SAVE Committee

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) plays a lead role on the Snowmobile, ATV, Vessel Education (SAVE) Committee, a regional initiative designed to:

  • Promote awareness, education, and enforcement of safe ATVing, boating and snowmobiling throughout Northwestern Ontario to reduce injuries and fatalities.
  • Promote using recreation vehicles in an environmentally friendly manner.


What We Do

The SAVE Committee Strategy

  • Work with community partners in Northwestern Ontario to promote safe use of ATVs, boats and snowmobiles
  • Reduce and prevent collisions and injuries related to ATV, boat and snowmobile use
  • Influence ‘social norms’ to reflect that using a recreation vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is socially unacceptable. Support safety laws (including provincial and municipal), policies and enhanced enforcement
  • Educate the public on proper ATV size according to the age and size of a child using it.

The SAVE Committee has a number of community and government partners including:


For Further Information

Call the Injury Prevention & Substance Misuse Program: (807) 625-5900

Toll-free: 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 14/11/2017