The Ontario Road Safety Resource is designed to help reach out to young people and provide the life skills they need to be safe pedestrians, passengers, riders and drivers to prevent collisions. This educational website provides principals, teachers, public health practitioners and community leaders with Ontario curriculum-based materials to teach and promote road safety.
To help you help your students learn about road safety, the resource contains lesson plans with cross-curricular links to literacy, health, physical education, media and the arts.
View lesson plans for:
- Primary (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
- Junior (Grades 4 to 6)
- Intermediate (Grades 7 and 8)
- Secondary (Grades 9 to 12)
Lesson plans can include printables, materials lists, assessment rubrics and accompanying video.
School-based learning programs and campaigns as well as community involvement are key elements of an integrated approach to reducing road-related injuries and fatalities. The resource also provides tools to assist in integrating the greater school community by offering:
- Community-based project ideas with supporting references and documents for easy implementation
- Marketing campaigns for schools and communities
- Active, innovative and practical topics related to road safety
- Full-day and week-long campaigns with a variety of activities, step-by-step instructions, checklists and ideas for community involvement
The Ministry of Education’s goal of promoting student well-being emphasizes the need to focus not just on academic success but also on the whole child – their cognitive, emotional, social and physical development.
Physical Activity contributes to well-being and is part of a healthy school. Sample strategies and activities related to Active Transportation are included in the Physical Activity section of each lesson plan.
The current Ontario Road Safety Resource was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) and CAA South Central Ontario (CAA).
For more than 115 years, CAA has made advocacy for safer roads a guiding principle for its members and the general public. The Ontario Road Safety Resource aims to make students active participants in their safety on the road and in school zones, as drivers, passengers and pedestrians. With increased traffic – especially around schools – safety and security for children and their families travelling to and from school is more relevant than ever.
Ophea is a not-for-profit organization that champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy, and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living.
As a leader and advocate for road safety and mobility, CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club which represents the interests of 2 million members. For over a century, CAA has collaborated with communities, police services and governments to help keep drivers and their families safe while travelling on our roads.
CAA continues to be a strong advocate for school zone safety. It operates a number of education and awareness programs geared towards keeping students safe on their way to and from school, and in school zones including its CAA School Safety Patrol® program, the Ontario Road Safety Resource (ORSR) and work done through various committees.
About the CAA School Safety Patrol Program
Created in 1929, the CAA School Safety Patrol program has run in partnership with police services, school boards, teachers, bus consortiums and student volunteers. The program was developed to protect and educate elementary school children on safe road-crossing practices.
With more traffic than ever before, CAA School Safety Patrollers keep their peers safe in school zones and on school buses in over 900 schools across Ontario.
Learn more about School Zone Safety.
Learn more about CAA School Safety Patrol.