Educating Canadians about the hazards associated with 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 to promote rail safety through community-based outreach. The Roger Cyr Award for Rail Safety is our chance to recognize the important work of these partners.

Named after the founder of Operation Lifesaver Canada, the Roger Cyr Award for Rail Safety was first awarded in 1981. It recognizes the Rail Safety Ambassadors who contribute to promoting rail safety in Canada, and encourages others to do the same.
The award is not only a chance to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Operation Lifesaver partners and Rail Safety Ambassadors who make a difference—it also offers us a chance to learn from each other. 

2020 Roger Cyr Award Call for Nominations

Criteria and Qualifications
  • Certified OL presenters and/or volunteers are eligible
  • Nominee(s) must have made an outstanding contribution to rail safety during the previous calendar year through educational, training or community-based programs
How to Make a Nomination
  1. Download the nomination package here
  2. Complete the Roger Cyr Award nomination form included in the package
  3. Email the completed nomination form and supporting documents to Operation Lifesaver at 
Nominations for the 2020 award must be submitted and received by Operation Lifesaver no later than June 30, 2021.

Judging and Presentation
  • The selection panel will consist of members of Operation Lifesaver’s Program Advisory Council
  • The recipient of the award will be announced during Rail Safety Week (September 20-26, 2021)
  • Award presentation arrangements will be made upon notification of the recipient and his or her nominating organization