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
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
613-238.1513 ext. 223
Having lived in and around the Ottawa area for most of her life, Shari has travelled community roads by car, bicycle or as a pedestrian. She can often be found going for extended walks through her neighbourhood or cycling on local trails. With two young drivers behind the wheel, Shari has never been more sensitive to the vulnerability of road users regardless of the mode of transportation. Shari is passionate about road safety in Ottawa. She is committed to collaborating with stakeholders, community members and partners to help ensure our roads are safely shared regardless of how we use them. “We all use the roads every day in many different ways. We have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to use them responsibly and to not take road safety for granted.”
CROSSING GUARD, WALKSAFE + CYCLESAFE PROGRAM MANAGER
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.”
MOTORCYCLE TRAINING PROGRAM COORDINATOR
613-238-1513 ext. 228 Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
ADULT CROSSING GUARD + WALKING SCHOOL BUS COORDINATOR
613-238-1513 ext. 227
Living in the east end of Ottawa and working in the west end, Virginia’s primary transportation mode is by car. The privilege of driving gives her a sense of freedom and independence. She loves exploring, and there is everything to be discovered by driving. “Driving makes our vast country accessible.”
613-238-1513 ext. 224
Stephanie considers herself a pedestrian road user who can be found chasing her toddler through their beautiful Kanata nature paths. “Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians need to share the road and take care of each other.”
613-238-1513 ext. 231
Erin is a commuter, travelling from outside the city limits while carpooling with her husband. With her young family, she likes taking advantage of her large property and staying local in her rural town when not working.
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 Coordinator, School Zone Safety
613-238-1513 ext. 230
All roads lead to adventure, and Jillian likes adventure. Exploring by car or on foot, she is always looking for the forgotten nooks and less-travelled lane-ways that make Ottawa so interesting and unique. She loves living in a city that encourages active transportation and feels we owe it to ourselves and to each other to share the roads and pathways responsibly so that everyone can arrive safely at their destination.
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