Mission

Building Safer Communities, One Block at a Time

The Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program provides programs and services that build safe, connected, and engaged neighborhoods that encourage children, and their communities, to embrace a more healthy and active lifestyle in the Region of Waterloo

Vision 

A connected and engaged neighborhood where community members help create a sense of safety, resiliency, and independence in our children

Donate 

The Waterloo Regional Block Parent Program is incorporated as a non-profit, charitable organization. To donate to our program, please click the Canada Helps Donate Now button below. Your donation will help Block Parents deliver our Child-Safety Program to the Region of Waterloo and surrounding areas

 

 

 

 

Building Safer Communities, One Block at a Time

 

 

Welcome to the Block Parent Program!

Since 1977, The Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program has served the people of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and the surrounding rural communities by providing programs and services that build safe, connected, and engaged neighbourhoods that encourage children, and their communities, to embrace a more safe, healthy and active lifestyle in the Region of Waterloo. 

“Block Parent signs in a neighbourhood show children that people are there to help if they need it. The Block Parent sign, and what it symbolizes, is the main benefit of the program. Being a Block Parent is a low effort, high impact way of giving back to your community.” Anthony Piscitelli – Kitchener Citizen March 2013

By becoming a Block Parent, you are connecting to your community and building trust between you and your neighbours!

On the rare occasion when a Block Parent home is called upon for assistance, the value of volunteering will be immediate. A child will be helped, a neighbour in distress will gain comfort, and a potential emergency may be avoided.

What’s more? The Block Parent Sign provides a more direct benefit. The Block Parent sign sends a message to the neighbourhood that the homeowner is looking not just inward, but outward to the community.

For more information on becoming a Block Parent, fill out this simple form and our Block Parent Program Coordinator will email you directly to share next steps.

OR if you don’t need more information and you want to apply today, please go directly to Apply to Become a Block Parent at https://blockparents.ca/apply/. 

If you would like additional information, please email info@blockparents.ca