Caregiver Resources

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Canadian manufacturer websites, links to instruction manuals, and frequently asked questions are below.

Please verify the manual you are accessing is Canadian, and matches the seat you are using. When in doubt contact the manufacturer directly for support.

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Canadian website not available at this time

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website / manuals on individual product pages

Developed by Child Safety Link and branded by Parachute, the clear, easy-to-read, two-page fact sheets are available in for download.

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line drawing of an infant in a rear-facing only car seatrear-facing only (infant) seats

English / français

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English / français

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Getting started: is this seat safe to use?

English / français / Arabic

Postcard information

English / français / Arabic

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Provincial & Territorial Law Summary – A summary with links to all child passenger legislation across Canada. English / français

Used Seat Check List – A summary to help determine if a used seat is likely to be a safe used seat. Positive completion of this checklist does not guarantee a seat’s integrity. English / français

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Recall list: https://www.cpsac.org/recall-list/

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Recommendations for car seat, booster seat, and seat belt use by child passengers in taxis and ride-share vehicles

Last updated 19-Jan-2023 / view citations or download here in English / bientôt disponible en français

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death and injury to children in Canada. When child restraints (car seats, booster seats, seat belts) are used properly, the risk of a child being injured or killed is reduced by up to 71%.

Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) recommend that jurisdictions aim to achieve a minimum seat belt usage rate of 95 percent (including child restraints), and jurisdictions eliminate any remaining exemptions in seat belt and child restraint laws.

In all provinces and territories in Canada, the driver of the vehicle has the legal obligation to ensure child passengers are safely buckled in the appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt in passenger vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

The risk of a child being hurt or killed in a passenger vehicle in use as a taxi or ride-share vehicle (Uber, Lyft, etc.) is the same as in any other passenger vehicle. The legal obligation to buckle child passengers in taxis and ride-share vehicles varies by province and territory. 

Caregivers should always properly use an appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt when traveling in a taxi or ride-share vehicle, regardless of who is legally responsible to do so. 

The following table outlines the legal obligation of the driver of a taxi or a ride-share vehicle, according to the laws of each province and territory.

E (exempt or excepted): The driver is exempt or excepted from the legal responsibility for ensuring the proper use of child restraints (car seats, booster seats, seat belts) for child passengers, or the relevant section in the legislation does not apply to the driver of this vehicle.

R (required or responsible): The driver is legally responsible for ensuring the proper use of child restraints (car seats, booster seats and seat belts) for child passengers. 

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Province / Territory
Taxi driver
Ride-share driver
Alberta E R
British Columbia E R
Manitoba E E
New Brunswick E E
Newfoundland & Labrador R R
Northwest Territories E R
Nova Scotia E E
Nunavut E R
Ontario E
R when used for school transportation.
E
R when used for school transportation.
Prince Edward Island E E
Québec Driver is exempt; the adult accompanying the child passenger is legally obligated to ensure correct child restraint use. Driver is exempt; the adult accompanying the child passenger is legally obligated to ensure correct child restraint use.
Saskatchewan Driver is exempt; the adult accompanying the child passenger is legally obligated to ensure correct child restraint use. Driver is exempt; the adult accompanying the child passenger is legally obligated to ensure correct child restraint use.
Yukon E R

*confirmation with province/territory not received at time of publication

Caregivers should always properly use an appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt when traveling in a taxi or ride-share vehicle, regardless of who is legally responsible to do so.

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