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Customized Training Options

Safeguards works to meet the current and emerging training needs of organizations to strengthen the capacity of professionals and para-professionals to provide critical services for people.

Over the years, Safeguards has developed a comprehensive training team of highly qualified experts to address the needs of human service organizations. We are happy to develop customized training at your request.

Training Calendar 

We invite you to view our complete schedule of upcoming trainings.

Safeguards produces training programs that are designed to meet the highly specialized training needs of professionals serving vulnerable children, youth, adults and families. Training topics and locations are chosen in response to agency and regional priorities.

Abuse/Trauma Training

Safeguards is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Ministry of Community and Social Services to provide training related to abuse and trauma. Topics relate to assessment, treatment approaches, the effects of trauma and related workplace issues. The funding means that agencies who are members of the five asssociation partners can access this training at a reduced fee. 

In-Service and Customized Training

A number of agencies contract Safeguards to provide in-service training to address specific training needs of staff and foster parents. For a larger group this option is more cost effective as it reduces travel, accommodation and backfill costs. Please check our In-service Training flyer to get an overview of the kind of training we offer. Safeguards has a large team of trainers and we are committed to providing the training you need.

Contact Karen Bosworth, Knowledge Exchange Manager at karen@safeguards-training.net to talk about in-service and customized training.

Community-Based Training

Some agencies like the benefits of in-service training but don't have enough staff to merit the cost. If your agency would like to host training in your community or share the cost with other agencies, Safeguards can help co-ordinate training to meet your specific needs.

Online Training

Safeguards has started offering some online training in order to make Professional Development as easily accessible as possible to every community. Save time and money and train from the comfort of your home or office. Participants benefit from a comprehensive education, plentiful resources, and on-going discussion with peers and trainers.

Respite Learning Portal

Safeguards has developed an English and French Respite Learning Portal used by many agencies as a pre-screening tool. There are 2 online courses, webinars and a free Parent Guide. Please contact Safeguards should you wish to explore the development of additional courses or webinars to suit your agencies needs.


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