Our Instructors

The Ottawa Safety Council’s Volunteer Motorcycle Training Program Instructors are experienced and dedicated riders with a passion for riding. Their love of riding and investment in teaching others how to ride safely, ensures our students have the best possible riding education. Our MTP students complete our programs feeling confident and ready to ride.

About our Instructors

All Ottawa Safety Council MTP instructors must meet certain qualifications. Before being certified, MTP instructors also have additional extensive training. This includes principles of adult education, the course training approach and curriculum, and their own riding skills. They must teach a minimum number of MTP courses annually to remain certified. They are also required to complete AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability) training, and receive standard First Aid and CPR training (re-certified every two years).

Become an Instructor

The OSC has been involved in motorcycle rider training since 1967 and is the longest continuously running training program in Canada. Our Gearing up M1 Exit is a nationally recognized safety program developed by the Canada Safety Council under the graduated licensing system of the Ontario Ministry of Transport. Our classes run just about every weekend from the end of April through to the end of September.

We are fortunate to have a team of experienced and dedicated, volunteer instructors to ensure students have the best possible experience when training with the OSC. Our MTP instructors are active motorcyclists. Many own more than one motorcycle and ride many thousands of kilometers per year. The majority are active in other motorcycling activities such as clubs or racing. They also maintain a good driving record.

Many of you are probably familiar with our programs, and some may have started your riding career with us. If you are passionate about motorcycles and wish to share your know-how; introducing more people to our activity and commitment to road safety, please consider joining our team of volunteers.

The basic requirements are being an active motorcyclist with a full “M” license, three years of riding experience, and a good driving record.

For more information, or to be put on our contact list, please phone our office on ‪613.238.‪1513‪, ext 228 or email to: mtp@ottawasafetycouncil.ca. Click here for more information on our Motorcycle Training Program courses.

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