Each year arrive alive DRIVE SOBER hosts an annual conference or workshop for like-minded colleagues. The location alternates from inside the GTA to various regions each year. This year we co-host the workshop with Action Sudbury at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury on October 6th and 7th.  Find out more about the workshop in our “Upcoming Events” section.

Join us: 2019 Registration Form

Schedule (Tentative)


12:00PM-6:00PM Registration

1:00PM-2:30PM AADS Annual Meeting

3:30PM-5:30PM Youth Workshop

6:00PM-9:00PM Reception / Displays


7:00AM-8:45AM Registration and Breakfast

8:45AM-9:00AM Opening Remarks

Anne Leonard, President, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

Paul Pedersen, Chief, Greater Sudbury Police Service

9:00AM-9:20AM Victim Impact Statement

Jaymie-Lyne Hancock, Action Sudbury

9:20AM-10:00AM Action Sudbury – 35 Years of Education and Engagement

Ron Roy, President, Action Sudbury

10:00AM-10:40AM ATVs / Rural Policing

Sgt. Paul Potter, Provincial Motorcycle Coordinator, Ontario Provincial Police

Sgt. Andy Bishop, Northeast SAVE Team, Ontario Provincial Police

10:40AM-10:55AM Break

10:55AM-11:35AM Impaired Driving Statistics

Devon Valentine, Research Associate, Traffic Injury Research Foundation

11:35AM-12:45PM Lunch and Presentation of Peter Wong Award

12:45PM-1:25PM Detection of Drug-Impaired Drivers

Karen Woodall, Professor of Forensic Toxicology, University of Toronto

1:25PM-2:05PM Arrest of Drug-Impaired Drivers

Chris Clement, Drug Recognition Expert, GSPS

2:05PM-2:20PM Break

2:20PM-3:00PM Prosecution of Drug-Impaired Drivers

Leonard Kim, Assistant Crown Attorney, Ministry of the Attorney General

3:00PM-3:40PM The State of Alcohol and Cannabis in Ontario

Harry Gousopoulos, Director, Corporate Affairs and Governance,

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

340-345 Closing remarks

Anne Leonard, President, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER