2018 Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest

Here's a look at one of our past winners, David Innes:

An initiative of Parachute and FedEx Express Canada, Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest honours the extraordinary contributions of dynamic individuals who help keep our children safe.

Do you know a crossing guard who has made an impact in your community?

Parachute’s search for Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard continues this year! 

Tell us about your favourite crossing guard:

  • How have they kept kids safe?
  • Why are they a good role model?
  • Does your crossing guard do other activities in your community to promote safety? 
  • Remember to include photos or drawings, and letters from your students on why your crossing guard should be Canada's favourite!

Contest and registration details

From February 20 to April 20, 2018, Parachute and FedEx Express Canada will be accepting nominations for Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard.

We welcome students, educators, parents, and community leaders to recognize the contributions of those who play an important role in pedestrian safety by helping children make the safe journey to-and-from school. Encourage kids and schools you know to participate!  

The top 3 winning crossing guards will receive a $500 cheque and an engraved plaque.  Each contest winner's school will also receive $500!

To nominate a crossing guard, register here and then download the nomination form to complete the submission.

Feel free to print copies of the Crossing Guard Contest promotional poster.

Follow the hashtag #CANFavCrossGuard for updates throughout the contest and follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Eligibility & Prize Details

Eligible crossing guards must be currently working at a Canadian crossing location. More on contest rules.

The three winning crossing guards will receive:

  • $500 cheque
  • An engraved plaque
  • Each contest winner’s school will also receive $500!

Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2018

Winners will be notified on or before May 29, 2018.

Judging Panel

Our esteemed judging panel this year includes:

Pina Starnino, VP of Operations, FedEx
Stephanie Holmes, Social Media Influencer
Steve Podborski, CEO and President, Parachute
Vjosa Isai, Reporter, The Toronto Star

Our 2017 winners 

Sheryl Hauraney, Port Hope, Ontario: Longtime crossing guard Sheryl Hauraney at Beatrice Strong Public School is a valued member of her community. She ensures speeding cars slow down, greets all students and parents by name, and volunteers at numerous school events.  

David Innes, St. John's, Newfoundland: For more than three years, David Innes has been a volunteer crossing guard at Rennie’s River Elementary School. Students, staff and parents are inspired by his dedication even in harsh weather, including shoveling sidewalks to ensure safety.

Monique Tremblay, Laval, Quebec: Staff and students at Terry Fox Elementary School praise crossing guard Monique Tremblay. She makes students smile each day, teaches them to stay alert and aware, and personally salts the sidewalks to ensure safety in the winter. 

Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest is part of Walk This Way, a pedestrian safety program aimed at reducing the number of child pedestrian injuries by raising driver awareness and making schools more walkable. 

Resources

Pedestrian Safety Facts

Pedestrian Safety Parent Tip Sheet