Serving vulnerable children, youth, adults and families in Ontario

Safeguards builds the capacity of people and communities through trauma-informed training and practice.

Inclusion

Quality & Innovation

Collaboration

Responsiveness & Flexibility

Our Purpose

Safeguards builds the capacity of people and communities through trauma-informed training and practice.
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Our Vision

Making a difference in the lives of people impacted by trauma by providing relevant, responsive teaching and learning opportunities.

Our Team

We are very proud of the service we provide and stand by every training we carry.
Leslie Atkinson
Executive Director
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Angela Cooper
Training Coordinator
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Amanda Hart
Respite Registrar
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Jeremy Cruz
Finance
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Our Partners & Members

SafeGuards is a successful partnership of five provincial associations working to improve the lives of people in Ontario.

The decision to create such a partnership in 1995 was ground-breaking and it has caused a positive ripple effect at both the provincial and local level. Collaboration amongst associations continues to increase on a number of fronts including: research, advocacy, policy development and conferences. Local training gives staff from various agencies the chance to meet in an informal manner and subsequently many local partnerships and shared resources have developed.

Safeguards grew from a training project to a permanent training program and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 2004 with full support from the association partners. Each association nominates two representatives to sit on the on Safeguards’ Board of Directors. These representatives ensure training meets the needs of their sector.

Community Living Ontario
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario
Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
Ontario Association of young Parent Agencies

Member Fees

Those who are eligible for reduced member fees for training are the staff of agencies who are members of one of the five association partners (see above).

Accreditation

Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance when you submit the course outline and certificate.

Safeguards Board

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Steve Martin,  Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville:

Leena Augimeri, Child Development Institute

Ontario Association of Young Parent Agencies

Janet Chappelle, Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services;

Jane Kenny, Rosalie Hall

Community Living Ontario

Joel McIntyre, Community Living Ontario

Lee-Anne Dupuis, Community Living Essex County

Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth

Jeff Waplak, Quinte Children’s Homes

Donna Teather, CARE Family and Children Services

Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario

Stephan Borau,  Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario

Tammy Hill, Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario

Members-At-Large

Angela Gerard, Mee-quam Youth Residence

Marie Parsons, Above Par Solutions