Crossing Guard Information

Crossing Guard Information
Posted on 09/01/2017
How to advocate for a Crossing Guard 

The City of Ottawa determines which intersections in Ottawa warrant a Crossing Guard, based on funding. The Ottawa Safety Council then hires, trains equips and manages the Crossing Guards for these intersections!

Parents, school faculty, and concerned citizens often approach us about having a Guard placed at an intersection.  We encourage all of these suggestions to be sent to the City via 

The City collects a list of these suggested intersections throughout the year, until a cut-off date of March 31st.  Over the months of April, May & June they conduct different studies at the intersections on their lists (I.e., speed studies, stopping compliance studies, hazards) as well as pedestrian counts.  The City then looks at all relevant data and determines a score for the intersection.  

Suggested intersections and any supporting data can be sent directly to

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