Gull Lake Implements Safe Places Program

Gull Lake Implements Safe Places Program Government GULL LAKE SouthWest Saskatchewan  Town Council Mayor's Report

Last year, the Town of Gull Lake announced that it would be adopting the City of Swift Current’s Safe Places – Youth certified initiative. The Gull Lake Safe Places Committee have been working closely with the City of Swift Current Safe Places Committee on the implementation of the program in Gull Lake. The program is for anyone who comes into contact with children and youth in the community, through their business, organizations, or volunteers. It is designed to help raise awareness of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination of children and provide measures to prevent these things from happening. Program certification is portable and residents who become “Youth Certified” in Gull Lake will have their credentials recognized in Swift Current.” Businesses, Organizations that participate by having their staff trained will be given a certificate to display in their building.

Today we are pleased to announce that the program is available, online and ready to register anyone wishing to participate in the initiative. To start in the next 30 days Council Members: Mayor Blake Campbell; Councilors Dwayne Lavoie, Ed Lowenberger, Steve Haithwaite, Tim Temoshawsky, Nassar Zanidean and Town Staff will sign on to Gull Lake Safe Places Program. We will also be encouraging businesses, clubs, organizations, and volunteers in the community to participate in this important community initiative aimed at protecting our children.

For more information on how you can participate see “SAFE PLACES – YOUTH CERTIFIED-GULL LAKE” tab located under “Our Community” on the website menu.

Mayor Campbell

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