Upcoming Home Safety and Babysitting Courses

The Community Services department is hosting two great programs for local youth this August. Check the details out below and register today!

To register for either program below, please contact the Community Services Department at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722). Please note that a minimum threshold of 10 paid registrations must be met for each program to proceed.


Red Cross Stay Safe! Home Alone Program

Participants learn how to be safe when they are not under the direct supervision of a guardian or parent.

Date: Wednesday, August 11
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Ages: 9-13 years
Location: Lessard Lake Outdoor Education Centre – 55416 Range Road 51, Lac Ste. Anne County
Cost: $40.00 per participant

Real-world scenarios often call on children to respond to challenges. The Stay Safe! Home Alone Program teaches applicable and age-appropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Participants learn about being safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or trusted adult, both at home and in their communities.

Participants must bring a bagged lunch and refreshments and wear comfortable clothing (no skirts/dresses). Due to “Breath for Life” COVID-19 protocols, it is a requirement of the facilitator that all participants wear a mask while attending this course.

Register with Community Services by calling 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722). 

Please note that this course will be cancelled if the minimum of 10 paid registrations is not in place by Friday, July 30 at 12:00 noon.


Red Cross Babysitting Course

Basic first aid and care-giving skills, with a focus on how to prevent and respond to emergencies.

Date: Wednesday, August 25
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 11+ years
Location: Lessard Lake Outdoor Education Centre – 55416 Range Road 51, Lac Ste. Anne County
Cost: $50.00 per participant

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course is a great way for youth 11 and older to develop the fundamental skills to better care for themselves and others. Plus, it’s a perfect program to prepare them for perhaps their first summer job! This course covers skills for caring for infants and toddlers, babysitters’ rights and responsibilities, safety, and how to handle emergency situations. The registration fee includes a babysitter manual, information sheet and participation card.

Participants must bring a bagged lunch and refreshments and wear comfortable clothing (no skirts/dresses). Participants must also bring their own stuffed animal or doll to practice the skills on. Due to “Breath for Life” COVID-19 protocols, it is a requirement of the facilitator that all participants wear a mask while attending this course.

Register with Community Services by calling 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722).  

Please note that this course will be cancelled if the minimum of 10 paid registrations is not in place by Friday, August 13 at 12:00 noon.


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