Safety Days for Children
Keeping Kids Safe Through Safety Days
Since 2002, CASA has been working with the Progressive Agriculture Foundation to support farm education for rural Canadian youth through Safety Days events, the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program typically consists of one-day, age-appropriate safety events that help children learn how to be safe on the farm. Events feature mix-and-match stations covering everything from sun safety, recognizing and avoiding chemical exposure, to safe animal handling. Participants rotate among different safety stations, allowing each child the opportunity to participate in interactive and engaging activities.
Communities select activities based on their own local rural safety needs. While the basic program is geared toward the education of children between the ages of eight to 13, safety days are for everyone, and may be customized for a family audience as well.
The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® was founded by The Progressive Farmer magazine in the U.S. in 1995.
Vidéos pour les Sécurijours – en français!
Progressive Agriculture Safety Day®
Measuring Our Impact
CASA has been involved with Safety Days in Canada since 2002. Here’s our reach.*
* numbers are cumulative from 2002 and do not represent exclusively unique individuals.
“These Safety Days are all about trying to change the culture around safety. By getting these safety messages to children and youth now, we are setting them up to be safe from a young age.”
Glen Duck, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions and Safety Day Coordinator
“A high percentage of our youth either reside on a farm or often visit a farm. If they remember just one item from the day, it can save a life.”
Shari Hinz, Executive Director of Safe Communities Humboldt & Area and Safety Day Coordinator
Volunteer for Safety Days
Help keep our children safe by signing up to host a Safety Day in your community. You’ll receive farm safety training with other Safety Day coordinators in your region.
Buy or Borrow Teaching Kits
Are you looking for an interactive way to teach kids about agricultural safety? You’re in luck! CASA maintains an inventory of teaching kits that cover the following topics:
- Grain safety
- Helmet use
- Underground utility safety
- Vision and/or alcohol impairment
- Fire safety
- PTO safety
- Chemical safety
- Animal safety
- Hearing safety
There is no charge to borrow these kits. Simply cover shipping costs.*