Since 2017, the City of Toronto, the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund and the Douglas Wright Foundation have implemented #BeSunSafe, an award-winning skin cancer prevention program.
The #BeSunSafe team is thrilled to welcome Shoppers Drug Mart as our new partner in 2020!
The #BeSunSafe team is proudly donating 100 #BeSunSafe Canopy Tents to the City of Toronto’s 2020 day camp - CampTO.
Sun damage is permanent, so protecting Toronto’s youth is an important priority for the #BeSunSafe Team.
#BeSunSafe Canopy Tents will provide shade to thousands of CampTO campers and staff in 100 locations across Toronto.
In the summers of 2017, 2018 and 2019, the #BeSunSafe team installed sunscreen dispensers in select Toronto city parks
This award-winning program provided sunscreen to close to 250,000 Torontonians and raised significant skin cancer prevention awareness across Canada.
We look forward to implementing sunscreen dispensers again in 2021.
Time of Day
If you can, limit time in the sun when the UV (ultraviolet) index is 3 or higher, usually between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seek shade or make shade by using an umbrella, a UV protective tent or pop-up shade shelter. Keep babies younger than 1 year of age out of direct sunlight.
Wear clothes that cover as much skin as possible or UV-protective clothing. Wear a wide brimmed hat or baseball cap with flaps that cover the head, neck and ears.
Apply plenty of sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, labelled "broad spectrum" and "water resistant". Reapply when needed (especially after swimming, sweating, or towelling). Use a sunscreen lip balm. Sunscreen may be used on babies over six months of age; avoid the mouth and eye areas. Read more about sunscreen.
Wear close fitting/wrap-around sunglasses with UV 400 or 100% UV protection. Children's and babies' sunglasses should be unbreakable.
Things to Avoid