Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) Expands its School Crossing Guard Services to Toronto

Jul 7, 2023 | Media Releases

OTTAWA, ON: The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is pleased to announce that it is expanding its School Crossing Guard Services to the City of Toronto starting this fall 2023.  For over 20 years, the OSC has been delivering its School Crossing Guard services in the City of Ottawa.  The OSC is the longest-serving, outsourced School Crossing Guard service provider in the province, delivering Ontario’s second largest municipal crossing guard program.  In addition, the OSC is the only Crossing Guard service provider in Ontario that is both a not-for-profit organization and registered charity, with a mandate to deliver best-in-class road safety services, education, and training programs, guiding communities towards safer roads, no matter the mode of travel.  As such, the OSC is excited to work with the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services team in creating safer school zones through its School Crossing Guard Program.

The School Crossing Guard services are crucial for ensuring that children can safely cross high traffic intersections close to their respective schools. “Our priority is creating a dedicated team of community-minded School Crossing Guards to help ensure that children and families feel confident and secure on their journeys to and from school throughout the city” states Jamie Kwong, Executive Director of the OSC.  “We look forward to connecting with the current / returning and prospective School Crossing Guards to serve the west-end of Toronto, as well as working with the City of Toronto staff and local stakeholders to make School Zones Safer for all.”

As a not-for-profit organization and registered charity with a well-established reputation as a leader in road and school zone safety, the OSC re-invests back into communities through its road safety educational programs for elementary students. The OSC seeks to create broader social impact by bringing FREE road safety information and programs to communities across Canada, and also working collaboratively with the local community support service partners to create greater employment opportunities to equity-deserving groups.

The OSC hires approximately 350 School Crossing Guards in Ottawa and is expected to hire 200-250 Crossing Guards, 4 Field Supervisors, and 3 Office Staff in Toronto.

To apply now for a School Crossing Guard position in either Toronto or Ottawa, visit:

For more information on the OSC and its services, please visit the website at


Contact Information:
Jamie Kwong, Executive Director
Phone: (613) 238-1513 Ext. 223