Our national contest honouring the best crossing guards in Canada returns in fall 2023, with nominations open Sept. 25 to Nov. 17.
Extraordinary crossing guards across Canada are at the front line of children’s safety, providing vigilance, caring and community as children travel to and from school. Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, wants to hear about these unsung community heroes through our Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard contest.
This annual contest was launched in 2005 to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of dynamic crossing guards who help keep our children safe. In 2022, we revived the contest after a pandemic shutdown, thanks to our exclusive road-safety partnership with Desjardins Insurance.
Three crossing guards in Canada will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Each winning guard receives $500, as does each of their schools. Anyone from a parent to a teacher, principal or community member can make the nomination, using the online submission form below.
Nominators will be asked to describe why their guard deserves recognition and you can upload up to four supporting documents, such as photos or a child’s drawing.
To support you in promoting the contest in your community, we’ve created a downloadable poster that you’ll find in the Resources section of this website below.
Nominations open on Monday, Sept. 25 and close on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023.
History of Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard contest
Parachute, Canada’s national charity dedicated to injury prevention, launched Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest in 2005 to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of dynamic crossing guards who help keep our children safe.
To date, Canada’s Favourite Crossing Guard Contest has honoured 48 crossing guards nationwide.