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March 15, 2024

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week – Combatting Impaired Driving Requires Holistic Approach

Oakville, Ontario – March 17 – 23, 2023 is National Impaired Driving Prevention Week. MADD Canada is proud to join governments, law enforcement agencies and community organizations in raising awareness about the risks and consequences of impaired driving with the goal of preventing it. Throughout the week, MADD Canada will be sharing messages about the risks and consequences of impaired driving,…

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March 14, 2024

Celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day – Arrange a Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is asking St. Patrick’s Day revellers to rely on responsible planning, not luck, to get home safely this weekend.  “When you’re out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day throughout this weekend, please don’t rely on luck to get home safely,” said MADD Canada National President Tanya Hansen Pratt. “Take a few minutes ahead of time to plan…

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December 20, 2023

Keep Roads Safe This Holiday Season – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario — With holiday festivities in full swing, MADD Canada is urging Canadians to keep roads safe by preventing impaired driving. “As you celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year, please make the promise to yourself and your loved ones to never drive impaired and to plan ahead for a sober ride home if you’re consuming alcohol,…

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November 1, 2023

Project Red Ribbon Aims To Prevent Impaired During The Holiday Season

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Beryl Hansen had recently retired and was looking forward to a new chapter in her life when she was tragically killed by an impaired driver while out for her usual early morning walk near Portage la Prairie. Today, her daughter Tanya Hansen Pratt – MADD Canada’s new National President – launches the 2023 Project Red Ribbon campaign…

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October 26, 2023

Keep The Scary Moments Off The Roads This Halloween – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians plan for Halloween celebrations this weekend and next week, MADD Canada is urging everyone to keep the scary moments at the parties and off the roads by planning ahead for a sober ride. “One decision to drive impaired could lead to a tragic outcome that will haunt you forever,” said MADD Canada National President Tanya…

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September 27, 2023

Keeping Students Safe and Sober On The Roads With New School Program from MADD Canada and KAG Canada

Edmonton, Alberta — MADD Canada and KAG Canada are putting safe and sober driving on this year’s lesson plan, with a set of School Program presentations that will be seen by hundreds of thousands of students across Canada. MADD Canada’s School Program is delivered to students in Grades 7 – 12. The educational videos engage young people in a realistic…

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June 28, 2023

Help Prevent Impaired Driving In Two Important Ways This Canada Day Holiday

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians get ready for the Canada Day holiday weekend, MADD Canada is urging everyone to help prevent impaired driving in two important ways – by planning ahead for a sober ride home, and by supporting the call to make anti-impaired driving technology a standard safety feature in all new vehicles. “We can all help prevent impaired…

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March 20, 2023

Victims And Survivors Meet With Officials To Advance Impaired Driving Prevention Technology

Oakville, Ontario – Victims and survivors of impaired driving are meeting with select Members of Parliament and Senators this Impaired Driving Prevention Week (March 19 – 25) to gather support for in-car technology that has the potential to virtually end alcohol-impaired driving. Sharing their personal stories to illustrate the real impact of impaired driving, victims and survivors are asking Members…

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March 16, 2023

New Comic Book Brings Impaired Driving Prevention Message To Young Drivers

Oakville, Ontario – When amateur writer and Police Sergeant Clayton Brown teamed up with artist and creative director Loc Nguyen, the result was a colourful and unique comic book that delivers a powerful sober driving message to young people.  Looking for an outside-the-box idea to connect with young people and reinforce the message to never drive impaired or ride with…

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March 16, 2023

New School Program Aims To Prevent Impaired Driving Among Saskatchewan Youth

Regina, Saskatchewan  – Saskatchewan middle and high school students are seeing a powerful and emotional lesson on the impact of impaired driving, and how they can prevent it,  in a new video education program by MADD Canada.   With support from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), MADD Canada is delivering its 2022-2023 School Program to…

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December 21, 2022

Prevent Tragedies On Our Roads This Holiday Season – Drive Sober Or Arrange A Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario — With the holiday season upon us, MADD Canada is asking Canadians to take a moment to think about all those who have lost loved ones or suffered devastating injuries as a result of impaired driving, and to make the commitment to always drive sober. “Far too many people are missing loved ones and far too many are…

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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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