Hi Kelly,

This month the OSC hosted a Road Safety Panel Discussion in Barrhaven with Councillor Wilson Lo (Barrhaven East), Councillor David Hill (Barrhaven West), John Wambombo, Program Coordinator for Safer Roads Ottawa, and Robert Charbonneau and Luay Mustafa, Traffic Assessment Specialists with the City of Ottawa.

Residents of Barrhaven were able to come, connect with their City Councillor, learn about road safety updates affecting Barrhaven, as well as what free road safety resources were available for parents and schools.

It was great to connect with residents on this important issue - thank you to all who came out!

Hey new parents! Are you sure you've installed that car seat correctly?

A recent roadside study found that while 99% of kids were buckled up, 73% of car and booster seats were used or installed incorrectly. Our BestFit Beginners Guide to Car Seats video can help you make sure that your little ones are locked in safely.

As spring approaches and the weather gets nicer, we're starting to see more motorcycles on the roads. It's important to remember - as drivers and riders - road safety rules. Speeding, distracted driving, following too closely… these are things that could result in severe and fatal collisions.

CBC caught up with students at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Barrhaven during their WalkSafe course which teaches kids about pedestrian and road safety. Teaching kids at a young age how to use the road safely and what dangerous habits they should avoid when they become drivers themselves.

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News Talk 580 CFRA with Graham Richardson: Ottawa Safety Council is offering a Walk Safe Course to teach kids about roadside safety. 

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Before you get behind the wheel remember that your decision to drive impaired will follow you for the rest of your life.

In addition to the risk of death or injury to others, if you are convicted of impaired driving you will have a criminal record that affect you in many ways.

Driving impaired is NOT WORTH IT.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week

Are you looking for a part-time job that makes a difference in your community?

Enjoy a work-life balance, meet new people, and be a part of a team of Crossing Guards who love their jobs - some have worked as OSC Crossing Guards for 20 years (and counting!)


Motorcycle Training Program Courses Opening Soon!!

Course sign-up will be starting soon! Join the waitlist for the course you wish to register for and get a 48-hour head start when courses open for registration!


Motorcycle safety is everyone's responsibility

We're thrilled to announce Hope Moss as our Brockville Employee of the Month!

In her role as our dedicated Crossing Guard, Hope exemplifies positivity and commitment to safety.

Every morning, rain or shine, Hope makes a difference in the lives of those she serves. Her genuine care and concern for the well-being of others extend beyond her professional responsibilities, touching the hearts of everyone she encounters.

Thank you, Hope, for your exceptional service and your unwavering commitment to our community. Your efforts are truly appreciated and deserving of this recognition!

We're thrilled to shine the spotlight on Moyra Lauziere, our exceptional Crossing Guard, as Ottawa's Employee of the Month!

Moyra's dedication to ensuring the safety of our community's children is nothing short of commendable. Moyra stands at her post with unwavering commitment and a warm smile, guiding children safely across busy intersections. Her diligence and attention to detail have not only kept our streets safe but have also earned her the respect and gratitude of parents, students, and colleagues alike. Moyra, your dedication and positivity have not gone unnoticed.

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Moyra!

Congratulations to our Toronto Employee of the Month, Issidora Kiriakouli Kahrimanidis!

A valued and appreciated part of our Toronto team, Issidora works our earliest shift, and is clocked in and ready to go at her intersection before 7 AM each day. She's punctual, exceptionally kind and a very warm and positive person. Her community is so grateful for her! She has been a Crossing Guard for 4 years and has even referred an amazing Crossing Guard to the OSC team.

We greatly appreciate her outstanding service and dedication to her important role.

Congratulations, Issidora!

We are excited to announce the OSC Staff Employee of the Month title to Leanne D’souza, Senior Program Coordinator of the OSC Toronto Branch.

Joining the OSC team in July 2023, Leanne has been a key member since we expanded our Crossing Guard services to Toronto.

Leanne is a powerhouse! She has been an integral part of the Toronto Crossing Guard program and the heart and soul of our team building. She takes challenges head on, with such a positive attitude and gives her 100% everyday. Her integrity, resourcefulness, and care shine through in everything she does, and she is a true professional. There is nothing she can’t do, and we are so lucky to have her!”

“Leanne is the definition of team player. She’s always eager to help the team out whenever need arises. She’s also a great problem-solver, and is incredibly solution-oriented. She‘s well-loved by her whole team and is a true asset to the OSC.”

Thank you, Leanne, for all that you do!

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