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November 16, 2021

MADD Canada Raises Concerns About Toronto City Council Decision to Halt Rideshare Driver’s Licences

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is strongly concerned about a recent decision by Toronto City Council to temporarily stop issuing licences for rideshare drivers, particularly with the busy holiday season coming up. Earlier this month, Toronto City Council stopped issuing rideshare driver’s licences until a mandatory driver training program is implemented. MADD Canada fully supports the implementation of the mandatory…

November 1, 2021

Family Of Woman Killed By Impaired Driver Helps MADD Canada Launch National Sober Driving Holiday Awareness Campaign

Red Deer, Alberta – The family of Chloe Kaniusis, who was killed in an impaired driving crash in 2014, joins MADD Canada, Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston, RCMP and emergency responders today in Red Deer, Alberta to launch MADD Canada’s national Project Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving during the holiday season. Chloe and her mother, Brenda, were returning…

October 14, 2021

10 Impaired Driving Charges/Short-Term Suspensions Laid Every Hour in Canada

Oakville, Ontario – An average of 10 impaired driving criminal charges and short-term provincial licence suspensions were laid every hour in Canada in 2019, as shown in a new report from MADD Canada. The report, Short-Term Alcohol and Drug-Related Licence Suspensions and Federal Impaired Driving Charges Laid Per Year, Per 100,000 Residents and the Average Per Day, by Jurisdiction: Canada,…

October 7, 2021

Giving Thanks For Canadians Who Do Their Part To Prevent Impaired Driving

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, MADD Canada is giving thanks for all those who are doing their part to keep roads safe from impaired driving. “To everyone who makes the commitment to never drive impaired, and who plan ahead for a sober ride home if they’re going to be consuming alcohol, cannabis or other…

September 2, 2021

Celebrate Responsibly This Holiday Long Weekend – Drive, Ride and Boat Sober

Oakville, Ontario – With the Labour Day holiday weekend nearly here, MADD Canada is urging Canadians to keep themselves and one another safe by never driving, riding or boating impaired. “We can celebrate this last long weekend of the summer while also keeping roads, ATV trails, and lakes and waterways free from impaired driving,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne…

July 29, 2021

Make Safety Part Of Your Weekend Plans – Drive Sober or Arrange a Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario –As more Canadians get out and about with the easing of pandemic-related restrictions, and with the weekend coming up – a holiday long weekend in many parts of the country – MADD Canada is asking everyone to keep one another safe by never operating any vehicle impaired. “We’re asking everyone to do their part to prevent impaired driving.…

June 29, 2021

Survey On Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis Or Illicit Drug Use Reveals Disturbing Rates, Excuses, Misperceptions

Oakville, Ontario – Many Canadians who consume alcohol, cannabis, or an illicit drug drive knowing they are impaired by the substance, and frequently have passengers with them, according to MADD Canada’s first National Survey On Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis, Or Illicit Drug Use. The poll, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MADD Canada, asked Canadians aged 18-70 with a valid…

May 20, 2021

Make A Sober Ride Home Part Of Your Holiday Long Weekend Plan

Oakville, Ontario – The countdown is on to the Victoria Day long weekend, and MADD Canada is urging everyone to make it a safe one by always driving sober, or arranging a sober ride home if alcohol, cannabis or other drugs are part of the holiday celebrations. “We all look forward to the Victoria Day holiday, and even though pandemic-related…

April 28, 2021

Educational Bursaries Available To Impaired Driving Victims Attending Post-Secondary School

(Oakville, Ontario) – MADD Canada’s educational bursary program  – now offering higher bursary amounts – is available to impaired driving victims and survivors attending post-secondary school.  The MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund offers one $10,000 bursary (increased from $8,000 last year) and several $5,000 bursaries (increased from $4,000 last year) to Canadian citizens who have been severely injured, or who…

April 1, 2021

Keep Roads Safe This Holiday Weekend By Driving Sober Or Planning Ahead For A Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario – With the Easter long weekend nearly here, MADD Canada is urging everyone to make it a safe one on the roads by driving sober, or planning ahead for a sober ride if they are going to be consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “The warmer Spring weather and the holiday long weekend could mean increased traffic on…

March 22, 2021

Shining A Spotlight On Impaired Driving Prevention

Oakville, Ontario – March 21 – 27 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Awareness Week across Canada. MADD Canada joins governments, law enforcement agencies and community organizations in raising awareness about the risks and consequences of impaired driving. Established in 2018 and designated for the third week of March every year, National Impaired Driving Prevention Awareness Week encourages all Canadians to…

February 5, 2021

Choosing A Sober Ride Is The Winning Play This Super Bowl Weekend

Oakville, Ontario – Even though the usual parties are on hold this year due the pandemic, and most fans will watch this Sunday’s Super Bowl LV at home, MADD Canada is urging anyone who does have to be out on the road to arrange a sober ride if they’ve been consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “Impaired driving is not…

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