Safety Classes

All Safety Programs are taught by instructors from Canadian Safety Tree Council.

Safety Tree is dedicated to providing engaging safety education to children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to demonstrate that we’re all competent capable learners and if given the proper tools, encouragement and chance each individual has potential to succeed.

Participants must be the minimum age within 6 weeks of the class and must be in attendance for the entire length of the class to earn a certificate.

Home Alone

Age 9-12

Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? This program helps children gain confidence and skills to successfully stay at home alone. Safety and awareness are the common themes and all information is current and reflects what today’s children are facing when home alone.

Topics include: street smarts and bike safety, online and internet, snacking and kitchen safety, home fire safety, preventing accidents, emergencies and basic first aid. Parents are asked to attend the last 15 minutes of the class with their child.

Sunday, September 22 or Sunday, November 3 or Sunday, February 23

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$75 SJCC Members• $85 Non-Member

Red Cross Babysitting

Age 11-14

Participants learn how to create and manage a babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills. Participants must be present for the entire course to become certified.

Topics include: Finding clients and making money, caring for children of all ages, creating safe environments and preventing accidents, fire safety and prevention, what to do in an emergency, good decision-making and leadership skills, basic First Aid skills

Sunday, October 6 or Sunday, December 15, or Sunday, March 1

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$85 SJCC Members  • $95 Non-Member

My Safe Life

Age 7 – 9

A personal safety program created for the child that uses traditional gaming, digital media, video, role play and repetition to teach life skills that keep kids safe and help them make caring and respectful decisions in their everyday lives. Children will take home a manual and a certificate of participation.

Topics include: A child’s right to safety and to get help, tricky people/inappropriate adult behaviours, safe strangers and strangers to avoid, bullying prevention, being assertive and getting help from busy adults, basic self-defence, building strong communities (respect, kindness, and manners) and more.

Sunday, November 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
$75 SJCC Members • $85 Non-Member