Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could improve the world around us – if we could make it a better place for ourselves and loved ones? And yet, we are overcome by how hard we think that would be.

Today, I’m writing to tell you it’s not hard at all. By supporting the vital work of MADD Canada, you can reach out to tens of thousands of victims/survivors and help to protect our streets from the senseless crime of impaired driving. You can improve our world!

Sadly, on average, four Canadians are killed on our streets every day as the result of impaired driving and another 175 are injured. We need your help to change these statistics and continue our efforts to improve our world.

I hope we can count on you today to support our vital work. Here are just some of the ways your support will help us in our work to:

  1. Eliminate impaired driving by:
    1. Identifying/promoting effective public policies and legislative reforms especially concerning drugs and driving;
    2. Promoting evidence-based anti-impaired driving technologies such as roadside saliva tests for drug impairment.
  2. Provide caring and compassionate services by:
    1. Reaching out and serving more victims and survivors.
  3. Make every Canadian safe from impaired driving through public education initiatives by:
    1. Shifting attitudes and behaviours about impaired driving especially toward marijuana and driving, with a focus on youth;
    2. Promoting ways the public can report impaired driving by implementing a Canada-wide plan for Campaign 911.

Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. It can be done as easily as donating to MADD Canada.

When you consider the statistics that tell us 30,000 lives have been saved since 1982 thanks to efforts made in the fight against impaired driving, there can be no doubt: Together, we improve the world!

People, just like you, help us provide counselling and information to 20,000 victims of impaired driving who desperately need our support; make it possible for us to educate the next generation about the perils and consequences of impaired driving through our powerful School Assembly Program; help us increase awareness among all Canadians with initiatives like Project Red Ribbon and Campaign 911.

Now, with a new year upon us, we must work even harder to build on these successes and we need your support to do just that.

Your gift today will improve the world around us. It will keep the fight against impaired driving going strong and make the world a better place for you, your loved ones, and all Canadians.

I wish you and your family a safe and happy New Year.

Angeliki Souranis
National President
MADD Canada