It is time for the annual school helmet campaign!
The Hamilton Helmet Initiative (HHI) is committed to preventing brain injury in our community by supporting access to helmets and educational/skill building programming. Head injuries represent 20-40% of all bicycling injuries seen at Canadian emergency rooms. The brain is fragile and helmets work to protect the brain when you fall. The HWCDSB is supporting access to affordable helmets through the Canada Helmet Initiative (CHI) annual Spring Helmet Campaign. This campaign enables students, staff and families to purchase certified toddler, multi-sport, bicycle, hockey helmets at prices 50% below retail.
For every helmet sold, $1 will be donated to the HHI to provide FREE HELMETS within your City to students who may not be able to afford to purchase a helmet.
Students in grades K-8 can create a poster to enter in the Heads Up! 4 poster contest which closes February 24th, 2017.
For more information and tips on helmet safety, please see the