let us know by writing: mvs-sa@tc.gc.ca or calling 1-800-333-0371.

Find provincial and territorial government departments

The following is a list of provincial and territorial government sites which may contain information about child car seats, booster seats, and seat belt use for children. 

Provincial and territorial governments:

Disclaimer: The links above are provided for your convenience. Transport Canada takes no responsibility for the accuracy or content of any of the sites. The views and opinions expressed by the sites referenced by Transport Canada in no way reflect the views or policies of Transport Canada.

The following are links to Canadian websites related to child safety and road safety organizations involved with child safety in vehicles:

Disclaimer: The links above are provided for your convenience. Transport Canada takes no responsibility for the accuracy or content of any of the sites. The views and opinions expressed by the sites referenced by Transport Canada in no way reflect the views or policies of Transport Canada.

Contact us for more child car safety information

Transport Canada
Motor Vehicle Safety
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N5

Telephone:

  • 1-800-333-0371 (toll-free)
  • 613-998-8616 (Ottawa area)

Fax: 1-613-998-4831

E-mail: mvs-sa@tc.gc.ca

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Province Information

Alberta

http://albertaseatbelts.ca/parents/child-safety-seats/

Calgary area:
Seat Savvy - www.seatsavvy.ca
Angie Aben, CRST with CPSAC
403-980-SEAT (7328)
Email: angie@seatsavvy.ca

St. John Ambulance
http://www.sja.ca/English/Pages/default.aspx

Fort McMurray:
Safe Community Wood Buffalo
The Redpoll Centre at Shell Place
1 C.A. Knight Way
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 5C5
Contact: Lesley Pearcey
780-743-0006
Email: coordinator@scwb.ca

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
www.cpsac.org
contact info@cpsac.org

British Columbia

BCAA Traffic safety Foundation:
Car seat clinics and workshops

Vancouver Island Car Seat Techs
http://vicarseattechs.com/

Victoria:
Campus Auto Group
www.campushonda.com
506 Finlayson St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5C8
Phone: 250-388-6921

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC)
www.cpsac.org
contact info@cpsac.org

Manitoba

Manitoba Public Insurance
http://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/Rd-Safety/Car-Seats/Pages/Inspections.aspx

New Brunswick

Child Safety Link
http://childsafetylink.ca/
Car Seat info line: 902-740-7036 or 1-866-288-1388 (*toll free in the Maritimes)
Email: childsafetylink@iwk.nshealth.ca
Or contact us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildSafetyLinkIwk

Fredericton:
Fredericton Regional Family Resource Centre
Carla Hitchcock-Smythe
Email: fredericton@frc-crf.com

Moncton:
Amy Dail
Email: nbcarseatmama@gmail.com

Saint John:
Amanda Fowlie
Email : carseatsafety@bellaliant.net

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Newfoundland & Labrador

Labrador:
Janice White (CPSAC-certified Instructor)
709-897-2004
Email: Janicewhite700@hotmail.com
Regular clinics held in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Labrador City
Services Labrador communities for technician training

Kids in Safe Seats (KISS)
http://www.kidsinsafeseats.ca/
Kids In Safe Seats (KISS) with CPSAC-certified Technicians:

Western Region:
Corner Brook FRC
Paula 709-634-2316
Services Corner Brook, Massey Drive, Steady Brook, Little Rapids as well as communities in the Bay of Islands (South Shore) area

North Shore Early Childhood Committee FRC, Meadows:
Email: Nseca@nf.aibn.com
Valerie 709-783-2996
Services the communities in the Bay of Islands (North Shore) area
*Service by appointment only, no general clinics are offered

Community Action Committee for Southwestern Newfoundland FRC, Stephenville:
Bernice 709-643-5399
Services Stephenville as well as communities along the southwest coast (i.e. Port aux Basques, Codroy Valley, St. Georges, Port au Port Peninsula, Burgeo, Ramea etc.)

Tree House FRC, Deer Lake (trained by CPSAC)
http://www.treehouseresourcecentre.com/
Dayna Gilleard 709-635-5808
Email: treehouse_admin@nf.aibn.com
Services Deer Lake as well as communities in the White Bay and Bonne Bay areas and Pasadena
* clinics every Friday

Kids First FRC, Port Saunders
http://www.kidsfirstfrc.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/375891699108825/
Katherine 709-861-4047
Services the communities of Port Saunders as well as the surrounding area as far north as Bartletts Harbour
*By appointment, few clinics are held during the summer

Central Region:
Dover FRC
Beverly Collins 709-537-3080
Email: doverhbc@hotmail.com

Kim Pollard 709-537-2990
Email: doverfrc@live.com
Services the communities of Eastport Peninsula to Centreville/Wareham/Trinity, and Gander

Community Action Committee for Southwestern Newfoundland FRC, Stephenville:
Bernice 709-643-5399
Services Stephenville as well as communities along the southwest coast (i.e. Port aux Basques, Codroy Valley, St. Georges, Port au Port Peninsula, Burgeo, Ramea etc.)

Eastern Region:
Burin Peninsula
Burin Peninsula Brighter Futures
129-131 Smallwood Cres.
Marystown, NL
709-279-2922 or 1-877-777-2723
*Available Upon Request

Avalon Region:
St. John's and surrounding area:
Angela Stacey
Email: ams072@mun.ca

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Nova Scotia

Atlantic Car Seat Safety
https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticCarSeatSafety
Email: atlanticcarseatsafety@gmail.com

Child Safety Link
http://childsafetylink.ca/
Car Seat info line: 902-740-7036 or 1-866-288-1388 (*toll free in the Maritimes)
Email: childsafetylink@iwk.nshealth.ca
Or contact us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildSafetyLinkIwk

Pictou County:
Pictou County Babies to Boosters (trained by CPSAC)
Email: pcbabiestoboosters@hotmail.com

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Ontario

Aurora:
Buckle Up Birth-to-belt
www.birthtobelt.ca
Installations held at Baby in Gear Store location
446 Hollandview Trail Unit 3
Aurora, Ontario L4G 7Z9
Email: jodie@birthtobelt.ca
*By appointment only

Barrie:
Greybird Consulting Inc.
www.greybird.ca
Jen Shapka, CRST-IT with CPSAC
Telephone: 705-500-5334
Email: jen@greybird.ca

Brampton:
Dekra Canada Inc
www.dekra-na.com/ontario
188 Queen St. E
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-1200 or Toll Free: 1-877-DEKRA-57
*Customers should call first to book an appointment*

Brockville:
S.E.A.T.S. for Kids (trained by CPSAC) – Brockville/Kingston
http://www.seatsforkidscanada.com/home.html
Telephone: 613-284-0026
Email: seatskingston@gmail.com

St. John Ambulance Brockville
www.sjabrockville.org
Sandra Ladd Chamieh
Telephone: 613-342-2974
Email: cs.sjalgl@gmail.com
*Services the area of Leeds Grenville and Lanark Counties

Chatham:
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
http://www.ckphu.com
Telephone: 519-352-7270 x 2903
*Call to book an appointment

Durham:
Kiddie Proofers (trained by CPSAC)
3455 Garrard Road, Unit 5
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2N2
Telephone: 905-433-7307
Email: durham@kiddieproofers.com
*Free installation with purchase of a car seat, if not, additional fees will apply

St. John Ambulance
www.sja.ca
Durham Branch
64 Colborne Street East
Oshawa, ON L1G 1L9
Telephone: 905-434-7800

Etobicoke:
Dekra Canada Inc
5451 Dundas St. W
Etobicoke, Ontario
Telephone: 647-793-4149

Sherway Nissan
www.sherwaynissan.com
Jay Yoo, General Manager
1350 The Queensway
Etobicoke, Ontario
Telephone: 416-239-1217 x224
Fax: 416-239-4072

Guelph:
Car Seat Coach (trained by CPSAC)
http://www.carseatcoach.ca
Alainna Smith
Email: info@carseatcoach.ca

Halton:
Access Halton
Telephone: 905-825-6000 or toll free 1-866-442-5866

L’il Squirts Inc. (Trained by CPSAC)
http://lilsquirts.ca
Melissa Box
Telephone: 905-699-5867
Email: mbox@lilsquirts.ca
*Call or email to book an appointment

Hamilton:
City of Hamilton, Public Health Services, Family Health Division (trained by CPSAC)
https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/car-seat-booster-seat-clinics
Telephone: 905-546-3550
*Call Health Connections to book an appointment:

Kingston:
S.E.A.T.S. for Kids (trained by CPSAC) – Brockville/Kingston
http://www.seatsforkidscanada.com/home.html
Telephone: 613-284-0026
Email: seatskingston@gmail.com

London:
Buckle UP Baby
http://www.buckleupbaby.ca/

Children’s Furniture Gallery (Certified by CPSAC)
1040 Wharncliffe Rd. S. London Ontario N6L-1H2
Telephone: 519-649-2590
Email: info@childrensfurnituregallery.com
*Free inspection of all car seats purchased from Children’s Furniture Gallery, if not additional fees apply.

London Car Seat Safety (trained by CPSAC)
(http://www.londoncarseatsafety.com/)

My Car Seat Tech
www.mycarseattech.ca
www.facebook.com/mycarseattech
Kristy Gentle (Trained by CPSAC and ITSA)
Telephone: 226-268-4003
Email: info@mycarseattech.ca
*Mobile service, also offering education seminars.
*Installation fee required

Markham:
Baby Car Seat Installers
420 Hood Rd.
Markham, ON L3R 3X2
Telephone: 416-882-4248
Email: info@carseatinstallers.com
*By appointment, installation fee required

Mississauga:
Grant Moore (Trained by CPSAC and St. John Ambulance)
Telephone: 905-712-2299
Email: mooregrant88@yahoo.ca

The Safety Superstore
3425 Laird Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 5R8
Email: info@safetysuperstore.com
*Free installation with purchase of a car seat, if not, additional fees will apply

Ottawa:
BEST FIT Car Seat Program (trained by CPSAC and The Ottawa Safety Council) – Eastern Ontario
Ottawa Safety Council
https://ottawasafetycouncil.ca/bestfit/
Telephone: 613-238-1513 ext. 228

S.E.A.T.S. for Kids (trained by CPSAC) – Eastern Ontario
http://www.seatsforkidscanada.com/home.html
Telephone: 1-800-267-7120

Chartreuse Industries (trained by CPSAC)
http://chartreuseindustries.ca
Rae Green
Telephone: 613-851-1619
Email: rae@chartreuseindustries.ca
*By appointment, installation fee required

Peel Paramedic Association
http://www.peelparamedics.ca/

Safe & Sound
http://safeandsoundcarseats.ca/index.html
*By appointment, installation fee required

Toronto:
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
Child seat clinic schedule

Toronto Police
51 Division
http://cplc-51division.blogspot.ca/2013/03/child-safety-seat-installation.html
PC Paul Thompson
Telephone: 416-808-5100

55 Division
PC Cindy Greenlaw
Telephone: 416-808-5500

12 Division
Telephone: 416-808-1200

13 Division
Telephone: 416-808-1300

Emergency Rescue Academy (trained by CPSAC)
www.carseatready.com or www.eracademy.com
Telephone: 1-800-658-9609
Email: admin@eracademy.com
*By appointment, mobile service

Kiddie Proofers (trained by CPSAC)
3011 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6B 3T4
Telephone: 416-785-5437
Email: info@kiddieproofers.com
*Free installation with purchase of a car seat, if not, additional fees will apply

St. John Ambulance
http://www.sja.ca/English/Community-Services/Pages/Car-Seat-Program.aspx

Windsor:
Safe Seats Save Children (trained by CPSAC)
1005 Ouellette Ave
Windsor, ON N9A 4J8
Telephone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1350

Children’s Restraint Education of Windsor-Essex (CREW) (trained by CPSAC)
Telephone: 519-990-4745
Email: CREWtechnicians@gmail.com
* Education sessions and installation assistance

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Prince Edward Island

Child Safety Link
http://childsafetylink.ca/
Car Seat info line: (902) 740-7036 or 1-866-288-1388 (*toll free in the Maritimes)
Email: childsafetylink@iwk.nshealth.ca
Or contact us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChildSafetyLinkIwk

PEI Car Seat Safety
http://peicarseatsafety.ca/

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Quebec

CAA-Québec
https://www.caaquebec.com/fr/sur-la-route/reseaux-recommandes/verification-de-sieges-dauto-pour-enfants/
*By appointment only

Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada
www.cpsac.org
contact: info@cpsac.org

Saskatchewan

SGI
http://www.sgi.sk.ca/individuals/safety/carseats/index.html
Traffic Safety Promotion
Telephone: 306-775-6042
Email: trafficsafety@sgi.sk.ca

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