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Patients and Families

We have a variety of knowledge translation tools for parents and caregivers on common acute childhood conditions. These tools are designed to provide evidence-based health information to parents and families to help them care for their sick children at home, and to aid them in understanding when emergency department care should appropriately be sought. We work hard to engage health care providers, parents and caregivers throughout our tool development process. 

The information provided on TREKK.ca is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and their own physician or healthcare provider.

Useful Websites

Welcome to the HEAL (Health Education and Learning) program, a resource aimed at providing families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illness and injuries in children. The content provided in the HEAL program comes directly from the Pediatric Emergency Medicine experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital. While children with coughs, fever, ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea, minor head injuries or nosebleeds can feel very uncomfortable, they are most often safely and best cared for in their own home; the majority of these illnesses and injuries do not require a visit to the Emergency Department.




Caring for kids provides parents with information about their child and teen's health and well-being. The site is developed by the Canadian Pediatric Society.




Parachute is a Canadian, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Their focus is on prevention, specifically related to motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation and seniors' falls.




Associated with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, this site provides parents, children and first-tier healthcare providers with free, evidence-based information about every day health and complex medical conditions.




Prepared by the Pediatric Section of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) and the National Emergency Nurses Association (NENA), this resource highlights 10 tips to keep families safe and prepared for an emergency.




Welcome to the HEAL (Health Education and Learning) program, a resource aimed at providing families across Alberta easily accessible, reliable information about common minor illness and injuries in children. The content provided in the HEAL program comes directly from the Pediatric Emergency Medicine experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital. While children with coughs, fever, ear pain, vomiting, diarrhea, minor head injuries or nosebleeds can feel very uncomfortable, they are most often safely and best cared for in their own home; the majority of these illnesses and injuries do not require a visit to the Emergency Department.




Caring for kids provides parents with information about their child and teen's health and well-being. The site is developed by the Canadian Pediatric Society.




Parachute is a Canadian, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. Their focus is on prevention, specifically related to motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreation and seniors' falls.




Associated with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, this site provides parents, children and first-tier healthcare providers with free, evidence-based information about every day health and complex medical conditions.




Prepared by the Pediatric Section of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) and the National Emergency Nurses Association (NENA), this resource highlights 10 tips to keep families safe and prepared for an emergency.