We are pleased to offer Educational Sessions* as part of our 2023 Annual Meeting program. Subject matter experts will present on a variety of road safety initiatives including emerging issues our members are facing.
The educational sessions will be held on Monday, July 17.
Road Safety - Working Together through Collaboration and Innovation | 11:00 - 12:00 noon
Description The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 was proclaimed by a UN General Assembly Resolution with a target to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 50 per cent by 2030, recognizing the gravity of this global issue. The Decade of Action is underpinned by the Global Plan, launched Oct. 28, 2021, which aims to inspire and guide national and local government, as well other stakeholders who can influence road safety. Through advocating for the Safe System Approach and providing recommendations based on best practices and research, the plan is an important resource both within Canada and abroad.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Global Plan, including the key priority areas within the global plan and efforts Parachute in partnership with CARSP and many other organizations will be leading in Canada. Presenter, Valerie Smith, Director, Programs, Parachute and President of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals will also discuss how road safety needs to be integrated into other policy agendas such as climate action, health, and equity, to increase its reach and influence.
Description Insights from a Pilot of a Virtual Driving Assessment: This presentation will share the findings of a pilot project conducted in Manitoba. The presenter will share information on their experience with piloting a new road safety technology, drivers’ experience with it, and the correlation between performance on the virtual assessment and real-world outcomes.
Moderator Amy Miller, Assistant Deputy Minister and Superintendent of Motor Vehicles RoadSafetyBC | Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Understanding Labour Market Challenges in Trucking - Identifying Opportunities for Increased Collaboration | 13:30-15:00
Description Through a moderated discussion, panel members will discuss the labour challenges facing the trucking industry, the importance of collaboration, and opportunities to understand perspectives.
Speakers Melanie Vanstone, Director General, Multi-Modal and Road Safety Programs Transport Canada
Craig Faucette, Chief Program Officer Trucking HR
Mike Millian, President Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC)
Jonathan Blackham, Director, Policy and Public Affairs Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)
Moderator Lynn Varty, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Policy Division Alberta Ministry of Transportation and Economic Corridors
Digital Transformation - Opportunity and Risk | 15:30-17:00
Description Advances in technologies have challenged jurisdictions to look at new ways to deliver services. Presenters will share how digital transformation is impacting their approaches to delivering services.
Speakers Joni Brennan, President Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
Mike Bannister, Director of Digital Government Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Chrissy Nizer, Administrator Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration
Moderator Kwei Quaye, Vice President, Traffic Safety, Driver and Support Services, Auto Fund Saskatchewan Government Insurance