The Road Safety and Injury Prevention Ambassadors Program comprises three elements:

  1. Young Ambassadors tour the MGH Trauma Centre;
  2. In class, they present the trauma tour to their peers, and give them various road safety and injury prevention tips;
  3. They obtain a certificate.

This program was created in partnership with the Longeuil Police Service (SPAL) and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ). In 2015, it received provincial recognition with the “Award of Excellence for the best prevention program in partnership” at the Intersection policière Gala.

Trauma Centre Tour

The Montreal General Hospital Trauma Centre Tour gives young people the opportunity to witness what a trauma patient admitted to the emergency room goes through: resuscitation, surgery, rehabilitation, etc.

Most of all, the goal is for young people to see the consequences of so-called “risky” behaviour, and learn how to identify and reduce these behaviours in order to lower their risk of trauma.

For example, they witness the re-enactment of life-saving medical procedures, hear testimonials from trauma survivors, and get a closer look at the work of various health professionals. Typically, we visit the following areas: the resuscitation room in the emergency room where a scenario is staged, the CT scan room, the operating room, and the intensive care unit. Lastly, we discuss the importance of blood banks, tissue and organ donations.

Class Presentations and Certificate

Then, back in the classroom, the Young Ambassadors share their visit in the form of a presentation. They then teach their peers about road safety and injury prevention. The program is flexible regarding delivery. For example, Youth Ambassadors can use available presentation templates or create their own interactive presentations and activities; presentations can be given throughout the school year or just once. In addition, all activities must be supervised by school staff.

In the end, all Ambassadors who have completed their presentations will receive an official certificate.

How do I register?

In order to register for the program, please follow these steps:

  1. Check available dates by email: codetrauma@muhc.mcgill.ca;
  2. Choose a date;
  3. Print out the consent form and have students and parents sign it before the Trauma Centre Tour;
  4. Scan and email us the consent forms;
  5. Send us a list of students who will be attending the visit (Excel format);
  6. Before the visit, give the students the link to the Pre-Visit Form questionnaire and give them sufficient time to answer the questions;
  7. After the visit, give the students the link to the Post-Visit evaluation and give them sufficient time to complete it;


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