Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) is a charitable, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime.
The Antigonish MADD Chapter was formed on February 7th, 2004, and the volunteers with our chapter continue to work hard in spreading awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.
Each and every year, thousands of Canadians are killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a terrible crime that touches all our lives. It is an irresponsible, dangerous and intolerable act. MADD Canada strives to offers support services to victims/survivors, heighten awareness about the dangers of alcohol and/or drug-impaired driving, and to save lives and prevent injuries on our roads.
At the heart of MADD Canada are our volunteers; they include not only mothers, but fathers, friends, business professionals, experts in the anti-impaired driving field and concerned citizens who want to make a difference in the fight against impaired driving.
Funding for MADD is provided by individual donors, memorial donations, community fundraising, corporate sponsors, Project Red Ribbon and planned giving.
MADD Canada and Chapter Leaders are working to create, strengthen and enforce impaired driving laws. MADD Canada and local volunteers continue to meet with their governement officials and have been successful in having new Federal and Provincial legislation implemented.
If you need help, or would like to join MADD Canada’s efforts, call our toll free line at 1-800-665-6233.
Short History of MADD Canada
MADD Canada is a national, grassroots, registered, charitable organization with Chapters and Community Leaders. MADD’s predecessor, PRIDE (People to Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) received official Chapter status from MADD in the US in 1983. It was the only official licencee of MADD in Canada, and it was not long before several more Chapters were formed. In 1989, MADD Canada officially became a national organization.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) is a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization (Reg. No. 13907 2060 RR0001) which is volunteer-driven. The organization has a National Board of Directors representing membership from all regions of Canada. MADD Canada’s National Office is located in Oakville, Ontario. The National Office can be reached at: 1-800-665-6233 (toll free).