MADD Canada helps victims/survivors pay tribute to their loved ones or recognize injuries they themselves or their loves one have suffered through a variety of memorial and tribute efforts. These memorials and tributes give a voice to those who have been affected by impaired driving, acknowledge the losses they have suffered and help bring the personal and human realities of impaired driving to a society numbed by statistics and headlines.
MADD Canada’s On-Line Victims’ Tributes has been created out of a profound commitment to and respect for those whose lives have been changed forever as a result of impaired driving. Through these personalized tributes, it is our hope to give the victims/survivors of this violent crime both a voice and a face. The tributes contained here have been added at the request of victims/survivors themselves or their families. You can view Victim Tributes here.
Memorial Tribute Fund
Family and friends can set up a Memorial Tribute Fund in memory of their loved one which celebrates and commemorates their life. The Memorial Tribute Fund in memory of a loved one is a lasting way to commemorate the life of someone special while raising money to help fight impaired driving and support victims/survivors of this violent crime. For more information, please review Memorial Tribute Fund (PDF)
MADD Canada National/Traveling Memorial Wall
The Memorial Wall at MADD Canada’s National Office is a lasting and moving tribute to those who have been killed or injured in an impaired driving crash. Photographs of victims/survivors line the walls and common meeting rooms under a banner stating “We Remember.” This beautiful tribute honours all victims/survivors of impaired driving and serves as a powerful symbol of our commitment to stop impaired driving and to support victims/survivors of this violent crime. MADD Canada also has a Travelling Wall which is prominent at our National Conference for Victims of Impaired Driving and in the community to raise awareness about the impact of this violent crime. Please send an unframed, colour or black and white photograph (5×7) of you or your loved one to the MADD Canada National Office.
Roadside/White Cross Memorials
In some provinces, families may be able to apply to have a White Cross or Roadside Memorial erected in memory of their loved one. The cross or road sign that is placed at roadside marks the site where an individual has been innocently killed because of drug and/or alcohol impairment. The cross or road sign serves as a constant reminder of the life-altering/life ending effects of this 100% preventable crime. Crosses and road signs are only available in some provinces and can only be installed on provincial highways. Proof of a conviction of an impairment related offence is mandatory. In some cases, municipalities have agree to install road signs. Requests can be made and decisions are made on a case by case basis.
MADD Canada Provincial Monuments
In some provinces, MADD Canada has created a Provincial Monument to honour those impacted by impaired driving. Names of those killed are engraved on the Monuments to honour their memories and educate the public about the risks of impaired driving. Third-party documentation of the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is required for a Tribute and the Memorial Walls. For the Provincial Monuments and Road Signs/Crosses, criteria may be stricter. Documentation may be a newspaper article, police report, etc. Without documentation, we are not able to proceed.
How to get more information about MADD Canada’s Memorials and Tributes