“Injuries are the leading cause of death for people within the ages of 1 and 44 “. The Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village is a local registered charity focused on saving the lives of children through injury prevention and interactive programs.
Our goal is to reduce the number of child deaths in Chatham-Kent for children most at risk.
•To provide a safe, secure “hands on” interactive learning environment of safety training for local kids at risk through the a “Tell Me, Show Me & Involve Me” approach to learning with police, fire, emergency medical service providers, and other professionals.
•To raise awareness with community sponsors to support and donate to the development of the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village.
•To continue to promote safety for the prevention of injury for children.
The Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village has been recognized around the world for its Safety Endeavours and was built on the need to raise our children in an environment of safety concentrating on preventable injuries and health issues.
Injury prevention and life saving programs include a specific learning module “Tell Me, Show Me, Involve Me” in direct partnership with local Police, Fire, Paramedics, Utility Companies, Farm Professionals, Conservation Authorities and Health Professionals agree that children/everyone retain information better when they act out the learning process within the main facility and outside in the 5 acre miniature village.
The outside miniature village encompasses regulation sized streets and sidewalks and miniature replicas of local businesses, traffic lights into a real life miniature Chatham-Kent – a must to see.
Since 2006, over 45,000 local children have been trained to predict and prevent deaths, injuries and disabilities. In 2015 expanded programs now include adults, seniors, specialty groups, camps and additional grades for students.
Since 2009 29 local children in Chatham-Kent have been awarded and recognized at our annual Sparky, Elmer & Andy Safety Awards Banquet for their acts of heroism in saving lives, and contributing to a safer community.
The mission of the Chatham-Kent Children’s Safety Village is to create a safety minded, healthy community by reducing preventable injuries and deaths through specialized programming and camps.