Safe Places – Youth Certified is a City of Swift Current initiative that is designed to help ensure quality community leadership and to help reduce potential risks to children and youth.
How do I become Youth Certified?
1. Take Respect in Sport (RiS) Activity Leader online training via swiftcurrentalpublic.respectgroupinc.com.
RiS is an online training program designed to help Coaches and Activity Leaders recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination. An electronic certificate will be issued after successful completion. To learn more about Respect Group, please click here.
2. Get valid Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks (CRC and VSC) from your local RCMP detachment.
These checks can be completed at the Swift Current RCMP detachment or by your local RCMP office. You will require two (2) pieces of government identification, one of which must be photographic ID.
3. Fill out a City of Swift Current Youth Certified Application Form, (click here for Fillable Form) available from one of the municipal employees at the Swift Current RCMP detachment, City Hall or a participating community organization.
4. Submit your Youth Certified Application along with your satisfactory CRC/VSC and RiS Certificate paperwork to any municipal employee at the Swift Current RCMP detachment. The municipal staff will ensure that the Safe Places staff can review and process the documents.
If approved, the City of Swift Current will issue you with a 'Youth Certified' ID number and card, valid for 3 years.