8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Airport West, Mississauga

The Vision Zero/Safe Roads Systems Symposium will be held on April 4, 2023 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mississauga. Although this is a hybrid event, we encourage you to participate in person to get the most out of the symposium.

If you are a Road Safety Professional, Transportation or Traffic Engineer, Technologist, Planner, or Police Officer with a Vision Zero or Safe Road System Program within your municipality, have future plans for developing a Program or are interested in learning more about Vision Zero and Safe Road Systems this OTC Symposium is ideal for you. Moving from an introduction of Vision Zero and Safe Road Systems to understanding key performance indicators and implementing initiatives towards achieving objectives, this Symposium provides information and best practices from industry leaders.

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7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. National Vision Zero Initiatives. Raheem Dilgir, P.Eng., MBA, FITE, RSP2I , Road Safety Professional, Level 2 – Infrastructure, President, TranSafe Consulting Ltd.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. ORSAR: 2019, long-term road safety trends in Ontario, where Ontario ranks, Michael McGrath, Team Leader, Special Projects, Research and Evaluation Office, Ministry of Transportation
9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Vision Zero Strategies and Initiatives from Sweden, Peter Larsson, Senior Advisor, Road Safety. Swedish Transport Agency
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Introducing OTC’s new Ontario Vision Zero Guideline, Soroush Salek, Senior Project Manager, CIMA +
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Action2Zero: Translating the Safe System Approach into Community Action, Hannah Barrett, Researcher & Program Coordinator, Traffic Injury Research Foundation
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Panel: City of Ottawa and City of Toronto Communications Strategies and Initiatives, John Wambombo, Safer Roads Ottawa, and Hakeem Muhammad, Strategic Public & Employee Communications, City of Toronto. Moderated by Justin Jones, Community Engagement Specialist and Active Transportation Planner, WSP.
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Implementing Transportation Engineering Vision Zero Strategies / Initiatives, Amanda Spencer, P.Eng, Project Manager Road Safety Group, Durham Region, and Michael Prevedel, Road Safety Co-Ordinator, Durham Region.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Vision Zero: Designing Safer Systems with Big Data, Amar Lad, Mobility Planner, TYLin
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Vision Zero from an Equity Perspective, Lorina Hoxha, Policy Development Officer, City of Toronto, and Jason Neill, City of Toronto

Did you know OTC symposiums, workshops, and our conference count towards professional development points for those professions requiring professional development?

As a not-for profit association, proceeds from OTC events are re-invested into the association to help fund projects, communications, advocacy and member products and services. Your participation at OTC events goes a long way to helping make municipal multi-modal transportation in Ontario that much better.

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Hannah Barrett has been with the Traffic Injury Research Foundation since 2016 as a researcher & program coordinator. She has a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy from the University of Guelph. Hannah’s research includes work on alcohol ignition interlocks, alcohol-impaired driving, safe rides, the safe system approach, wildlife-vehicle collisions, and active transportation users.


Amanda Spencer has worked in the traffic engineering field for 25 years, gaining experience in the private sector and more recently in the public sector working in the areas of ITS, Traffic Operations, Preliminary Design, and Traffic Safety. As the Project Manager for the Traffic Safety Group at the Regional Municipality of Durham, she is passionate about advancing Vision Zero initiatives by establishing good working relationships with road safety partners, piloting new innovative tools, and working with her group to get road safety improvements in the field. Outside of the office, Amanda can usually be found in a rink watching her boys play hockey or camping with her family.


My name is Michael Prevedel, and I am the Road Safety Co-Ordinator for the Region of Durham. I oversee Developments, Capital Works and Active Transportation. I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a B.E.S. in Honours Planning and have 23 years experience working with TSH, the Town of Whitby and the past 15 years with the Regional Municipality of Durham. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being away from traffic and spending time with my two awesome daughters (Toni & Penny) and spending time in my back yard with our rescue puppies (Willow & Mando). It’s a pleasure to be invited as a presenter for OTC, and I look forward to future conferences so we can brainstorm our successes together.


Amar is a Mobility Planner at TYLin with experience in wide-ranging transportation planning studies for both the public and private sector. His passion for safe and complete communities, tied with engagement in data-supported trends in mobility, enable him to develop innovative and forward-thinking solutions for communities of all sizes. Amar’s background in transportation planning includes experience in Vision Zero and road safety, multi-modal and traffic engineering, land use planning and development, urban design, transportation demand management, urban renewal, and governance.


John Wambombo is the Program Coordinator of the Safer Roads Ottawa program, a leading community partnership between multiple departments within the City of Ottawa committed to reducing or eliminating fatal and major injury collisions for all roads users in the city of Ottawa through engineering, enforcement, education and community engagement.



Justin Jones is a Community Engagement Specialist and Active Transportation Planner based out of WSP’s Thornhill Office but living in Collingwood. He has 11 years of experience working with municipalities to share best practices, design effective community engagement and create ambitious but achievable programs to improve inclusion, accessibility and sustainability. Justin is an Executive Member of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Great Lakes Chapter, a member of IAP2 Canada’s Indigenous Engagement Community of Practice and is trained in engagement practices that serve the needs of equity-deserving communities. He takes pride in creating community engagements that ask, “who is not in the room?” and then developing the relationships necessary to bring those experiences into the process.


Lorina Hoxha is a Policy Development Officer in the City of Toronto’s Fleet Services Division. She previously worked at Transportation Services as an Urban Fellow Research Associate, where she developed the Transportation Equity Opportunity Zones Index, a geospatial index that helps the City identify priority areas for transportation investment.


Jason Neill has worked at the City of Toronto for over 12 years, with more than 10 years of experience working in Transportation Services. His work has focused on operations, capital programming & project design and delivery. Most recently he served as a Supervisor in Street Furniture Management, leading a team to plan and coordinate the delivery of the City’s street furniture program, a $900 million public-private partnership with Astral Out of-Home to install and maintain 25,000 transit shelters, litter bins, benches and other elements. He currently serves as a Project Manager in the Vision Zero Projects unit where he manages delivery of geometric safety improvements and other road safety initiatives to protect vulnerable road users across the City.



REGISTRATION FEES (In-person Attendance)
$289 + HST $389 + HST
REGISTRATION FEES (Virtual Attendance)
$289 + HST $389 + HST
Students receive 20% discount on registration fees
Proof of enrollment at a College or University must be emailed to along with name and contact details for manual registration prior to the event.
$495 + HST $745 + HST
Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured on all marketing material and will be listed on our sponsor slide at breaks. Plus 50% off one(1) attendee registration. Please contact to confirm the sponsorship.
$1200 + HST $2000 + HST
Applies to all 2023 OTC Workshops and Symposiums.
Sponsor’s name and logo will be featured on all marketing material and will be listed on our sponsor slide at breaks. Plus 50% off one(1) attendee registration at each event.
Please contact to confirm the sponsorship.


Should a registrant decide to cancel attendance at an in-person or virtual event, training or symposium based on health concerns, unexpected travel issue or emergency, OTC will provide a credit to the registrant.

Rescheduling to another event is permissible and the registrant will be charged an administrative fee of $75.00. If the request is made five days in advance, no cost will be applied.

If a registrant wants to cancel attendance at an event (in-person or virtual) and requests a refund, the registration fee less 50% will be refunded.

Please note that from time-to-time additional consideration may be given based upon circumstance and situational need. However, the above policy will be strictly enforced as the policy governing our events, trainings and symposia in all circumstances.