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.


Thursday, April 22, 10 am to 11 am (English)

Thursday, April 22, 2 pm to 3 pm. (English)

Friday, April 23, 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 2021-2022 funding. The deadline for applications is May 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Eligible recipients to be considered for funding under the Enhanced Road Safety Transfer Payment Program (ERSTPP) 2021-2022 call for proposals 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;
  • The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA);
  • Provinces;
  • Territories; and
  • Provincial or territorial-owned entities.

Please note: Municipalities and cities are not eligible to apply under this call, however, they may partner with one of the eligible recipients listed above.

The 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.

Note: Recognizing the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on transportation and mobility, projects that mitigate the resulting issues to road safety in Canada will also be considered for funding under this call.

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


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