School Safety

CAA sends School Safety Patrol volunteers to National We Day in Ottawa.


Fifteen hard working student volunteers with the CAA School Safety Patrol program will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend National We Day, a star-studded celebration of youth volunteerism. The children, nominated by their teachers and peers, will join tens of thousands of youth in the Nation’s Capital to listen to inspiring speakers and see performances by award-winning artists. 

Jennifer Botterill, three-time Olympic Gold medalist in women’s hockey, will share her story on the We Day stage about her experience as a patroller and how the program helped develop her leadership skills.

We Day is an event that recognizes and celebrates youth volunteerism. CAA is a sponsor of We Day for the second year in a row. Last year, CAA patrollers experienced an outstanding lineup of speakers and performers, such as Martin Sheen, Shawn Desman and Kardinal Offishall. 

About the program

The CAA School Safety Patrol program is a partnership between CAA, the police, school boards, teachers, parents and over 70,000 dedicated student volunteers who give millions of hours of volunteer time each year to ensure their peers remain safe at road crossings and on school buses across the country.

CAA’s School Safety Patrol program has been in operation for over 80 years. The program teaches students about road safety, citizenship, and teamwork and provides an opportunity for youth to develop into leaders and role models within their school community.

For further information on School Safety Patrol programs in your community, please contact your local CAA club.