Kidproof Canada Continues Franchise Expansion in Ontario


Feb 03, 2010

For Immediate Release: Canada (Press Release) February 3, 2010 – Kidproof Canada's® newest partners, Joe De Guilio and Laura Harvey, reviewed their local child safety courses and agreed that there were not enough classes that addressed important issues. So, they decided to take on the responsibility of informing and empowering kids by starting a Kidproof Canada® franchise.

“We researched the company, and believe that Kidproof has the same values as ours,” say Joe and Laura, who will be delivering Kidproof Canada's® famous child safety programs within Simcoe County, Ontario. “We have two children of our own, and we've lived in the community for 17 years. We are always looking for ways to improve the safety of our kids. We hope to help make our community safe for all children.”

Joe and Laura are also active within many local organizations, making them ideal franchise partners - Kidproof is dedicated to providing up-to-date safety information and education to as many parents, children and educators as possible. “Laura has volunteered at the kid’s school for 10 years and was a Sunday school teacher for five years,” says Joe. “Currently, she sits on the Barrie Soccer Board and is a co-chair for school council, and we both have coached and managed various sports teams in our community.”

All of the Kidproof Canada® child safety education franchises are run by partners who are committed to increasing child safety awareness throughout their communities. Kidproof Canada® franchise locations provide trusted child safety education programs for children between the ages of five and fifteen, and parents and educators. Kidproof Canada® child safety education programs are delivered through local partners, school presentations and private forums.

Parents and educators can be confident that Kidproof always offers comprehensive child safety information, delivered in a non-threatening and interactive way. Kidproof Canada® offers numerous child safety courses that are relevant in today's changing world, including BullyProofing, Never Bee Lost, Babysitter Training, Home Alone, and CyberSafe.

“It takes a ‘village’ to raise kids - so why not educate as many families as possible, so our ‘village’ is the safest!” say Joe and Laura.

About Kidproof Canada®

Kidproof Canada® was founded by former police officer Samantha Wilson, an internationally-recognized child and family safety expert. In her line of work, Samantha saw the need for child safety information to be more available and accessible to all parents, children and community leaders. As a result, Kidproof was formed in 2000, and has become a go-to resource for all issues relating to child safety.

Samantha is a past winner of the Top 40 Under 40 Award, and the 2008 Social Entrepreneur Finalist in the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards. Samantha is the author of Safe Kids, Safe Families, and has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on television and radio shows.