Indigenous Outreach

Operation Lifesaver wants all communities to stay safe and avoid tragedies around the rails. That’s why we’re working collaboratively with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to create materials that are meaningful and that support Indigenous people, communities and organizations in sharing the rail safety message and saving lives.


Indigenous languages are a valued part of Canadian culture. To help spread our life-saving message to everyone, we are happy to provide resources in 13 Indigenous languages (Atikamekw, Innu, ᐃᔪᐤᐃᔨᒧᐅᓐ, Anishinaabemowin, Lnuismk, Nêhiyawêwin, Kanienʼkéha, ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, Dënësułınë (Chipewyan), Nakoda, Siksikai'powahsin, Halq’emeylem and Kanien'kéha (Eastern dialect)) in addition to French and English. Additional languages will be added soon – so check this page often!

We’ve also developed a logo (pictured above) specifically for Operation Lifesaver’s Indigenous rail-safety outreach resources. Indigenous design firm Design de Plume created the logo by combining the symbol of a bird — a positive and uplifting image in Indigenous culture — with the image of a train track junction. Birds are known for their perceptiveness, making them a strong symbol for rail-safety awareness. 

Printable Resources

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Video Resources

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Request a presentation

Interested in hosting a rail safety event or a presentation in your community? Want to build capacity around rail safety?

Operation Lifesaver works together with communities, organizations, and partners to give life-saving presentations and to host rail-safety events across the country. We work with Rail Safety Ambassadors — someone from the community — to deliver presentations to people of all ages.  This includes schools, friendship/cultural centres, snowmobile/ATV clubs, emergency responders, band councils, youth clubs and councils, and many more.

If you’re interested in having a presentation or activity in your community, please fill out the following form.

Request a presentation

Rail Safety Ambassador Program

Be a voice for rail safety in your community!

Whether you’re in a remote community or a large city, you can play a key role in helping to save lives by spreading the rail safety message.

Simply fill out the application form below and become a Rail Safety Ambassador today!

**Please note: the application process to become a Community Ambassador will require a police record check with vulnerable sector clearance (since you might deliver presentations in schools or places where there are children or other vulnerable people).**

Online Ambassador

Community Ambassador