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Helmets on Kids

The program, initiated in the London area in 2002, was started as a joint project of OTLA and of the Brain Injury Association of London and Region, and presented helmets to students of the Thames Valley District School Board. Since its inception, the Helmets on Kids campaign has presented over 30,000 helmets to children in need.

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About the Program

This program is intended to put a helmet on the head of every child who needs one, and provides education and awareness about bicycle helmet use. Local members of OTLA give generously to organize community partnerships and fund the cost of the bike helmets.


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Helmets Across the Province

Over the years, OTLA members have expanded the Helmets on Kids campaign to cities and regions across the province including Aurora, Barrie, Belleville, Burlington, Chatham, Haliburton, Kitchener, LindsayLondon, Milton, Mississauga, North Bay, Ottawa, Peel, Sarnia, Simcoe, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Windsor. The program continues to expand each year.

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MTO Road Safety Achievement Award

In June, OTLA was recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for the impact of the Helmets on Kids campaign. OTLA Director and Helmets on Kids Committee member Laura Hillyer accepted the Annual Road Safety Achievement Award for Corporate Leadership in Road Safety on behalf of our organization. This honour is a welcome indication of the positive effect we are having on our community, and it inspires our continued dedication to the cause.

Laura Hillyer accepts MTO safety award on behalf of OTLA