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June 30, 2022

Keep Canada Day Celebrations Safe – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – The countdown to Canada Day is on and MADD Canada is asking all Canadians to do their part to keep roads, waterways and trails safe this long weekend by never driving impaired. “No one ever thinks they will be affected by impaired driving. But it can happen in the blink of an eye, and when it does…

June 23, 2022

MADD Canada Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Sullivan, currently MADD Canada’s Director of Victim Services, as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 27th, 2022. “Steve is uniquely positioned to lead MADD Canada in delivering on our mission to stop impaired driving and support victims of this violent crime,” said Karen Toon, Chair…

May 18, 2022

Stay Safe And Sober On Roads, Waterways And Trails This Victoria Day Weekend

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians look forward to the Victoria Day holiday long weekend, MADD Canada is urging everyone to make it a safe one by always driving sober, or arranging a sober ride home if they are consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “MADD Canada wishes everyone a happy, fun and safe holiday long weekend,” said MADD Canada National…

March 22, 2022

Quebec Victims of Impaired Driving To Be Honored With New Commemorative Tribute

GlobeNewswire QUEBEC CITY, March 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new Commemorative Tribute to honor Quebec victims of impaired driving will be built in Quebec City, within the limits of Parc de l’Amérique latine but at one extremity of the park. MADD Canada made the announcement today during National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. The Commemorative Tribute, being created with the…

March 21, 2022

Some Canadians Drive While Believing They Are Impaired By Alcohol Cannabis Or Other Drugs, MADD Canada Survey Shows

Oakville, Ontario – Many Canadians drive after consuming alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs, medications (prescribed or not) or other substances for recreational purposes or to get high even though they believe they are impaired, according to MADD Canada’s second National Survey On Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis, Or Drug Use. These behaviours are elevated among young males aged 18-34. The poll, released…

March 17, 2022

Plan Before You Party This St. Patrick’s Day – Arrange a Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – With pandemic restrictions lifting, more Canadians are likely to be out celebrating this upcoming St Patrick’s Day. MADD Canada is urging everyone to help prevent impaired driving and keep roads safe by planning ahead for a sober ride home. “If you’re gathering with family and friends to raise some green pints in honour of St. Patrick’s Day,…

February 10, 2022

Tackle The Driving Decision Before The Big Game Begins – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario – How are you getting home after this Sunday’s championship match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals? MADD Canada is urging you to arrange a sober ride if your Super Bowl festivities include alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “Leaving the car at home and arranging sober transportation is a winning play for everyone,” said MADD…

December 22, 2021

Give The Gift Of Safety This Holiday Season – Drive Sober Or Arrange A Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is urging all Canadians to help protect one another from impaired driving this holiday season by planning ahead for sober rides. “With Christmas celebrations in full swing, and New Year’s just a few days away, we are asking everyone to make sober transportation part of their plans,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne Hancock. “If…

December 14, 2021

MADD Canada and So.Beer Launch Inaugural Dry January Canada Challenge

National challenge encourages Canadians to experience health and wellness benefits of abstaining from alcohol for one month Toronto, December 14, 2021 – This January, Canadians across the country are invited to participate in the Dry January Canada Challenge. MADD Canada is partnering with So.Beer, The Naked Collective’s Non Alcoholic beer brand, to create this campaign promoting health and wellness among…

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,…

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