Business Number: 119071322RR0001

Our Mission

The Ottawa Safety Council's mission is to deliver best-in-class road safety programs and services, education, training and awareness throughout our community to drive down the number of road incidents in our community


Founded as a not-for-profit, non-government organization in 1957, The root of all we do is delivering programs that prevent road accidents for all road users, no matter how traveled

We deliver curriculum based pedestrian and bike safety programs in Elementary schools, ensure school zone safety through our adult crossing guards at over 200 locations, promote active lifestyles through the walking school bus program and teach children how to cycle safely. We have been delivering our motorcycle instruction programs, and licensing riders on behalf of MTO for over 50 years. We even protect our most vulnerable riders through our Best Fit car seat program.

Our passion lies in advocating for road safety and sharing best practices that reduce accidents and raise awareness across all ages; and the role we can all play in driving, walking and riding safely.

Our work is never done – we are always looking to partner with like-minded organization to develop new programs and grow existing initiatives in the interest of promoting safety and awareness

Our programs include:

Curriculum based Safety Education & Courses for Elementary-age children

Motorcycle Training Programs

Adult Crossing Guard Program

Walking School Bus program

BestFit Car Seat Clinics

Cycle Safe Bike Rodeos

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What People Are Saying

"The Walking school bus is great and our Leader Suzie was friendly. WSB gave our son a bit of experience in walking safely to school and now that he is in grade 5, he feels comfortable with the idea of being more independent and walking with friends"

— Parent at Glen Ogilvie PS on the Walking School Bus

" It's a very important job, and they're out their rain, snow or shine, with a smile on their faces, protecting not only the school kids, but all pedestrians."

— Parent at Maple Ridge PS, on the Adult Crossing Guard program

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