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June 28, 2024

MADD Canada Urges Safe Celebrations This Canada Day Long Weekend

Oakville, Ontario – Every year, hundreds of people are killed, and thousands are injured in alcohol, cannabis and/or drug-related crashes. With the Canada Day long weekend around the corner, MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is reminding everyone to keep safety top of mind and avoid driving impaired. The nationwide holiday, which is celebrated coast to coast, marks the official…

May 24, 2024

Victims and Survivors of Impaired Driving Gather for MADD Canada’s National Conference and Candlelight Vigil

National Media Release – May 24, 2024 Oakville, Ontario – over 100 people from across the country will gather this weekend at MADD Canada’s annual National Conference for Victims and Survivors of Impaired Driving and Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance.  MADD Canada’s National President, Tanya Hansen Pratt, remembers attending the conference for the first time after losing her mother,…

MADD Canada Applauds New Brunswick Government for Strengthening Impaired Driving Laws

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada commends the New Brunswick Government for taking steps to enhance road safety and combat impaired driving by introducing legislation to strengthen its administrative penalties and implement an Immediate Roadside Suspension (IRS) program.  MADD Canada National President, Tanya Hansen Pratt, lost her mother Beryl in 1999. “MADD Canada applauds the Government for making these changes. British…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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