Educating Canadians about the hazards surrounding railway property and trains is a team effort. It takes the rail industry, governments, law enforcement, labour groups, the media, and communities from coast to coast working together to prevent incidents and save lives. Hundreds of people across the country work with Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada to promote rail safety through community-based outreach. The Roger Cyr Award for Rail Safety is our chance to highlight the important work of these partners.

Named after the founder of OL Canada, the Roger Cyr Award for Rail Safety was first awarded in 1981. It recognizes Rail Safety Ambassadors and communities who go above and beyond in promoting rail safety in Canada, and who inspire others to do the same.

If you know of an individual or a community that deserves recognition through the 2022 Roger Cyr Award, please click here to submit a nomination today. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2023.
The award is not only a chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of Operation Lifesaver's partners and Rail Safety Ambassadors who make a difference—it also offers us a chance to learn from each other. Best practices collected during the award process are shared broadly with Operation Lifesaver's partners and other stakeholders.