The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) Children’s Safety Village is a miniature town used to offer free safety-based classes to kindergarten, Grade 2 and Grade 3 classes within Halton.

Booking a Children’s Safety Village Class

* Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Children’s Safety Village is currently closed. Please check back soon for updates.

The HRPS Children's Safety Village program is offered throughout the school year from September until June. The Children’s Safety Village is closed during the months of July and August.

Transportation to and from the Children's Safety Village is the responsibility of the school. Some classes arrive by bus, others in the cars of parent volunteers.

Children’s Safety Village Curriculum

The HRPS has designed unique, age-appropriate curriculum for each grade level to ensure young visitors get the most out of their visit to the Children's Safety Village:

Kindergarten

  • Instruction on Community, Personal and Pedestrian Safety offered from January to March.
  • Class offers hands-on training outside in the Children’s Safety Village to reinforce concepts taught in the classroom. Students walk in groups paying close attention to stop signs, street lights and looking both ways before crossing the street.

Grade 2

  • Instruction on 9-1-1 and Road/Railway Safety offered from September to December.
  • Students learn the basic rules of the road in the classroom before taking to the streets of the Children's Safety Village in battery-powered vehicles.

Grade 3

  • Bicycle Safety Program offered from April to June.
  • Students learn all about bicycle safety with emphasis on how to properly wear a bicycle helmet. Students receive hands on training in the Children’s Safety Village riding scooters to practice hand signs.

About the Children Safety Village

The HRPS Children's Safety Village is a miniature town with buildings, paved roads, traffic signals, railroad crossing and sidewalks, and is located on a 1.5 acre site adjacent to the Police Headquarters. It opened in 1987 as a joint project of the HRPS and the Oakville Optimist Club.

Approximately 10,000 children visit the HRPS Children’s Safety Village annually.

Contact Information

Educators interested in booking a Children's Safety Village class, or who need of more information can contact:

Sgt. Ric Judson
Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 4727