Trick-or-Treating Tips

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Halloween can be a fun and exciting event for both kids and adults alike. Below are some informative tips to increase all our safety on October 31.


  • Turn on outdoor lights and replace burnt-out bulbs.
  • Clear a path from the road to your front door and remove any potential obstacles or tripping hazards.
  • Keep your pets safe. Confine animals indoors away from the unfamiliar (and spooky) guests at the front door.
  • Beware of potential food allergies; consider alternative goodies.
  • If you’re driving be cautious of goblins, ghouls and ghosts out and about in your neighbourhood.


  • Costumes should be short enough to avoid tripping; and be light coloured to be easily seen at night. Having your child wear reflective tape will also help them be better seen by drivers.
  • Use non-toxic makeup for the costume instead of masks as they can reduce visibility for your child.
  • Create an easy to follow route with your children and teenagers.
  • Travel in groups of three or four. Young children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Practice crosswalk safety. Make your way up one side of the street and cross to the other side looking both ways, don’t criss-cross back and forth.
  • Double-check you child’s goodie bags to ensure everything is safe to eat.


Connect with neighbours! Halloween is a great reason to familiarize and engage with your community.