RSIP-E&A projects

The following tables set out the projects that have been approved for Rail Safety Improvement Program, education and awareness (RSIP-E&A) funding, by province:

Saskatchewan

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
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Total federal contribution
(up to)
Great Sandhills Railway Working in collaboration with the Province of Saskatchewan to identify high-risk areas in the province, this project will travel to and reach out to targeted audiences using the Safety Train, a moving train constituted of a locomotive and three railcars. After making presentations and distributing material provided by Operation Lifesaver, along with newly created educational and awareness materials, the target audience will go on a train ride to get a better feel for its size and power, encouraging them to take rail safety more seriously. $200,000 $200,000 $400,000

Ontario

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
Operation Lifesaver The Project will involve delivering a nationwide, public information and education campaign dedicated to the reduction of railway-grade crossing collisions and trespassing incidents on railway property, particularly in high-risk areas. The Project will involve the creation of education and awareness materials, tools and activities, as well as a communication and outreach strategy based on cutting-edge technology. $500,000 2018-2019
$500,000

2019-2020
$500,000
$1,500,000
City of Windsor This project will address railway safety education and awareness by creating a vast marketing campaign using social medias and a dedicated webpage, billboard placements, posters on buses, rack card distribution, pre-show advertisements at the local Cineplex Theatres, holding news conferences, campaign video playing in community centres, library branches and on the local community cable station. These initiatives will have a Regional impact as it will also reach the surrounding communities in Essex County. $37,800 $7,200 $45,000
Parachute Through the development of partnerships, this project will allow growth in the number and capacity of local communities committed to rail safety education and awareness across Canada. The Recipient will reach out broadly through their established network of designated Safe Communities and community partners to identify four communities, potentially in three Provinces, who will receive targeted support that will include tools and resources to help communities join the Vision Zero movement. In addition, the rail safety toolkit, resources and educational messages will be promoted broadly to the Recipient's 7,000+ stakeholder's network for uptake during Rail Safety Week, and tied to Safe Kids Week and National Teen Driver Safety Week. $80,000 $26,000 $106,000
Safe Rail Communities This project will be implemented through different initiatives, such as local and national community outreach activities, collaborative work with York University on the improvement and promotion of a rail safety app (MySafeRailApp), the development and promotion of a Rail Safety Toolkit to include print and electronic materials to inform and educate local residents and school children as well as various communication activities (workshops, social media, email campaigns, etc.) promoting the above mentioned initiatives. The Recipient will also research, develop and implement a First Nations outreach strategy in collaboration with the First Nation Communities across the country. Existing communication materials will be enhanced, and current materials from Operation Lifesaver will support these initiatives. $6,491 $5,753 $12,244

Quebec

Applicant Project Federal contribution 2017-18
(up to)
Federal contribution 2018-19 for two-year projects
(up to)
Total federal contribution
(up to)
Canadian Railroad Historical Association The project is to develop and implement two circuits of exploration on rail safety, in the form of a rally, one accessible inside all year round which has about 100 stationary cars and another outside where there are tracks, rail crossings and trains either moving or stationary, which allows for interactive activities in real-life situations like respecting rail crossings and signage, the safe way to move around the trains, the appreciation of the greatness of a train and better understand the perspective of train operator. This project will be implemented on the site of Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum in Saint-Constant in Quebec. $16,392 $0.00 $16,392
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