Founded as a not-for-profit, non-government organization in 1957, we have enjoyed a well-established reputation as a leader in safety education. We continually check our environment to identify gaps in safety promotion and seek to meet the need, either through individual effort or with the many health and safety-related organizations throughout Ottawa and Eastern Ontario with whom we cooperate.
To deliver best-in-class road safe services, education, training and awareness throughout our communities.
Guiding communities towards safe roads, no matter how travelled.
- Integrity, honesty and professionalism
- Sustainable programs and organizational goals that promotes wellness and safety.
- Road safety through prevention and education
- Collaboration and empowerment through community engagement
EMPLOYED CROSSING GUARDS
HOURS OF EXPERIENCE OUR MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTORS HAVE SINCE 1967
Pillars of our Strategic Plan
Deliver all program offerings at a high-level of quality that ensures the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Focus and grow program offerings in the Ottawa region.
Seek opportunities outside the Ottawa region where the OSC can add value and the associated risks can be well managed.
Become a trusted advisor on road safe services, education, training and awareness in the communities we serve.
Strengthen OSC’s financial and economic sustainability.
Meet our Team
613-238-1513 ext. 223
With over 10+ years of experience, Jamie is a respected community builder, and led the following non-profit organizations as the Executive Director: The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, The Vanier Business Improvement Area, and the Orléans Chamber of Commerce prior to joining the Ottawa Safety Council. She has a strong track-record for results, forging innovative collaborations, and is known for her advocacy efforts. She currently serves as the Chair of the Ottawa Arts Council’s Board of Directors. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree in criminology from the University of Ottawa and believes in the importance of prevention by creating the conditions that build healthy communities.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
613-238-1513 ext. 225
Ottawa’s roads connect Kelly to everything important in her life – family, friends, work and play. Whether she is biking, walking or driving, her most precious cargo is her son, Corbin, and her number one priority is his safety.
“Everyone we encounter on our roads share similar priorities, they have children, partners, family and friends that care about them, and we all play a part in making sure they get home safely.”
613-238-1513 ext. 222
Sherry is an avid road user. Whether she is commuting daily into Ottawa or leisurely biking, or walking down nearby rural roads, she appreciates the value of road safety advocacy. And when she is not on the road, you can find her snowmobiling in the winter or travelling to a beach in the summer.
Program Manager School Zone Safety
613-238-1513 ext. 232
Brian has lived in small rural communities and in large major cities across Ontario. If there is one thing he knows, it is driving where the streets are busy with all sorts of travelers. Brian has over 20 years working with the community and at the forefront of his work is teaching children, youth and families valuable life skills, such as safety. Safety of all travellers is everyone’s responsibility and it involves prevention, promotion and preservation.
SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY
613-238-1513 ext. 229
Kristi is a communications graduate of Algonquin College and she is eager to connect with members of the community to promote road safety for all road users in Ottawa. Kristi takes pride in collaborating with the Ottawa Safety Council team to deliver quality education and awareness to all. Outside of the office, Kristi enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with family.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
613-238-1513 ext. 231
Growing up in a rural area of Ottawa before moving to an urban centre, Dominique appreciates the different elements of Ottawa’s infrastructure and charm. “Our roads help us stay connected to others and the beauty of our community. It’s important that we remember their value and have consideration for one another’s safety”
OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
613-238-1513 ext. 225
A safety patrol skater at 15, the bright orange safety vest has been part of Ella’s uniform since the beginning. Since then, she has been personally and professionally hooked on promoting safety, health, and wellness for all. Her professional experience comes from over 10 years working in a range of human service and not-for-profit sectors.
Ella is a dual citizen of Canada and Ireland and a Band Member of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation, as well as a passionate 2SLGBTQIA+ Ally. In her spare time, you can catch her walking in the woods with her family.
ROAD SAFETY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
613-238-1513 ext. 226
Roads have been a big part of Clifton’s life. From biking to work as a teenager and working as a rideshare driver and crossing guard, to walking his dog through their neighbourhood. But his favourite roads are the ones that lead to his family and friends or out into wild nature getaways.
613-238-1513 ext. 224
A graduate of Algonquin College’s Administration Program, Bita brings to the OSC years of previous experience in office management roles. Bita’s excited to be joining the team; she believes that when it comes to how we are each using the roads, safety is no accident.
Outside of work, Bita spends quality time with her husband Mike, her daughter Kimia, and her dog Snowy. She also enjoys exercising, shopping, and cuddling up with a good movie.
MOTORCYCLE TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR
613-238-1513 ext. 228
Christine grew up riding motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs around her family home in Quebec. She tried her brother’s dirt bike when she was 12 years old, and the love for two wheels grew from there. “I enjoy riding my motorcycle around Ottawa but find the most pleasure in taking the long way through the winding country roads.”
613-238-1513 ext. 230
Hayley brings to the OSC a decade of experience in communications, both in non-profit and agency sectors. Having lived in both Ottawa and Toronto, Hayley knows how important road safety is everywhere and she is eager to help bring awareness to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians across the province.
Hayley enjoys spending leisure time with her family, friends and partner. You can usually catch her camping at Algonquin Park in the summer and sledding with her nephews in the winter.
QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR
416-250-7287 ext. 304
A graduate from Algonquin College, Akshay has had a diverse career spanning over 8 years within and outside Canada. From Customer Engagement and Workforce Management to Risk Management and Teaching, Akshay has donned many hats over these years. He has a natural problem solving attitude and a love for technology and long walks.
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