Virtual Youth Safety Training

It is very important that 4-H leaders are familiar with the new Youth Safety at 4-H in Canada policies, and that they understand their role and specific responsibilities in delivering safe programming that meets youth industry best standards.

In 2020, 4-H Canada collaborated with Provincial 4-H organization to train staff and key leaders across Canada. At that time it was intended that Youth Safety Training would be delivered in-person in a group setting. With the ongoing uncertainties of Covid-19, the restrictions in place, and so on, it has become evident that alternate methods of sharing the YST were going to need to be explored.

After much consideration, 4-H PEI has decided to adopt the Youth Safety Training Webinar that is offered only by our 4-H Alberta colleagues. 

After completing the training leaders will be required to complete the short quiz below and submit it to the Provincial Office for proof that you have completed the Youth Safety Training component needed to become a Trained Leader.

 

Upon completion leaders should be able to:

  • Identify the policies outlined in the Youth Safety at 4-H in Canada document

  • Respond to parent questions about the youth safety practices in 4-H

  • Apply the Rule of Two to club settings and events

  • Recognize the steps in planning safe activities and events

  • Recognize when to report concerns of abuse, misconduct, and safety issues

  • Access 4-H Canada policy and resources

  • Access provincial procedures and resources

As 4-H leaders, we know you are dedicated to giving your time, passion, and enthusiasm to 4-H. We know these changes will require more time, commitment, and effort, but that together we are working to make the 4-H program stronger for our youth members and for 4-H across Canada.