Safe Infant Sleep

Healthy Children and Families


The Healthy Children and Families’ Safe Infant Sleep (SIS) initiative was established in 2009 to address concerns around SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and the risk factor of bed-sharing.

Research tells us that education on the principles of safe sleep and addressing modifiable risk factors is important to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and prevent other sleep related injuries and deaths in the first year of life.

In collaboration with provincial partners, Healthy Children and Families developed provincial, standardized resources for parents and health care providers, including the AHS Safe Infant Sleep Policy. The Policy came into effect in January 2014 and provides direction that ensures consistent safe sleep practices are in place across AHS in all care settings. Ongoing quality improvement activities are also undertaken.


AHS Safe Infant Sleep Policy

Safe Infant Sleep Module

Safe Infant Sleep module is applicable to all AHS employees (including medical and midwifery staffs, students, volunteers and contracted service providers) and to external stakeholders (including physicians) who are involved in providing education or care in prenatal\postpartum\postnatal maternal and infant and pediatric services in all settings.

  • AHS employees - Safe Infant Sleep module is available on my My Learning Link
  • External stakeholders - Safe Infant Sleep module is available on the Primary Health Care Learning Portal

The module is approved and accredited for 1 CME credit by both the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

The module listed on the Perinatal Health E-Learning for Professionals (HELP) platform is no longer available and is replaced by the My Learning Link Safe Infant Sleep Module (2020).

Parent Resources

Quick Reference

Policy: Safe Infant Sleep

Website: Consumer Product Safety (Health Canada)

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Resource Ordering Info

Health care providers who work with parents of babies up to one year of age, in any care setting, can order free copies of these resources for distribution.

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