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The Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

For more information on the course, visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

 In light of COVID-19, we are:

  • Adhering to Red Cross Training Partner cleaning protocols
  • Continually securing equipment (e.g. masks) to avoid sharing of equipment
  • Booking large venues with COVID-19 Safety Plans (e.g. Community Halls)
  • Prioritizing local essential services & recreation sector to maintain certifications & re-certification

Each course includes a pocket mask, certification through Red Cross, all PPE (including your own pocket mask), course materials and instruction. Please send youth prepared with food + water. Venues may be cooler in the mornings, so please dress warm! 

Date(s): Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Time: 9am to 5pm

Location: Howard Philips Community Hall

Ages: 11 (or must have completed grade 5) to 15 years

Instructor: Meredith Adams

Cost: $75.00

To register, pay below. 

**PLEASE DRESS WARM! Pack a lunch and waterbottle & baby doll if you have one for practice scenarios.**

**72 hours advanced notice required for full reimbursement, exceptions made for absence due to illness**


  • Participants can show up to class at least 15 minutes before the start. Please give enough time for the instructor to complete daily verbal screening, attendance, and to complete any required forms.
  • Participants must complete a waiver on the first day of class for themselves and/or child/ren. Failure to do so means participants will not be permitted entry.
  • Participants are expected to distance (minimum 6 ft/2m) prior to class and during. We encourage participants to wear a non-medical mask but it is not required at this time.
  • We ask that participants avoid aggregating in entryways. If you’d like to catch up before or after class, outside is safest, while maintaining distance.
  • Participants must use the hand sanitizing station at the front entrance but are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after the activity.
  • Hand hygiene and physical distancing will be encouraged.
  • Hand-shaking & hugging is discouraged.
  • Equipment will be assigned to each participant for the duration of the program and stored on-site, distributed by the instructor before the start of class.
  • Equipment that may be used (e.g. guns) will be cleaned & sterilized between use.
  • The instructor will clean high-touch surfaces before and after the start of class (e.g. door handles, chairs, equipment).
  • The instructor will manage complete record-keeping and report daily attendance and any incidents to the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Participants must stay home if they show any symptoms (e.g. cough, fever, fatigue).
  • Class may be cancelled by instructors if they show symptoms.
  • In the event of a participant or instructor showing symptoms during the program, the participant will be asked to remove themselves from the program and seek medical advice. Beyond daily screening, is not up to our staff to do temperature checks, testing or contact tracing. This is the role of the health authority.

Staying safe is a shared responsibility. These procedures and our combined efforts help to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19, but there is still a risk.

Please do your best to abide by these new procedures to ensure we can recreate safely and respectfully together on Haida Gwaii.



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