Prevention & Screening
Prevention and Screening
Sun Safety in the Recreation Community

Sun Safe Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia has established SunSafe Nova Scotia, a coalition of agencies and individuals working together to reduce the number of skin cancer diagnoses and deaths through prevention and early detection. Together, the SunSafe Nova Scotia members are able to learn from each other, share work and achievements and have a greater impact on the sun safety practices of Nova Scotians.

Sun Safe Nova Scotia wants to support your municipality, organization or sports group to create a culture that supports sun safe behaviours with your summer staff, volunteers and program participants.


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Did you know?

• Compared to young children, older children (ages 6-12) not only spend more time in the sun but are also less likely to be protected from the sun.

• Over 50% of children get their worst sunburn while watching or participating in outdoor recreational activities.
Source: National Sun Survey Highlights Report (July, 2008)

National Sun Survey Highlights Report (July, 2008)