MADD Halton Region
On Sunday morning, Grey Cup Day, 1991, Janet Edith Dooley was alone in her car, stopped behind five others at an intersection. Without warning her car was struck from behind by a heavy delivery vehicle driven by a drunk driver who had been intoxicated for several hours. Janet was severely brain-damaged by the impact and was in a coma for 36 hours before she died. Her car was pushed into the others, nobody else was injured; the drunk driver received a minor cut.
The following message was provided by Janet’s loving parents, Stephanie and Bill Dooley.
The death of our daughter has impoverished our lives beyond measure. She was the breath of spring in our family, a happy-go-lucky person who had a lot to live for and much to give the world. The life she had lived for a short, bright 25 years was taken by a drunk who paid only 23 months in jail for it. The world will never know how much it has lost.
In 1991 Stephanie Dooley began her support of MADD Canada’s Mission: To stop impaired driving and to support the victims of this violent crime, by taking on the role of Community Leader for Halton Region. MADD Halton Region is now a charter Chapter of MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and was officially recognised as such in 1993.
We are one of over 100 Chapters across Canada, made up of concerned citizens and victims committed to stopping the crime of impaired driving.
MADD Halton Region works in the community with schools, volunteers, community service organizations, police youth and diversion programs, Ontario Courts, and victims/survivors.
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.
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.
If you need help, or would like to join MADD Canada’s efforts, call our toll free line at 1-800-665-6233.
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).