Kidpower Vancouver is committed to empowering people of all ages and
abilities to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves
Vancouver is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia and a local centre for Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower
We all appreciate
the value of Water Safety Skills - setting a good example by wearing a life jacket, knowing how to swim, swimming in pairs
and having a lifeguard.
We all appreciate the value of Bike Safety Skills - teaching our
kids about, and personally adhering to the rules of the road, and making sure they wear a helmet.
We all appreciate
the value of Road Safety Skills - not stepping out from between parked cars, using the crosswalk, and looking both ways before
crossing the street.
This does not mean that we need to fear, or teach our children
to fear the water, bike paths, or the road, but it does mean we recognize the need to provide some essential instruction to
keep them safe.
Vancouver we teach kids, teens, and adults - all ages - People Safety Skills.
At KIDPOWER Vancouver we emphasize
every day safety skills, ways to recognize, avoid, and de-escalate trouble before it becomes a big problem. We also teach
how to escape from trouble in the unusual cases where awareness and avoidance are not enough. Finally, we believe that there
are rare situations when escape might require the use of physical self defense skills as a last resort.
We strive to teach these things to people of all ages in
an environment that is relaxed, friendly, and fun.
You and your family can learn simple, effective personal safety and boundary setting skills that will prevent
most bullying, molestation, assault and abduction. Knowing these skills increases most people’s belief in themselves
as being powerful, competent and valuable individuals.
Believing yourself to be strong, capable and important is the most
important personal safety skill you have - and is also essential for being able to advocate for yourself effectively in most
situations. The skills children and adults learn in our workshops also can help them to get along better with friends and
family in every day situations.
Our students learn...
• Boundary Setting Skills
• Dealing with Intimidating Strangers
• Dealing with Verbal Attack
• Rape Prevention
• Abduction Prevention
• Full Force Self Defense using a Certified Padded Instructor
Our workshops are...
for any level of athletic ability.
• Time efficient, hands-on, upbeat, effective.
and physically safe.
• Designed for students of various ages and life situations.
for people with special physical, emotional or mental challenges.
• Tailored to fit the specific needs
of your family, school,
organization, service club, business or other group.
Our commitment is...
To provide high quality professional training for people of any age, culture, religion, race, gender, political
belief, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental challenges, or income.