Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant and Respect Group recently made an announcement that all school staff, volunteers and teachers will have access to complete ‘Respect in School’ training free of charge in our province.  ‘Respect in School’ online training has been made available for all School Divisions, First Nation education authorities and independent schools in Saskatchewan free of charge.

This is great news for Safe Places as ‘Respect in School’ online training  is one of the components that the education sector can use to become Safe Places – Youth Certified.

Respect in School certification was introduced by Chinook to their schools in the Fall of 2018 as part of their endorsement of Safe Places.  Chinook was the first school division in Canada to engage in the Safe Places movement, and one of the first school divisions in Saskatchewan to endorse Respect in School training as a consequence. 

Chinook school division encouraged the School Board, Senior Admin, Chinook Education Centre Staff and more to become Youth Certified and became an official ‘Proud Supporter’s of Safe Places. Leading by example – Safe Places also welcomed École Centennial and Fairview Schools as ‘Proud Supporters’ in 2019.

This recent announcement by the Ministry is a platform whereby we can continue to grow our support for Safe Places within the education sector and encourage more school staff, teachers and volunteers to become Youth Certified at no cost. Respect in School training and Safe Places is an additional layer of tools and knowledge for teachers and staff, and it will complement what they are already doing to create a safe and caring environments for kids. 

For more information on how you can become Safe Places – Youth Certified within the education sector or to engage a specific school in the initiative please contact  Safe Places Manager  – Kelly Schafer by email, k.schafer@swiftcurrent.ca or by phone. 306.778.1677

For the full article on the Ministry announcement please follow this link. https://www.respectgroupinc.com/2019/11/12/new-training-for-school-division-staff-will-help-build-safe-and-inclusive-learning-environments