Operation Red Nose will not offer ride service in 2020


After careful consideration of the pandemic and its logistical impacts on the service, in collaboration with Public Health, Operation Red Nose has decided not to provide its famous safe ride service during the 2020 holiday season. The non-profit organization’s mission to promote responsible behaviour in all situations
of impairment through a non-judgmental citizen approach still plans to
promote its message about responsible consumption.
“The safety of our volunteers, clients, and local host organizations has always been one of our top priorities. The decision was made after long and careful consideration, and not without emotion. We remain convinced that positive initiatives will be possible this holiday season. In the meantime, we want to remind everyone to always plan ahead for a safe way to get home,” said Jean-Philippe Giroux, Executive Director for Operation Red Nose.
Operation Red Nose will reveal the details of its 2020 awareness campaign soon, which will exclude the safe ride service this year, and invites everyone to plan for a safe way to get home by calling a friend, a relative, a cab, or designating a sober driver. The organization is present in more than 100 communities across Canada, including more than 60 in Québec.