Young Professionals’ Committee (YPC)

About Us, Mission and Goals

About Us

The Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) is a sub-committee of the Canadian Association of Road Safety
Professionals (CARSP) and involves a multidisciplinary group of students and young professionals working across
Canada in road safety. YPC members' backgrounds range from engineering, injury prevention, public policy,
safety programming, outreach, medicine, and psychology. We aim to improve road safety in Canada and
support the next generation of road safety professionals by building capacity and connecting individuals who
are interested in this field. We also want to hear from Canada’s youth (ages 16 to 29) about their efforts to
improve road safety. So, if you, or your organization, are interested in learning more, please connect with us!

Mission Statement

To reduce the incidence of road traffic related injuries and fatalities of Canadians and to build capacity for the
road safety profession by generating awareness, advocating for evidence-based public policy and programming,
and maintaining a national network of young road safety professionals.

Goals

The YPC aims to achieve the following goals:

  1. To generate awareness of road safety issues affecting youth in Canada, and to advocate for evidencebased public policy and programming in support of improved road safety with federal, provincial, and municipal governments, and non-governmental agencies, associations, and organizations.
  2. To establish a national network of young Canadian road safety professionals (ages 16 to 29) that advocate for young people and support youth-oriented road safety events across Canada.
  3. To promote and increase awareness of the 2020 Global Youth Statement for Road Safety among federal and provincial policy makers as well as the general public.