Safe Rail Communities is a not-for-profit community initiative with a national scope. Since March 2014, we've been raising awareness about the transport by rail of dangerous goods, and advocating for safe, transparent, and regulated rail. Join us for an evening of comedy with our special host and Junction neighbour, Steve Patterson.
Please Join Us!
On Saturday June 3rd, from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Safe Rail Communities will be holding their 3rd annual Family Fundraiser at Vine Avenue Parkette. Please see attached poster for details.
Please register to participate in our popular hoop-a-thon. You may collect sponsorships or make a direct donation using this https://www.payit2.com/fundraiser/92173.
Anyone can help raise funds to support our work in advocating for greater transparency and safeguards with respect to the transport by rail of dangerous goods.
If you don't have a hoop, borrow one of ours.
We will have various hoop sizes, and will be offeringhooping lessons.
You can also grab a bite to eat from our BBQ, bid on silent auction items generously donated by local businesses, and bring your kids to participate in a number of activities.
Together we can support our community and stand up for safe, transparent, and regulated rail.
For more information about us, please visit our website at www.saferail.ca.
The Safe Rail Communities Team
Safe Rail Communities and Christie Dupont Rail Safety Group (in collaboration with York University's Disaster & Emergency Management Program) are pleased to invite you to a Community Workshop on Rail Safety on Saturday, May 27th, from 1 pm to 4 pm. This event will be held in the auditorium of Christie Gardens at 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto, ON, and will include:
Launch of MySafeRailApp (GTA)*
MySafeRailApp community workshop (tablets will be available at each table but you're welcome to bring your own device to use)
Rail safety discussion on community engagement and action
The primary goal of this community workshop is to create an informed and collaborative environment in which participants can become familiar with MySafeRailApp and learn more about community engagement and actions with respect to rail safety.
*MySafeApp is a part of a collaborative effort between York University’s Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM) & Safe Rail Communities. The project is called “Enhancing Community Preparedness for Rail Emergencies” and is, generously, funded by the York Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Global and Community Engagement Collaborative Project Fund.
Parking:There is overflow parking for CG employees & visitors on the east side of Christie Street, immediately north of the underpass.
Safe Rail Communities is pleased to announce that back by popular demand is our Comedy Fundraiser.
If you missed this fun night out last time, this is your chance to find out what all the lively laughter was about.
On Tuesday, March 7th, we will be back at the wonderful 3030 Dundas West venue on Dundas Street West in the Junction with a great line-up of comedians.
Join us for an evening of comedy featuring Herb Irving, Katie Westman, Martha O’Neill, Tony Krolo, Johnny Gardhouse, Bryan Hatt, Laurie Elliott, Andrew Chapman, Karen O’Keefe and Jeff Elliott!
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at www.saferail.ca or cash at the door.
We’ll also have another silent auction supported by local businesses.
All dollars raised will be put towards supporting the work that we do as a not-for-profit to raise awareness about and advocate for rail safety in rail communities across Canada.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to reserve a table, please feel free to connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you on March 7th!
The Safe Rail Communities Team
After the surprising August 21st collision of two trains carrying dangerous goods in the heart of the west end of Toronto, many residents reached out to us to ask for support in preparing for a rail accident or disaster.
Do you know what to do in the event of a rail accident? Where could you get up-to-the-second information? Where could you go? Should you leave your home?
In response to all of these questions and more, Safe Rail Communities and Christie Dupont Rail Safety Group (in collaboration with York University's Disaster and Emergency Management Program) are pleased to invite you to a Community Workshop on Rail Safety And Emergency Preparedness on Saturday November 19th from 1 pm to 5 pm.
This event will be held in the auditorium of Christie Gardens at 600 Melita Crescent, Toronto, ON, and will include:
- A presentation by Interim Fire Chief Matthew Pegg of Toronto Fire Services
- A presentation by Boris Rosolak from the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management
- An update from Sheila Murray of CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather).
- An update on efforts at City Hall from Sarah Doucette, Toronto City Coucillor, Ward 13
- A summary by rail policy consultant, Greg Gormick, of the recent Toronto derailment and what can be done to mitigate the risks of future derailments
- An interactive workshop in which all participants will have the opportunity to discuss and identify gaps in the emergency preparedness of their local community.
- Launch of the MySafeRailApp, to be used by residents in emergency preparedness of railway emergencies (accidents or derailments). MySafeApp is a part of a collaborative effort between York University's Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM) & Safe Rail Communities. The project is called "Enhancing Community Preparedness for Rail Emergencie" and is, generously, funded by the York Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Global and Community Engagement
The primary goal of this community workshop is to create an informed and collaborative environment in which participants can create a toolkit of resources for their neighbourhoods.
This event is open to individuals and those representing resident associations or other community groups.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts on rail safety by completing our survey. If you live outside of the Greater Toronto Area, please indicate where you reside in the first question:
Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you on November 19th!
Patricia, Helen, and the Safe Rail Communities Team
You can sign up to join our Hoop-a-thon team by sending us an email here requesting to join the team, and by sharing this link Donate to the SRC Hoop-a-thon Team to collect sponsorships. Anyone can be part of our team to raise funds to support our work in advocating for greater transparency and safeguards with respect to the transportation by rail of dangerous goods.
Please join us for an evening of Good Music, Good Food, and Good Wine . . . all for a Great Cause!
On Wednesday, October 14th, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Safe Rail Communities will be hosting a fundraiser, featuring Pocket Concerts.
Vancouver-based VAN DJANGO is a gypsy jazz style quartet. Since 1998, the foursome has toured extensively in Canada as well as in the U.S., Europe, and China. Their music is powerful, dynamic, and creative, influenced by many genres. Participating in Pocket Concerts allows Van Django to offer an intimate, more interactive concert. Please order tickets here
Together with your help, Safe Rail Communities can continue to support Canadian rail communities in standing up for safe, transparent, and regulated rail.
For more information about us, please visit us at www.saferail.ca or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the huge response and support we received at our first town hall on rail safety in mid-June, Safe Rail Communities is pleased to announce our second town hall on Friday, August 21st, 2015.
We will be joined by a panel of experts who will begin with a simulation of a crude oil derailment in densely populated Toronto, and proceed to review why this crude oil is so dangerous, how we can make its transportation by rail safer, and what consequences a derailment has on our environment.
Safe Rail Communities has been sharing information, and pressing government and industry for meaningful action since March 2014.
Please visit here for further details. We look forward to seeing you August 21!
Please join us for a discussion on rail safety in our communities. With special guest and moderator, Naomi Klein.