Strides For Change

MADD Canada's Signature 5KM Walk / Run


Our National Strides for Change Event Is Going Virtual!

MADD Canada’s National Strides for Change (originally slated to be part of the Mississauga Marathon in 2020) has been cancelled due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make Strides for Change on our own! 

We are excited to announce a virtual Strides for Change run/walk which will held throughout the month of September!

You choose the day in September that best fits your schedule, choose your location and distance!  Register via our great online event platform (created by our friends at Gigit)!  Then start encouraging family, friends and coworkers to support your run/walk!

Impaired driving kills hundreds of people and injures tens of thousands each year. Our National Strides for Change is held annually to help raise awareness and funds to prevent impaired driving and to support victims and survivors.

Your efforts, and the support from those pledging you, will help us continue our awarenesseducation and public policy efforts to stop impaired driving, and our victim services programs in support of those individuals and families who have been so tragically impacted by this terrible crime.

Silent Auction Coming Soon!

We are also pleased to announce that our silent auction – one of the biggest attractions at our Strides for Change event – is also going virtual! Stay tuned for more details and a list of the amazing items up for grabs!

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Sign up to participate in a walk near you!

Local Chapters hold this event from spring to late fall. See the calendar for a list of local event dates and locations.

Don’t live near a Strides for Change site? Be a Personal Walker!

Even if you can’t be at one of our walk sites, you can still be a personal walker from anywhere, 24 hours a day. Or you can simply make a charitable donation to help support Strides for Change.

Did you know that impaired driving is Canada’s leading cause of criminal death?

It doesn’t have to be that way. Since MADD Canada began its work in 1982, more than 34,000 lives have been saved due to reductions in alcohol-related fatal crashes. All it takes is your support! We have a long way to go however as an average of 4 Canadians are killed and 175 Canadians are injured EACH and EVERY day as a result of crashes where alcohol and/or drugs were present. We can make our communities safer!

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Set Up Volunteers – individuals to set up tents, tables, signs, banners, water stations etc.

Clean Up Volunteers– individuals to tear down the event site at the completion of the event.

Greeters– Energetic individuals to welcome participants and volunteers to the event. Direct to registration and answer questions.

Course Marshals – Individuals to place safety cones, kilometre marker sponsors and additional signage along the route. Set up water station and turn around point. Individuals will be placed strategically along the route to help direct participants during the race.

Food and Beverage – Individuals to help set up food and beverage stations, serve and replenish food items throughout the event.

Finish Line- Enthusiastic individuals to assist at the finish line handing out medals and water to participants.

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