New Home Alone Program

The Canada Safety Council announces their new Home Alone Program.

Ideally, children should be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. However, today’s family situations often cannot accommodate this ideal. The number of school-age children home alone has risen over the last few years. The main factors are thought to be more working parents and single parent households.

The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.

The program focuses on small group discussions, problem solving, role-playing, and instructor-led demonstrations. The Student Reference Book is designed to allow the program participants to actively participate in class assignments. It provides a review of the program material, as well as additional information that will be of value to the students.

Upon the completion of this program, each child will to able to:

  • Identify the consequences of decisions and actions made in daily life.
  • Follow safety procedures and describe ways to obtain emergency help.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to use 911 correctly through role-play and by stating situations when it is appropriate to call 911.
  • Review basic first aid procedures.

The Home Alone Program is approximately a two and a half hour program that has been divided into ten sessions. The child will receive a certificate after successfully completing the program.

If you would like to order the program, please visit our website under the Training section.

This program is only available in English.