Listed here are some of OSAID's most notable achievements over the last quarter of a century
Incorporated December 1, 1987
1988 – students, teachers, police & government join to create OSAID
OSAID becomes a registered Canadian Charity, 1991
Newsletter “Lifeline” established and sent to all Ontario high schools
1st Provincial Conference with 150 delegates
Head Office established/Coordinator hired
Startup Book/Orientation Manual and Resource Book created
Lifesaver Agreement designed and available to parents and students
Newsletter receives national distribution requests
Total of twelve (12) students representing regions of the province added to OSAID-Inc.
Media coverage begins on the major TV networks
OSAID presents at D/D Countermeasures Conference
Posters “Preserve the Wild Life”, “Don’t Be a Loser”, and “Control” created
1990 membership is up to 500 chapters throughout Ontario
OSAID presents to Ontario Hydro Employees Health and Safety Division, at the Toronto Head Office and other major plant locations
OSAID film “Life of the Party” nominated for best short educational film
Pamphlet created to reach non-student population
Joined OCCID – Ontario Community Council on Impaired Driving
OSAID Public Service Announcement TV broadcast aired on all networks in Ontario
First Designated Driver Wallet Card created
Provincial awareness campaign “Sober Suds” (car wash) created
Twelve regional networking/workshops established across Ontario to allow local chapters to gather ideas and resources appropriate to the needs of that region
“Drive Straight” radio PSA launched
OSAID represented at Molson Indy
Much Music promotion of Program and Film
“Partners in Safety Annual Banquet” started in 1992
In excess of 500 presentations conducted at school assemblies, community groups etc.
French Liason Representative and First Nation Liason Representatives created
New Christmas TV PSA “Santa Drives With Deers Not Beers”
Staff Advisor Manual created “Are We Having Fun Yet?” – first bilingual publication
Poster “Last Call” created
Provincial Conference established as annual event
Two provincial fundraising campaigns for Nissan 200SX
1998 partnership with MTO and Arrive Alive to produce first of iDrive presentations
OSAID and Bacchus hold 1999 CYAID National Conference in Ottawa
The first CYAID National Awareness Day is Tuesday October 5, 1999
AVIVA Canada becomes the first core corporate sponsor of OSAID Inc.
New OSAID Website is developed and focuses on ‘Brand –OSAID’.
MTO has 23 I-Drive presentations throughout Ontario’s OSAID Chapters.
MTO Road Safety Award is given to president Tom Burmaster by Minister Takhar.
OSAID receives a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the OSAID Ambassador Programme
OSAID becomes LBCO’s month of May’s Donation Box target.
LCBO assists in the production of 50,000 Call Me Cards and Contracts distributed across Ontario.
Many partnerships with Public Health Units and Police Services are built or renewed with OSAID.
In 2006, Crash Zero campaign is started.
IBAO launches province-wide OSAID Safe Driving radio PSA across Ontario and provides funding for the OSAID student planning leadership building sessions.
In 2007,The OSAID Ambassador Programme has expanded membership.
Transport Canada and MTO selects OSAID director Nicki LaCroix to attend Global Road Safety Conference in Geneva Switzerland and represent OSAID at the National Road Safety Conference in Montreal.
NISSAN Canada donates 2007 Versa to OSAID for promotional events and school presentations.
OSAID Inc. coordinator, Matt Evans, is the recipient of MTO Road Safety Achievement-Professional in May in Toronto.
Brittany Beatty displays the OSAID Logo on her kart which she frequently races in tournaments such as the Canadian Rookie Karting Series.
Alternate Reps are renamed Associate Reps and given a more active role in the organization.