Recognizing our partners in promoting rail safety

At Operation Lifesaver (OL), we’re a small team, and we depend on the efforts of volunteers across the country to help us spread the rail safety message. OL’s Rail Safety Ambassadors (RSAs) play a critical role in helping us to prevent deaths and injuries at rail crossings, and as a result of trespassing on railways. By doing rail safety presentations for schools, drivers’ education programs, snowmobile and ATV clubs, and outreach with other community groups, our RSAs make a real difference—and we believe they deserve recognition.
The Roger Cyr Award for Public Rail Safety is our way of shining a light on those doing this important work. Named after the founder of Operation Lifesaver Canada, this award has traditionally been given to an OL partner or volunteer who goes above and beyond in promoting railway safety.
Recognizing the efforts of communities in saving lives
But it isn’t just individual Canadians who help us to save lives. That’s why, for the first time ever, we are giving out two Roger Cyr Awards this year to recognize both individual Rail Safety Ambassadors and entire communities.
So, if you know of an individual or a community that deserves recognition, submit a nomination today. You just need to complete the 2021 Roger Cyr Award nomination form and email it along with some supporting documents to Nominations must be submitted and received by Operation Lifesaver no later than June 30, 2022, and the winners will be announced during Rail Safety Week, September 19-25.