National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW), is an awareness week designed to make the public aware of teen driver safety issues and encourage communities to be part of the solution. Parachute's goal is for Canadians to have a long life, lived to the fullest. NTDSW provides the tools to take this important messaging to the community. Our toolkit allows people to prioritize teen driver safety issues in their communities, engage people in the conversation about teen driver safety, and create change around this big issue.
2018 National Teen Driver Safety Week resources
Thanks to the continued support of Desjardins, Parachute is excited to announce the sixth annual National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) in Canada. NTDSW is designed to drive public awareness of teen driver safety issues and encourages community and youth involvement as part of the solution. National Teen Driver Safety Week will run from October 22 to 28, 2018.
Great momentum was achieved in 2017. Parachute and our community partners hosted hundreds of events, and we are looking for even greater engagement in this year’s program. This year, our messaging will focus on the issues of drugged, distracted, impaired and aggressive driving (including speeding).
We are excited to work with local schools, police and partners to implement activities in communities across the country, including Positive Ticketing Blitzes. We will also encourage teens, parents and community partners to join the discussion on social media, using the hashtag #KnowWhatImpairedMeans.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and how you can participate in 2018.
Community tool kits
Starting September 24th, you will be able to order tool kits for your community here.
The $25 price includes shipping anywhere in Canada only.
Your tool kit will include a ballot box (for the Positive Ticketing Blitz), 50 positive tickets, 50 eyeglass cleaning cloths and 20 swag bracelets along with our information material.
Social media images
Click the thumbnails below to download the full-sized images.
Activity guide & tips
- Positive Ticketing Blitz Activity Guide
- Safety tips for implementing activities
- Pledge Challenge - Print copies of this Pledge Card (PDF) and have teens, parents, teachers and groups take photos with the pledge card to show their commitment to keeping teen drivers safe. Share it on all your social media platforms. Be sure to use the hashtag #KnowWhatImpairedMeans
- Media release template - once you download this Word document, go to your downloads and double-click to open it to add your information. Distribute to your local media.
- Media and social media waiver - Use this to obtain consent from participants appearing or contributing in digital content related to your campaigns.