Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?

Many of us do. The beginning of the year is a good time to focus on improving our lives and making the world a better place. Of course, resolutions can be hard to keep…

…but there is one resolution you can make today that’s so easy to keep and will make a lasting impact on countless lives – resolve to support MADD Canada.

Your resolution – the strength of your commitment to stop impaired driving – shows Canadians the tenderness and kindness in your heart. It identifies you as someone who cares.

As a result of donor support, we contributed to and supported two federal Bills, educated youth about the perils of impaired driving, and reached out to victims and survivors who desperately sought our help.

But a new year has begun and we need your commitment, your gift to take our successes even further.

We’ve made a list of resolutions to guide us through 2017. With caring friends like you by our side, MADD Canada resolves to:

  • Strengthen our commitment to the more than 20,000 victims and survivors of impaired driving who will turn to MADD Canada in 2017 – last year, we expanded and re-organized Victim Services in our Western, Ontario and Atlantic Regions – adding support to victims and Victim Services Volunteers.
  • Continue our push for stronger impaired driving laws with a key focus on drug-impaired driving and the need for new roadside testing measures. MADD Canada will visit Members of Parliament and demonstrate that technology to conduct inexpensive roadside tests to detect drugs is already available.
  • Promote our Campaign 911 program in communities across Canada, and expand our efforts to educate people about the dangers of boating while impaired.
  • Teach one million students about the dangers of alcohol and drugs and the consequences of driving impaired through more than 2,000 School Assembly Program presentations.
  • Make every Canadian safer from impaired driving through public education initiatives such as Project Red Ribbon.

Each one of our resolutions for 2017 is geared to saving lives on our streets and supporting the victims of this violent and senseless crime. I hope you will stand with us today and resolve to make the fight against impaired driving your priority.

Every year, Canadians make resolutions. These promises we make are a commitment to a better life, a better world.

They are a chance to show ourselves and those around us the kindness and tenderness we hold in our heart.

To honour our vital resolutions this year, we must raise $6.5 million for crucial programs and services. Please send your generous gift today.

Thank you so much and a happy, safe New Year to you and yours.

Patricia Hynes-Coates
National President
MADD Canada