Canada

Arrive Alive Open House
4-11 May 2011, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

We will host a day-long event with partners, members, police and victims to share information about sober driving and about the consequences in Ontario and Canada. There will be demonstrations of the Back on Track process, the ignition interlock device, the Arrive Alive App, and an intimate look at the offices of arrive alive DRIVE SOBER. Government, media, sponsors and volunteers will be invited to drop in and share information and learn the history of one of Canada's most successful campaigns along with getting updated on all resources and, legislation and prevention strategies.

Contact: Anne Leonard
Tel: +1 416-485-4411
Email: arrivealive@bellnet.ca

Canadian Youth Against Impaired Driving National Conference/ Chain of Life Sound Off Send Off!
12-15 May 2011, OSAID (Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving)

High school students from across Canada and their teachers will join members of Ontario's police services and public health units at the OSAID hosted National Youth Against Impaired Driving Conference May 12-15, 2011. Canadian youth supports the international WHO Decade of Action on Road Safety movement. Floor Leishout, of Youth for Road Safety and Manpreet Darroch, also of YOURS, are visiting Conference as guest speakers. OSAID is inviting Canadian Conference delegates to join them at the "Chain of Life Sound off Send off" 13 May at 10 am on the Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario. 450 teenagers, teachers, police offciers , health professionals and community and business supporters from across Canada will link arms along the Trafalgar Road and make a lot of noise to show their unified support to reduce preventable death and tragedy caused by impaired driving.

Contact: Matt Evans
Tel: +1 877 706 7243
Email: info@osaid.org

CIHR Café Scientifique: What's the deal with car seats?
11 May 2011, Safe Kids Canada

What's the deal with car seats? Why are 3,500 children injured and another 61 killed in car crashes each year, even though car seat laws are in place? Why are parents challenged by these life-saving devices? Could you design a better car seat? Join us on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 11 am Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Public Reference Library 2nd Floor, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bring your questions and get answers from a leading panel of experts on child passenger safety: Ben Shannon Safety Research Advisor, Road Safety Policy Office (Vehicles) Ontario Ministry of Transportation; William Altenhof, Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor, University of Windsor, Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering; Elaine Dimitroff, Regional Marketing Planner, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Road Safety Marketing Office; Anne Snowdon, R.N., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor; Ronald Vandeursen, Collision Reconstruction, Ontario Provincial Police

Contact: Denyse Boxell
Tel: +001-416-813-5118
Email: denyse.boxell@sickkids.ca

Road Safety and Risk Prevention: A Decade for Life
21 March- 21 May 2011, Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth

Will begin quarterly newsletter campaign and provide tips on road safety and statistics. Will also begin to connect with community agencies to plan events to promote the mission of WHO and highlight the Decade for Road Safety program. Along with our community partners and through our program (P.A.R.T.Y.)we will continue to talk about the importance of making good decisions when behind the wheel of a car. We will drive home the point that risk does not just stop at drinking and driving, but, includes drowsy driving, texting while driving, distracted driving, etc.

Contact: Johanna Cunningham
Tel: +916-798-4297
Email: partyprogramca@yahoo.com

Experienced Rider Training Symposium
25-27 May 2011, Canada Safety Council

The Experienced Rider Training Symposium (ERTS) is an international coming-together of motorcycle rider training professionals, motorcycle safety researchers and individuals involved in framing legislation pertaining to the operation of motorcycles.The unique aspect of ERTS is that it is a "hands-on" experience. Emphasis at the ERTS is placed on riding organizer-supplied motorcycles in a variety of circumstances giving participants an opportunity to sample diverse on and off-road novice and advanced rider training programs. Samples of rider training programs are presented by individuals experienced in their particular field of rider training.

Contact: Valerie Powell
Tel: +613-739-1535 ext. 228
Email: valerie.powell@safety-council.org

Candian Multi-Disciplinary Road Safety Conference
8-11 May 2011, Canadian Global Road Safety Committee

The last day of the Canadian Multi-Disciplinary Road Safety Conference is May 11, 2011. The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP.ca) is hosting a session on The Decade of Action for Road Safety, Road Safety in Canada and examples from specific Canadian jurisdictions. At the same time, a new report prepared for the launch of the Decade of Action will be released called Road Safety in Canada.

Contact: Paul Boase
Tel: 1-613-993-4463
Email: Paul.Boase@tc.gc.ca

Québec WHO Collaborating Centre for Safety promotion and injury prevention
1 December 2011, Des avenues prometteuses pour une sécurité routière durable - 15e Journées annuelles de santé publique du Québec

Organisation d'une journée ayant pour thème la sécurité routière durable, lors des Journées annuelles de santé publique (JASP 2011), grand rendez-vous annuel de formation continue de la santé publique québécoise. La journée intitulée « Des avenues prometteuses pour une sécurité routière durable » se tiendra le 1er décembre 2011 à l'Hôtel Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth à Montréal. Des professionnels des secteurs de la santé publique, du transport et de la sécurité publique, de même que ceux ouvrant dans les municipalités et auprès des jeunes sont conviés à mettre en commun leur expertise afin de favoriser des initiatives de sécurité routière qui ciblent à la fois les comportements des usagers, l'environnement routier et les nouvelles technologies en intégrant les principes du développement durable.

Contact: Pierre Patry - Pierre Maurice
Tel: +418-266-6796
Email: pierre.patry@msss.gouv.qc.ca

Decade of Action for Road Safety
11 May 2011, Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving Centennial Secondary School

We will have a crashed car in front of our school identifying the decade of action global launch asking drivers to take the pledge at leavethephonealone.ca MADD Canada will present their multimedia to our staff and students sharing the consequences of impaired driving. We will have activities at lunch time including impaired goggles, think and drive campaign highlighting the dangers of texting while driving, Bring your own banana(BYOB) fundraiser, and the local police will bring their breathalyzer.

Contact: Laurie Iannetti
Tel: +905 735-0700
Email: laurie.iannetti@dsbn.edu.on.ca

National Road Safety Week
17-23 May 2011, Canada Safety Council

Distractions on the road affect everyone. Whether you are a driver, a motorcyclist, a pedestrian, a scooter rider, or a cyclist, distractions on the road is an issue facing all Canadians. National Road Safety Week kicks off the 2011 safe summer driving season. Make sure to always take precautions while you are out and about. Keep your eyes on the road and on other road users. Be vigilant of your surroundings at all times.

Contact: Raynald Marchand
Tel: 1-613-739-1535 ext. 226
Email: raynald.marchand@safety-council.org

Dépôt d'une motion à l'Assemblée nationale du Québec par le ministre des Transports du Québec, monsieur Sam Hamad
11 May 2011, Ministère des transports du Québec

Le ministre des Transports du Québec et ministre responsable de la Capitale-Nationale, monsieur Sam Hamad, déposera une motion à l'Assemblée Nationale du Québec afin que la province de Québec s'inscrive concrètement dans la Décennie d'action pour la sécurité routière.

Contact: Mélanie Dubé
Tel: + (418) 643-3074 p.2399
Email: melanie.dube@mtq.gouv.qc.ca

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