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November 1, 2022

National Sober Driving Holiday Awareness Campaign Launches in Montreal

Montreal, Quebec – Thomas Ratté was just 17 years old when he was killed by an impaired driver after stepping off a bus with a group of friends. Today, his mother Odette Lachance joins MADD Canada and MADD Montreal to launch the 2022 Project Red Ribbon campaign to prevent impaired driving during the upcoming holiday season. With the holiday season…

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September 21, 2022

Young Males Continue to Have Elevated Rates of Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis and Drug Use

Oakville, Ontario – Young males, aged 18-34, continue to have higher than average rates of driving after consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs, according to MADD Canada’s third National Survey On Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis, Or Drug Use.    The survey, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of MADD Canada, talked to 3,000 Canadians from the legal driving age to age 70…

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September 2, 2022

Keep Roads, Trails and Waterways Safe This Holiday Long Weekend – Drive Sober

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians prepare to celebrate the Labour Day holiday weekend, , MADD Canada is urging everyone to keep themselves and one another safe by never driving, riding or boating impaired. “The deaths and injuries caused by impaired driving are entirely preventable,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne Hancock. “If your holiday weekend plans include alcohol, cannabis or…

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August 7, 2022

Pembroke Road Sign

  On July 15 a partnership between the Ottawa Chapter of MADD Canada and the City of Pembroke culminated in a ceremony to mark the installation of signs urging people to call 911 to report impaired drivers. MADD Ottawa volunteer and OPP auxiliary officer, Emma LeClair, had the idea to bring the “Report impaired drivers” signs to Renfrew – a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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April 27, 2022

Volunteer Week and Positions!

This is Volunteer Week! And we want to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers with all organisations who give their time and their energy and their skills to help make our society better in many different ways.  Volunteers play a huge and not-often-recognised part in making Canada what it is – a compassionate, caring and equitable country we are…

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April 17, 2022

National Poster & Multi-Media Contest

MADD Canada is now accepting submissions for their National Poster & Multi-Media Contests! For contest details, please click on the following link: https://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/contests/ The Multi-Media and Poster Contest should highlight MADD Canada’s Campaign 911 Program.  Students are encouraged to come up with their own theme based on the program. Winning entries may be highlighted in the National program.  Campaign 911 is a Canada-wide campaign to encourage and…

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April 9, 2022

2022 MADD Canada Bursary Fund

MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to Canadian citizens who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash and who are enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program. Injuries must be catastrophic or severe and have had a significant…

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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…

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