Safe Places: A Community Led Initiative, Focused on
Child Safety and Protection.

Originating in the City of Swift Current Saskatchewan in 2016, Safe Places proposes that anyone in a position of power, trust or supervision over a child, should first be properly trained and vetted. To participate in Safe Places, the City of Swift Current requires that individuals complete the Respect in Sport Activity Leader online certification program and obtain a criminal record and vulnerable sector background check. Upon successful completion, individuals are issued with a Youth Certified card, valid for a period of three (3) years.

What is Safe Places?

The Four main components to become Certified in Safe Places are:

Satisfactory completion of steps 1 through  4 will allow the RCMP to process your application and provide you with a Youth Certified ID number and card.

Why Safe Places?


96% of children who report sexual abuse are telling the truth

Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-olds category on a scale of 35 countries.
At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently.
Over 80% of the time, bullying happens with peers around.
89% of teachers said bullying and violence are serious problems in our public schools.

Who Should Participate?

It is in the best interest of anyone who comes into contact with children and youth in our community, whether it be through a business, sport, recreational or cultural organization, or as a volunteer to become Youth Certified.

Activity Leaders are those individuals that have direct oversight or influence over children and may include:

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