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Safe Places Huron

Safe Places Youth Certification supports quality activities while reducing potential risks to children and youth. By acquiring a Safe Places Youth Certification, it demonstrates to your community that you highly value your responsibility as a person in a position of trust with children and youth either through your employment or volunteer opportunities. It also demonstrates to children and youth that activity leaders have training and knowledge that contributes to building trust.

Individual certification is recognized by many organizations that endorse this quality standard of certification. Once certified, you’ll have no more need to secure new police checks for multiple organizations each year for volunteer and employment opportunities.

Thanks to an investment by the Government of Ontario and locally by Homefield Group and 

Excalibur Insurance, at least 200 Huron County residents have been Safe Places Youth

Certified. Also, we want to extend gratitude to the Huron Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, the Municipality of Swift Current Saskatchewan, Respect Group Inc., and of course, Sheldon Kennedy for their guidance and passion to keep children and youth safe!

Learn more about obtaining your Safe Places Youth Certification here or read more below.

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Process to Become Certified

  1. Email our Administration Coordinator Nicole Bedard here or call 1 (226) 699-0707 ext. 101 to initiate the process for your Safe Places Youth Certification.

  2. Secure a Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC). Depending on the situation, there may be a fee, payable to your local police detachment.

  3. Complete Respect Group Inc. online training at your convenience. Depending on the situation, there may be a Respect Group Inc. fee to access training.

  4. Complete the Youth Certification Application Form and submit to Nicole at Rural Response for Healthy Children. At that time, documentation will be reviewed, and if satisfactory, your photo will be taken for use on your Youth Certification Card.

  5. Receive Safe Places Youth Certification Card that is valid for three years from the date you completed the Respect Group Inc. training.

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Do you need financial support to receive training?

The purpose of the Safe Places Sponsored Training Access Application is to provide information to Rural Response for Healthy Children. And as part of that, a request to provide funding to offset the cost of the online Respect Group Activity Leader Training course can be included. The Respect Group Activity Leader Training course is a requirement of the becoming Safe Places Youth Certified in Huron County.

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