About Us


Brian J Patterson

Brian J. Patterson

President & CEO

The Ontario Safety League was formed in 1913 by a group of business and community leaders in response to the  increasing threats to public safety brought about by the automobile.  The mission was to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and destruction on Ontario’s roads through public education and safety awareness.

Ontario Safety League’s mandate continues to be safety through education.

Today, the League is recognized as one of North America’s leading traffic safety organizations.  It provides the general public with safety information and safety-based programs, including Elmer the Safety Elephant for children, and a range of innovative safety courses and services for the transportation industry.

The Ontario Safety League is a registered not-for-profit charity: # 10780 0542 RT0001.

We accept donations and sponsorship directly or via our DONATIONS area on our website


Thank You to Canada Cartage for your generosity and continued support of our Air Brake Instructor program over the years!

Congratulations on your over 100 years in business! ...... a fantastic achievement!


The OSL would like to thank Canadian Tire for generously supporting us through our 100th Anniversary and subsequent years. Canadian Tire created these Safety videos.

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