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Risk Watch Safety Program

Risk Watch Safety Program

The Peterborough Risk Watch Network promotes childhood injury prevention through school-based programs, public education campaigns, and community events.

Members of the Risk Watch Network each represent community organizations devoted to safety or an injury prevention area. Each member provides knowledge and experience to the Network ensuring that the group provides the most relevant and current information to the community.

The Risk Watch Safety Program is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents.  The curriculum is divided into five age-appropriate teaching modules (Pre-K/Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Grade 5-6, and Grades 7-8). Each module addresses one of the eight leading causes of childhood injury:

  • motor vehicle crashes
  • fires and burns
  • choking, suffocation and strangulation
  • poisoning
  • falls
  • unintentional firearms incidents
  • bike and pedestrian hazards
  • water hazards

The Peterborough Risk Watch Network offers the Risk Watch Safety Program to schools and child care centres throughout Peterborough City and County.

For more information on the Risk Watch Safety Program and the member organizations, please click the Links located in the right sidebar.


Last modified on Jan 25, 2018