The pandemic has had a detrimental effect creating significant staffing shortages for the OSC’s Crossing Guard program throughout the year. This, in addition to rising gas prices and individuals seeking different types of jobs outside of the service industry, have been the key reasons for the challenges the OSC is facing with its recruitment of Crossing Guards.
The Adult Crossing Guard Program is a partnership between the City of Ottawa and the OSC, in which the OSC deploys Crossing Guards across the city at 260+ school zone intersections. The OSC’s crossing guards help create safer school zones across the 4 school boards in Ottawa, which directly impacts 150 schools. Every year, the OSC’s Crossing Guards conduct approximately 4 million safe crossings.
They are appealing to individuals interested in making a difference in the community to join their team. The Crossing Guard team is full of dedicated individuals, passionate about keeping children safe. Over 60% of the OSC’s Crossing Guards have been with the organization for over 3 years! They offer a competitive wage with various perks and opportunities for bonuses.
To learn more about how you can become a crossing guard visit the OAC website here.