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Rapport Youth and Family Counselling of Peel
Paul Sheman
155 Clark Blvd., Unit 11
Brampton, ON
L6T 4G6

Phone: 905-455-4100
Fax: 905-455-9727
Email: info@rapportyouth.com
Website: www.rapportyouth.com

Hours of Operation: Counselling Services - Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Drop-in Services at Bramalea City Centre - Tuesday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday/Monday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Counselling for youth age 12-20 years and their families
  • Employment support services for 15-30 year olds
  • Volunteer mentoring for youth 12-20 years of age
Road and Trail Safety Ambassadors, City of Toronto
Sean Wheldrake
590 Jarvis St., 4th Fl.
Toronto, ON
M4Y 2J4

Phone: 416-392-1143
Fax: 416-392-0071
Email: swhedra@city.toronto.on.ca
Website: www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Flexible due to events
Fee for Service: No charge to Toronto public

  • A City of Toronto initiative providing safety information and raising awareness for all road and trail users
  • Ambassadors host special events and distribute safety information to promote responsible behaviour on the roads and trails, and encourage people to learn about bike safety
  • Program events include: safety talks, school presentations, Kid's Can-Bike festivals, helmet fitting, bicycle safety checks, interactive public displays, distribution of safety information, maps and materials, lunch time seminars, special program events such as S.P.A.C.E., Large Truck Safety, O.A.S.I.S. and Trail Maintenance, and smog awareness
Caledon OPP
6211 Old Church Rd.
Caledon East, ON
L0N 1E0

Phone: 1-877-RDWATCH
Fax: 905-584-2188
Email: info@roadwatch.ca
Website: www.roadwatch.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • The ROAD WATCH program is a community initiative started as a result of the high number of fatal vehicle collisions in the Caledon area
  • The City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and the City of Mississauga have adopted this program
  • ROAD WATCH encourages the residents/visitors of Peel to report dangerous and aggressive driving by completing a Citizen Report form when they observe a motorist demonstrating unsafe driving behaviour
  • The goals of the program are Awareness, Education and Enforcement
Safe Kids Canada
Dee Diaz
180 Dundas Street W., Ste. 2105
Toronto, ON
M5G 1Z8

Phone: 1-888-SAFE TIPS or 416-813-6766
Fax: 416-813-4986
Email: safekids.web@sickkids.ca
Website: www.safekidscanada.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • National injury prevention program of the Hospital for Sick Children
  • Activities focus on raising awareness about injury prevention for children, educating people on how to prevent child injuries and advocating safer environments for children
  • Provide information to parents by telephone and through the Website as well as through public awareness campaigns and media stories
  • Provide information to the people who deal with parents and children directly - doctors, teachers, public health nurses - to make sure that parents can obtain safety tips in their community
790 Bay St., Ste. 401
Toronto, ON
M5G 1N8

Phone: 416-977-7350
Fax: 416-596-2700
Email: info@smartrisk.ca
Website: www.smartrisk.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Provides The Learning Series which is an innovative education program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of Ontario injury prevention practitioners
  • Provides information on your personal Stupid Line. This is the line of choice you have that separates smart risk from stupid risk. A series of provocative broadcast and print public service announcements was created to effectively help youth know where to draw the line
South Brampton Community Police Station

Constable Ron Peers
499 Ray Lawson Blvd.
Brampton, ON

Phone Number: 905-453-3818
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Police officers will provide car seat safety inspections for individuals from the community at the station. Interested individuals should call ahead to book an appointment (Police officers have received the two-day car seat safety inspection training)

Sport Alliance of Ontario
Heather Stephens
1185 Eglinton Ave. E., Ste. 201
North York, ON
M3C 3C6

Phone: 416-426-7314 or 1-888-843-6772
Fax: 416-426-7353
Email: hstephens@sao.on.ca
Website: www.sportalliance.com

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: $130 (includes first aid kit and manuals)

  • Has a sport first aid kit as well as sport first aid which is an 18 hour practical, hands on workshop aimed at educating community sport volunteers in the prevention, recognition, treatment and response to injuries in sports
  • Certification is valid for three years (Red Cross standard first aid and CPR) and meets WSIB standards
  • Target audience includes community coaches, team managers, trainers, athletes, teachers and parents
State Farm Insurance

Sharon Schaab, Community Relations
100 Consilium Place, Ste. 102
Scarborough, ON
M1H 3G9

Phone: 416-290-2680
Fax: 416-290-4651
Email: sharon.schaab.gx7c@statefarm.com
Website: www.statefarm.com

Hours of Operation: Varies by department. Volunteers available outside standard business hours
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Provides free instructional materials to educators and community groups
  • Several community programs that can be presented by a State Farm associate, including the signature Bike Rodeo program and 911 Simulator Program
St. John Ambulance

Dianne Rende
166 Windy Oaks Dr.
Mississauga, ON
L5G 1Z3

Phone: 905-274-0880 or 1-888-320-4877
Fax: 905-274-5876
Email: drende@on.sja.ca
Website: www.sja.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: By donation

  • Volunteer first aid services at public events
  • St. John youth learn first aid, leadership and community services
  • Therapy dogs bring comfort and companionship to people of limited mobility
  • Car seat safety volunteers assist parents with the proper installation of child car seats


Think First Foundation of Canada
Dr. Charles Tator
Toronto Western Hospital
750 Dundas St. W Suite 2-227
Toronto, ON
M6J 3S3

Head Office:
The Toronto Hospital
399 Bathurst St.
Toronto, ON

Phone: 1-800-335-6076
Fax: 416-603-7795
Email: national@thinkfirst.ca
Website: www.thinkfirst.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: All materials are provided free of charge to schools - to be implemented by teachers in the classroom

  • Dedicated to educating children and teens about the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Provides two school-based programs in English and French
  • Think First is an elementary level program that teaches kids both where potential danger lies and how to avoid it
  • Think First for teens teaches the same concepts but also raises issues applicable to older children such as bystander behaviour and peer pressure
  • The principal theme of both programs is to convince kids to "Think First" before any activities
Transport Canada, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation Directorate
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N5

Phone: 1-800-333-0371
Email: roadsafety@webmail.tc.gc.ca
Website: www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Provides fact sheets on issues such as protecting children in vehicles with side air bags, and public notices and consumer information notices for children's restraint systems
Trauma Prevention Council

Leslie Cicero
Rm. 435, East Wing, 237 Barton St. E.
Hamilton, ON
L8L 2X2

Phone: 905-528-7149 or 1-866-860-2226
Fax: 905-577-9966
Website: www.traumaprevention.on.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Facilitates the development of injury prevention programs and projects
  • Focus is on community development including partnership building and networking
  • Programs relate to all age groups and include pedestrian, vehicle, bicycle safety, playspace safety, falls in the older persons and elder abuse
V.I.P. Child Car Seat Rentals Inc.

Loraine Royes
29 Steckley St.
Aurora, ON
L4G 7K6

Phone: 905-713-0326
Fax: 905-926-2195
Website: www.vipchildcarseat.com

Hours of Operation: Normal Business Hours
Fee for Service: Starts at $20 a day

  • Was established with the primary aim of providing a service that rents children's car seats that are safe and clean
  • Service anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area and will deliver the seats
  • Now renting out other articles such as strollers and playpens, and will try to find other items on request


The War Amputations of Canada
Rob Larman, Director, Playsafe/Drivesafe Program
1 Maybrook Dr.
Toronto, ON
M1V 5K9

Phone: 416-297-2660 or 1-800-267-7487
Fax: 416-297-2652
Email: playsafe@waramps.ca
Website: www.waramps.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Playsafe, part of the War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, uses a unique kids-to-kids approach to child safety with resources including brochures, safety videos, posters and an Interactive PLAYSAFE CD-ROM
  • Safety materials and activities can also be found on the Website
Lisa McClean or Mark Roberts
389 Main St. N., Ste. 4
Brampton, ON
L6X 3P1

Phone: 905-456-9220
Fax: 905-796-7049
Email: mroberts@weecycled.com
Website: www.weecycled.com

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Retail store that sells new and pre-loved clothing, toys, and equipment for children as well as maternity wear
  • Owners have received the Car Seat Safety two-day training and will help install car seats in cars
YMCA - Youth Substance Abuse Program (YSAP - Peel)
Intake Worker
151 City Centre Dr., Ste. 800
Mississauga, ON
L5B 1M7

Phone: 905-276-9329 or 1-877-602-YSAP
Fax: 905-276-7921

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Free confidential counselling for youth 14-24 years of age to talk about how substance use may be affecting their lives
  • Treatment philosophy is based on harm reduction tenets so youth do not have to be abstinent
Youth Net Peel
Tamara Parmanand
Unit #3
3181 Wolfedale Rd.
Mississauga, ON
L8C 1V8

Phone: 905-804-0123
Fax: 905-804-0120
Email: youthnet@cmhapeel.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee for Service: No charge

  • Offers focus groups throughout the Region of Peel creating a safe non-authoritarian forum in which youth between 12-20 years are able to discuss issues around "healthy headspace"
  • A mental health promotion program focusing on early intervention for mental illness

Revised: December 16, 2011

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