Conference 2018

Registration is now open for the Arrive Alive Conference 2018 (formerly known as Countermeasures) from October 28th-29th, 2018 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. This year’s conference theme “Legalization: Our New Reality”, will continue the conversation from our joint conference with the South West Injury Prevention Network in 2017 (“On the Road to Cannabis Legalization: A Joint Effort”). This conference is anticipated to be the first road safety conference post-cannabis legalization and will be the perfect opportunity to hear from experts as they share knowledge & insights into current legislation, drug-impaired driving research, enforcement, cannabis sales, and best practice education initiatives to bring back to your communities.

The 2017 conference sold out, so make sure you register early to reserve your spot!

To register for our conference, please visit our Eventbrite page here:

Early bird rate of $100 available until August 31st, 2018 (Regular rate of $130). After August 31st, 2018, register 3 or more delegates from one group and get a discounted rate of $100 per delegate.

Current Schedule:

  • Arrive Alive General Meeting – Sunday October 28th, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Networking Event with Exhibitor Tables – Sunday October 28th, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Speakers & Exhibitor tables – Monday October 29th, 2018, 8:00am – 3:30 pm

Our expert speakers will share insights, research, statistics, best practices, and prevention strategies from across Ontario and Canada. Confirmed Speakers so far:

  • Doug Beirness, Subject Matter Expert: Impaired Driving, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
  • Robyn Robertson, President & CEO, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)
  • Christine Wickens, Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  • Lori Wright, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), Thunder Bay Police Service
  • Alex Kelly, Director, Vision Zero Advocate Institute
  • Matt Evans, Executive Director, Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID)
  • Valerie Smith, Director, Solutions, Parachute Canada
  • Don Cooley, Manager, Community Justice and Diversion, Operation Springboard
  • Michael Stewart, Program Director, arrive alive DRIVE SOBER

Accommodations can be made with the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale via the link below. Book through this portal to get our conference rate of $149 a night!

More details will be shared as they become available. Stay tuned for more information!

Visit for more information and last year’s presentations.

Each year, the Arrive Alive Conference brings together like-minded professionals in various areas which include: government, police, public health, workplace training, rehabilitation, and community groups to share information about the most current penalties, legislation, regulations, and challenges around impaired driving.

2017 Conference:

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the arrive alive DRIVE SOBER® & The Southwest Injury Prevention Network combined conference, “On The Road To Cannabis Legalization: A Joint Effort”. This conference saw 220 delegates in the room on Tuesday October 24th to hear from speakers as they shared their knowledge & insights into upcoming legalization of cannabis, impaired driving by both alcohol & drugs, and discuss road safety strategies to prevent injuries & save lives on our roads.

 Speakers included:

    • Steven Del Duca, Minister, Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (video greeting)
    • Daniel Vigil, Program Manager, Marijuana Health Monitoring and Research Program – Colorado Public Health
    • Jessica Neuwirth, Retail Marijuana Education & Youth Prevention Coordinator – Colorado Public Health
    • Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization Secretariat – Health Canada
    • Ryan Freeston, Director of Policy & Program Development with the Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat – Ministry of the Attorney General
    • Steve Brown, Research Associate – Traffic Injury Research Foundation
    • Sergeant Dave Wallbank, – Ontario Provincial Police
    • Diane Bradford, Manager, Regional Trauma Program – Windsor Regional Hospital
    • Brandon Batey, Trauma Program – London Health Science Centre
    • MC – Pamela Fuselli, Vice-president, Knowledge & Stakeholder Relations – Parachute

 If you are interested in seeing the presentations from our, please visit our Google Drive