The HRPS Children's Safety Village is an interactive learning environment that gives primary school-aged children the opportunity to learn about community and personal safety. Safety Village’s unique learning space, containing a miniature town complete with paved roads, traffic signals, a railroad crossing, and sidewalks, provides a realistic and safe setting for children to learn and explore. The 1.5-acre site is located adjacent to the Halton Regional Centre located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.  Please see a map of the location here.

Safety Village programming is offered free of cost to all Halton Region schools. The Village is closed for all school breaks and holidays, including the months of July and August. Transportation to and from the Children's Safety Village is the responsibility of participating school boards.

***New*** As of 2023, all students attending the Road Safety and Bike Safety Programs listed below must complete a liability waiver. Click here to download.

Register for an HRPS Children's Safety Village Program

Children's Safety Village Curriculum

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

Kindergarten

  • Pedestrian Safety
    Children will learn about pedestrian safety and how to safely cross the street. They will also be given the opportunity to practice what they have learned with a walk through the Safety Village.
    This program is offered from September-December.
  • Community Helpers
    Children will learn about different community helpers and the role they play in keeping us and our community safe. They will also participate in hands-on, community-helper themed play centres.
    This program is offered from January-March.

Grade 1

  • Railway Safety
    Children will learn about railway safety through material provided by CN Rail and an interactive walk through the Safety Village.
    This program is offered from September-December.
  • Introduction to Emergencies and 911
    Children will learn the difference between an emergency and a non-emergency. They will also be given the opportunity to practice calling for help on a 911 simulator.
    This program is offered from January-March.

Grade 2

  • Road Safety
    Children will learn about road safety and its importance within community safety. They will also be given the opportunity to practice their learning by driving mini cars throughout the Safety Village.
    This program is offered from September-November.
    Click here to download the required liability waiver.

Grade 3

  • Bike Safety
    Children will learn the basics of bike safety, including instruction on traffic arm signals and helmet laws. They will solidify their learning by riding scooters throughout the Safety Village.
    This program is offered from the middle of April-June.
    *** Please note, helmets are to be provided by the visiting group. For safety reasons children will not be allowed to ride a scooter without a helmet.
    Click here to download the required liability waiver.
  • Emergency Preparedness
    Children will learn about the different types of emergencies and the importance of preparing for them through practice and learning how to pack an emergency kit.
    This program is offered from January-March.

Contact Information

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

Kenzie Van Wagner
Safety Village Coordinator
Regional Community Mobilization Bureau
Email: Kenzie.VanWagner@haltonpolice.ca
Phone: 905-825-4777 ext. 5314