NORTH GRENVILLE, ON - The Municipality of North Grenville is pleased to announce that the Police Services Board is the successful recipient of the Road Safety Community Partnership Program (RSCPP) in the amount of $8,700.
The purpose of the grant from the Ministry of Transportation is to further advance its Road Safety Campaign by engaging with the community on key priorities such as speeding, impaired driving and active transportation.
“Road Safety has been a key priority for residents and businesses in North Grenville,” emphasized Mayor Nancy Peckford. “The Police Services Board, in partnership with the Municipality, has endeavoured to facilitate increased public awareness around key road safety issues.”
“One of the priorities of this grant will be sharing road safety messages in both English and French to better serve our growing bilingual community,” highlighted Deputy Mayor John Barclay and Chair of the North Grenville Police Services Board.
North Grenville has seen a 10% increase in French as its first official language as evidenced in the 2021 Census Profile.
“North Grenville has two dynamic French language school boards in the community, along with a growing Francophone population. Consequently, the North Grenville Police Services Board would like to ensure crucial Road Safety information is available in both official languages. This grant will enable us to do that,” added Mayor Peckford.
The goal of the Road Safety Community Partnership Program is to support focused outreach for sub-populations such as rural, urban, Francophone, Indigenous communities, newcomers, seniors, teens, children as week as parents/caregivers. The objective is to positively influence transportation user behaviour and raise awareness of initiatives that address priority issues such as pedestrian safety, distracted driving, impaired driving and cycling safety and keep Ontario’s roads safe.
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