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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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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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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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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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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,…

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