The Niagara Safety Village is a non-profit educational facility located on the Niagara College Campus in Welland, Ontario. Our mission is to create a safe and controlled environment in which to provide safety education to the residents of the Niagara Region, with our priority being the school-aged children of our communities. We work in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Regional Fire Services and Niagara Emergency Medical Services. Our instructors are professional emergency personnel who deliver dynamic life-saving lessons in both classroom and practical settings. Our unique facility ensures that students of all ages are given the opportunity to practice what they have learned in a safe, controlled environment and will therefore retain valuable lessons once they leave the Village.
Originally founded as the Niagara Region Children’s Safety Village in 2003, our programming and name have changed to reflect the growth and diversification of our audiences and programming. In addition to school children, we also provide customized programming for seniors, community and youth groups, assisted living facilities, and home schooling cooperatives. As a result, our name officially changed to the Niagara Safety Village in 2012.
Children are still our primary visitors – we host over 7000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 each year and deliver quality life-saving programming crafted in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Education. 2005 saw the creation of the Ted Cyr Young Heroes Award which recognizes Safety Village graduates who have used the lessons learned at the Village to help others. To date, 8 youth from across the Niagara Region have been recipients of the award after demonstrating bravery and quick thinking in emergency situations.
As a registered non-profit organization we do not receive any ongoing or government funding. We rely solely on the generosity of many of our sponsors, local businesses, families and schools who support us and believe in what we do, and we host several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
If you would like more information regarding volunteer, sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact us today!
We can not thank CAA Niagara enough for their generous donation in providing us with a new motion-sensitive security system!
The $25,000 damage that was done earlier this year to our miniature Village was devastating and affected our community, especially the 7,000+ students that we teach each year. It is encouraging to know that businesses like CAA Niagara are advocates for safety within our community, and truly care about what we are teaching here at the Niagara Safety Village.
As our instructor Niagara Regional Police Cst. Robin Bleich said, “Crime prevention, like any effective crime-reduction strategy, requires strong partnerships, whether that’s through the public sector or the private sector.” THANK YOU CAA NIAGARA!
“To provide a safe and controlled environment in which to teach safety education to the residents of Niagara with our priority population being school children of Niagara.”
At the Niagara Safety Village our mission is to create a safe and controlled environment in which to provide safety education to the residents of the Niagara Region, with our priority being the school-aged children of our communities. We teach over 7,000 students each year in accordance with the standards set by the Ministry of Education, and work in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Regional Fire Services and Niagara Emergency Medical Services.
If you would like your child’s school to be a part of our dynamic in-class learning experience, please approach your child’s teacher/principal and ask them to contact us at (905) 714-4446 or [email protected]!
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your children one day soon at the Niagara Safety Village!