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Safe Places Launches New Certifications
For Immediate Release
March 22, 2023
SWIFT CURRENT, SK – As of Friday, March 24, 2023, Safe Places will launch a new series of certifications. These new certifications include Safe Places AWARE Certified, Safe Places COMMUNITY Certified and Safe Places YOUTH Certified.
The role an individual plays with youth will determine which certification stream is required. Safe Places will work with community groups to determine the certification best suited to the roles within the organization.
The application process for Safe Places certifications will remain online via the Safe Places Portal with each certification requiring an element of background checks, education, and training. All certifications will include:
- Four (4) year certification
- Digital certificate emailed and available via the Online Portal
- Certified Individuals registered and searchable in the Online Public Directory
- Annual Declaration required to maintain certification.
- Should an individual’s role change from initial application, upgrades to a different certification will be available.
Applicants will be required to register for an ONLINE PORTAL ACCOUNT and submit the required paperwork for the specific certification stream. Upon expiry of certification, all recertifications will require paperwork to be resubmitted.
All online training eligible for certification is accessible via www.SafePlaces.ca.
Organizations can become AFFILIATED to Safe Places which offers benefits and services to ensuring their membership or staff are certified. Safe Places will also assist the organization in aligning their safeguarding policies with the Safe Places certification criteria. All affiliates will receive an Affiliate Certificate and are registered in the Public Directory.
For more information about Safe Places and the new certifications, please visit www.SafePlaces.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact: For more information please contact:
Rri Branconnier-Bye or Chrissy Carter Kelly Schafer
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Team Safe Places Manager
City of Swift Current City of Swift Current
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or 306.750.7800