Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program

Transport Canada is hosting online webinars to talk about the objectives, requirements, and application processes for the call for proposals. The webinars will also give you a chance to ask questions about the call and submitting an application for funding.


Monday, November 9, 10 am to 11 am (English)

Monday, November 9, 1 pm to 2 pm (English)

Thursday, November 12, 10 am to 11 am (French)

Please email us to sign up, indicating which session you would like to attend. A Zoom meeting invitation will follow.

We are accepting applications for projects for 2020-2021 funding. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Note that we are accepting applicants from 2 streams for the 2020-2021 call for proposals.

Eligible recipients to be considered for funding under Stream 1 of the ERSTPP include:

  • Not-for-profit and for-profit private sector road safety organizations;
  • Academia;
  • Road safety organizations;
  • Other organizations that take an active role in advancing road safety issues/perspectives of their members; and
  • The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA);

Organizations must qualify as one of the following eligible recipients to be considered for funding under Stream 2 of the ERSTPP:

  • Provinces;
  • Territories;
  • Provincial or territorial-owned entities; and
  • The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA).

The Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program (ERSTPP) funds projects to help create nationally consistent tools that address road safety challenges. For example:

  • Frameworks
  • Standards
  • Policies
  • Programs
  • Outreach activities.

The program directly supports Canada’s national road safety priorities. It gives new opportunities to invest in Canadian projects to promote the innovative design, testing, and integration of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) and other safety enhancing technologies. The results of these projects will then be used to develop national regulations and non-regulatory tools (which includes policies, best practices, guidelines, frameworks, etc.).

The program also gives funding to organizations that:

  • Promote road safety awareness;
  • Increase knowledge of road safety issues, practices, and behaviours in Canada; and
  • Support regulatory compliance.

Contact us

ATTN: Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Programs (AHSE)
C/o Program Officer
Transport Canada
Place de Ville, Tower C, 19th Floor
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N5