About the Fund
Roadside memorials are sad reminders that our roads can be deadly. These displays of flowers, stuffed animals, and photos mark the spot where someone has died in a collision.
Memorials, while heartfelt, must eventually be taken down because of the safety challenges they pose to pedestrians and motorists.
The City of Edmonton created the fund as a way for grieving family and friends to memorialize their loved ones safely and permanently. It is managed by the Edmonton Community Foundation.
The goal of the fund is to protect the lives and safety of those living and travelling in the greater Edmonton area with the highest priority given to supporting activities to improve traffic safety. Families and individuals have given generously to this fund in commemoration of lost loved ones and those funds are used to support traffic safety research at the University of Alberta.
The donations are directed to support scholarships for students studying traffic safety in the Faculty of Environmental and Civil Engineering, under the City of Edmonton Urban Traffic Safety Research Chair.
Make a Donation
The Edmonton Community Foundation manages the donations for the Memorial and Traffic Safety Fund. If you would like to donate in the name of a loved one lost to a traffic collision they will help you to decide which donation options are right for you.
Make an online donation today.
Run Walk Ride for Vision Zero
Proceeds from the annual Run Walk Ride for Vision Zero also support the fund. Participants in the Run Walk Ride for Vision Zero are also welcome to make an additional donation to the Memorial and Traffic Safety Fund.