July 2013

Managing Safe Playspaces online course launched.

The Managing Safe Playspaces course is an all new course that takes the best of CPSI's previous Basic and Inspection and Maintenance course and enhances them with newly developed content including video.

The course was developed under the Canada wide "Active and Safe Injury Prevention Initiative: Safe Playspaces Project". For a course description - click here.

The Safe Play Spaces project addressed the safety of outdoor play spaces (including playgrounds, green spaces, urban areas such as parking lots and vacant lots, and the street) available to socio-economically disadvantaged children and youth in Canada. Current programming addresses playground safety, however, the safety of all outdoor play spaces being used, specifically among vulnerable populations in Canada, is a recognized gap.

Focusing on vulnerable children and youth in Canada, including their parents and caregivers, the broad Safe Play Spaces project aimed to:

  1. Describe what we know about current outdoor play spaces for vulnerable populations in Canada from adult key informants' and children's perspectives;
  2. Develop an online training tool for inspecting outdoor play spaces for safety issues; and
  3. Share outdoor play space safety issues and information with stakeholders, municipalities, parents and caregivers.

This project is the collaboration of the following organizations:

Funding for this initiative is provided in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada.  The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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