"To promote public safety and reduce the incidence of injury in Grande Prairie and area through the maintenace and operation of Safety City and other programs designed to educate the public about safety and injury prevention."
Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities started in 1997 through the efforts of Alberta Labour and the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce. A steering Committee was formed in 1998 with assistance from Peace Country Health and the City of Grande Prairie. Members were drawn from various agencies, bringing a broad pool of expertise in the area of safety and injury prevention to the table. It is precisely this coalition of the many different fields of expertise that ensures the viability of Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities. We are 1 of 68 designated safe communities across Canada.
About Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Committee
Projects and Programs Include:
Safety City - A child-sized traffic and pedestrian site. Paved streets, sidewalks, traffic lights, railroad crossing and scaled down buildings give our site the look and feel of an actual working city. Safety City programs combine classroom lessons with interactive activities to provide a unique and memorable educational experience on a variety of safety topics. Safety programs currently provide programs to children between the ages of 5 and 15 years old.
Programs currently offered in Safety City are:
Barnyards and Boots (farm safety), Street Smarts (pedestrian and road safety), Smoke and Sirens (fire and emergency safety), New and Young Drivers Road Ready Program (Distracted and Impaired Driving Prevention/Awareness), Pedal Pushers program (bicycle safety), Safety City Summer Tuesdays, Safety City Halloween, Customized Group Safety lessons for summer camps and other user groups.
Other programs and services that we offer:
Car Seat Clinics - A service provided in partnership with other local organizations, using trained car seat technicians from Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada. These clinics are for parents of young children to have their infant and child passenger seats inspected, learn how to install them correctly and learn recommended best practice for child passenger safety in Canada.
Home Alone Safety Program - For children ages 8-11 years old that may occasionally stay home alone for short periods of time. This program teaches a variety of safety topics including managing fears, stranger awareness, internet and telephone, weather, kitchen, fire, chemical and other safety topics.
Traffic Safety Initiatives
Injury Awareness Campaigns
Injury is the leading cause of death for Albertans ages 1 - 44.
Injuries are preventable.