Safe Places Huron


Rural Response for Healthy Children is pleased to bring this program to Huron County.  The intention is to increase public awareness and understanding about how to listen to children and youth.  Together we will contribute to a safe community where children thrive.  This program is supported with funding from The Government of Ontario.

Learn how easy it is for you to join us in being Safe Places Youth Certified!  (Please note as of November 2019, there is increased OPP fees for police checks.  It is now $41)

Safe Places Youth Certification supports quality activities while reducing potential risks to children and youth. Safe Places Youth Certification demonstrates to your community that you highly value your responsibility as a person in a position of trust with children and youth. 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 Youth Certified, you’ll have no more need to secure new police checks for multiple organizations each year for volunteer and employment opportunities.

Become Safe Places Youth Certified!

1. Contact Nicole O’Neill at Rural Response for Healthy Children (519-482-8777 or to initiate the process for your Safe Places Youth Certification. You may already have the required documents to receive your Safe Places Youth Certification Card!

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

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 (approximately $30).

4. Complete the Youth Certification Application Form and submit to 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.

Need some financial help to receive the training?

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

Thanks to an investment by the Government of Ontario and locally by Homefield Group and Excalibur Insurance, at least 200 Huron County residents will be Safe Places Youth Certified in 2019.  Also, gratitude to the Huron Detachment Ontario Provincial Police, Municipality of Swift Current Saskatchewan, Respect Group Inc and of course, Sheldon Kennedy for their guidance and passion to keep children and youth safe!