Educational Material for High School Students

The SAAQ offers teaching tools to high school teachers, police forces as well as other professionals who work with youth in order to bring students to adopt safe behaviour on the road.

Road Safety Ambassadors

The Road Safety Ambassadors program aims to name Secondary 5 students who will become road safety messengers. Peer-to-peer outreach, encouraging safe behaviours and sharing experiences and solutions are at the heart of the program.

It was launched in the Montérégie region in 2013. The initiative, developed by the Agglomération de Longueuil police department, the McGill University Health Centre and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, has led to the deployment of the program throughout Québec.

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The ready-made documents can be easily adapted to fit the reality of each classroom. 

Health care facility visit

It is possible to organize a health care facility visit to educate the ambassadors about the reality of traffic accident victims. 

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Visit to the Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec by the Ambassadors of the École secondaire de Rivière-du-Loup.

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Road Safety Regional Advisors (To Reach Us page, see “Road safety awareness activities”)

The Power to Change Everything

Because a traffic accident can change a life forever, we redouble our efforts when it comes to raising awareness among 16- and 17-year-olds about the dangers of the road.

Designed for Secondary 5 students as well as professionals who work with youth, the Le pouvoir de tout changer ("The Power to Change Everything," available in French only) kit informs young people about the dangers of:

  • impaired driving
  • driver fatigue
  • speed
  • distraction
  • not wearing a seat belt

Contents of the educational kit

The educational material included in the Le pouvoir de tout changer kit is intended for teachers and other professionals who will be leading the activity in a classroom setting. The material includes:

A docufiction

The 18-minute docufiction reflects the world of 16- and 17-year-olds who may find themselves in situations where they are:

  • drivers who have been drinking or using drugs
  • passengers deciding whether to get into a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs
  • friends preventing someone who has been drinking or using drugs from getting behind the wheel

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Le pouvoir de tout changer (in French only)

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The video serves to spark group discussion and provides youth workers and other professionals with a tool that can be used as part of their awareness-raising efforts.

A DVD version is also available.

Facilitator's guide

The guide (PDF, 1.9 Mo) proposes ideas to help the person leading the activity encourage students to share their reactions to the docufiction.

The guide is provided with the DVD version.

Also available

Video testimonials

The Power to Change Everything website presents 7 video testimonials: 4 of first responders and 3 of victims. These video clips last approximately 2 minutes each and can be viewed by the students on their own time, outside of regular classroom hours.

The Pacte pour la vie document ("pact for life," available in French only)

To motivate students to adopt responsible behaviour on the road, we created the pact for life.

By signing it, they make a commitment never to drive while impaired by alcohol, drugs or fatigue and never to get into a car with a driver who is or may be impaired.

The Pacte pour la vie (PDF, 356.9 ko)This file does not meet the Web accessibility standard. document can be downloaded without the rest of the educational kit, printed and distributed to each student.

Le pouvoir de tout changer poster (PDF, 7.6 Mo)This file does not meet the Web accessibility standard. (in French only)

Poster to promote the awareness kit.

For any questions regarding the kit or to order it, write to us.

Une journée à vélo (in French only)

Feel like organizing a bike day for young people between the ages of 10 and 14? The Guide d’organisation d’une randonnée à vélo avec des jeunes (Guide to Organizing a Bike Tour with Young People – in French only) will help you plan a successful day.

Guide to Organizing a Bike Tour with Young People

The Guide d’organisation d’une randonnée à vélo avec des jeunes (PDF, 949.6 ko) (Guide to Organizing a Bike Tour with Young People – in French only) was specifically designed for teachers, physical educators and recreation instructors.

The guide lists:

  • the principal steps to planning a bike tour
  • safe practices
  • tips from specialists to organize a short bike tour (one day or less)
  • preparations with regard to:
    • equipment
    • roadside repairs
    • food

Use the Carnet du participant (participant notebook) included with the guide to encourage your students to take part in organizing the bike tour.

Last update: July  5, 2022