What’s New

Wednesday October 24, 2018 is Dress Purple Day in Ontario! 
The Ontario Association of Children Aid Societies created numerous resources for elementary and secondary school teachers related to empowering students to think and act in positive ways.  The resources were developed with evidence-based approaches that are appropriate for age and stage of learning and development. The goal of the materials is to help all children and youth, regardless of the situation they are in, to acquire skills and attributes that lessen their vulnerability to harm.

Rural Response for Healthy Children provides personal safety education to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade Four in Huron County.  For more information about the programs we deliver, please download our 2018-2019 Elementary School Program Guide.  To learn more about programming available in Huron County elementary schools, click here.

Parents and caregivers are encourage to further the discussion at home.  We developed a Parent Guide to Your Role In Keeping All Children Safe in Huron County that is available for download or via print by calling our office at 519-482-8777.


Thursday October 25, 2018 Invitation:  Introduction to Safe Places Youth Certification Program
Community is invited to the Huron County Museum the evening of October 25th for the introduction of the Safe Places Youth Certification Program.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening of the documentary ‘ Swift Current’ at 7:00 p.m.  Mark Allen, Ontario Director of Respect Group Inc will introduce this poignant film about Sheldon Kennedy’s story.  Rural Response for Healthy Children is pleased to bring this program to Huron County with the intent of increasing public awareness and knowledge to listen to children and contributing to a safe community where children can thrive.


Autumn 2018 / Winter 2019 Parent Program Guide
Download our September 2018 – March 2019 Parenting Program Guide.  More information about our individual parent support and parenting groups is available, click here.


Helping Families Engage, Connect and Thrive

The 2017-2018 Annual Report  is now available.

Did you know Rural Response for Healthy Children delivers the
Community Action Plan for Children to Huron County families?

At the 1990 United Nations World Summit for Children,
the leaders of 71 countries made a commitment
to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children.
The Government of Canada responded with the Child Development Initiative.
Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC)
is the largest program of this initiative.