Teens Against Drunk Driving (TADD) - Manitoba


Teens Against Drinking and Driving (TADD) MB

Administrator: Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA)
Sponsors: Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), The Cooperators
Jurisdiction: Local chapters and high school student councils in Manitoba
Start date: 1986

Background: The primary mission of TADD is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes involving Manitoba teens. T.A.D.D. is not an anti-drinking organization; instead the idea is to encourage young drivers to think before they get behind the wheel after drinking. Students are empowered to deal with these issues in an affirmative manner while celebrating positive lifestyle choices.

Goal: The goal of TADD is to save lives. To achieve this, there are two specific objectives:

1) To promote the goal of TADD in all age groups throughout Manitoba by:
  • Facilitating communication between TADD chapters;
  • Providing available resources and speakers; and,
  • Providing materials for promotion and public awareness.
2) To promote cooperation between TADD and the drinking/driving countermeasures office of the attorney general, the ministry of the solicitor general, the police forces of the province and the appropriate individuals and organizations.

The Program: TADD carries out various awareness projects designed to encourage responsible thinking, including guest speakers at assemblies, mock car crashes, “Day of the Dead”, skits, fundraisers, poster campaigns, presentations to junior high and elementary schools, an online forum for young people to share experiences surrounding impaired driving, online videos about drinking and driving and other events. There are also opportunities for regional events across Manitoba where students meet others who believe in the same cause.

For more information about TADD and/or how to start a chapter in your area see the contact information below:

Contact:

Keith Thomas
Chair

TADD Manitoba
191 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4

Phone: 1-204-233-1595 or toll free (in Manitoba) 1-800-262-8836
Fax: 204-231-1356
Email: tadd@mast.mb.ca
Website: taddmanitoba.com