Safe Places – Youth Certified is a City of Swift Current initiative that began in 2016. Designed to support quality programming while reducing the potential risks to children and youth specifically related to Bullying, Abuse, Harassment and Discrimination, Safe Places ensures that anyone who comes into contact with youth is vetted and has a baseline standard of education. By following a simple process, individuals have the opportunity to become Safe Places – Youth Certified.

WE ARE GRATEFUL

We are grateful for our partnership with Respect Group for guiding our process and the support we have received throughout the implementation of Safe Places.

“I am so proud of the City of Swift Current for taking this leadership with the Safe Places – Youth Certified initiative. It truly is an important and unique approach to community-based child protection and I applaud all partners who are involved. It has put Swift Current ‘on the map’ in terms of being the first Canadian city to strongly promote screening and training for all community-based organizations/individuals working with youth. Congratulations!”

Sheldon Kennedy, CM AOE OM, Respect Group Co Founder and former NHL Player