This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

Welcome to
The Edmonton Safe Parent Association

The Edmonton Safe Parent
Association is inviting you to their
43rd Annual General Meeting








This year the meeting will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 starting at 11:00 am, at the West Jasper/Sherwood Community League, 9620 – 152 Street.  There is plenty of parking, a playground, as well as, refreshments being served.


This year there are several Director at Large positions up for election.  The term is for two (2) years.  The Director attends Executive Meetings, fills any vacant spot on the Board on an interim basis, and assists in the delivery of various programs.  This is a very important and fun position on the Board.  You are asked to take over the fun projects like helping get the Safe Parent House ready for Canada Day, or, helping the Education Team to get set up for the fall.

If you are interested in these Executive positions, call Karen at 780 433-9374.

The Volunteer Appreciation will follow immediately after the
meeting. Please call the office to RSVP by May 25 th .

The Edmonton Safe Parent Association is unique to Edmonton and came to being in 2006.  A Safe Parent is a responsible, police screened adult who is willing to offer assistance to someone in an emergency situation.  Safe Parents display a red, black and white sign of a skunk holding a child's hand.  These signs are displayed in a window and indicate there is an adult home who can render assistance.  Anyone of any age may go to a Safe Parent home for help.   Please go to a Safe Parent home if you are feeling threatened in any way, feeling ill, lost or having car trouble. 
 
Even though anyone may come to a Safe Parent house for assistance, our focus is on children and seniors.  This is the most venerable sector of our community.  Unfortunately bullying is a concern for both age groups.  This is a serious and under rated problem.  It is not a normal part of growing up, or, aging and should not be tolerated.  Bullying comes in many forms.  Direct bullying includes threats, hitting, taking or destroying possessions and name calling.  Indirect bullying may be gossiping, shunning, saying or writing (texting) bad things and internet harassment.  Your child, or older family member, may become withdrawn, depressed, wary, schools grads going down.  Be aware and ask questions, let them know it is not their fault.  Let them know you are on their side and will help in any way possible.

What Safe Parents Do

Police Information Checked Safe Parents do many things:
 
-  display the Safe Parent window sign when certified Safe Parent is home and immediately available to answer the door;  and rend assistance in an emergency situation
-  provide a safe haven for citizens in Edmonton, especially children and seniors
-  call the appropriate person to pick up the person using a Safe Parent home
-  organize and man a Safe Parent House on Canada Day
-  go to community events and give out safety information
-  go to schools, when invited, and teach common sense safety rules to children in Kindergarten to Grade Three

WHAT SAFE PARENTS DON’T DO
-  provide first aid unless they are trained by Red Cross or St. John’s Ambulance
-  provide transportation
-  provide food
-  provide facilities unless someone is visibly ill