The Edmonton Safe Parent Association (ESPA) started in 2006, taking over from another similar organization. All Safe Parents are Police Information Checked volunteers who place a sign in their window letting the public know they are available to help in an emergency situation. The sign is red/white/black and depicts a Skunk holding a child's hand. The ESPA also teaches children on common sense safety rules and how to use a Safe Parent house.
The Mission of the Safe Parent Association is to provide safety and guidance to the citizens of Edmonton,especially children and seniors, by providing safe homes and education programs.
The Edmonton Safe Parent Association's Vision is to have Safe Parent homes in every community in the City of Edmonton resulting in a safer place to live.