​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A crossing guard temporarily stops traffic to allow pedestrians to cross safely. Crossing guards help to enforce the pedestrian right of way at school crossings and along school travel routes.

Under the Highway Traffic Act, a crossing guard’s stop sign has the same legal authority as a stop sign at an intersection. You could face a minimum $150 fine and three demerit points for not stopping.

  • Stop when the crossing guard has the stop sign in an upright position
  • Stop when the guard is entering the roadway
  • Remain stopped until the children and the crossing guard have safely cleared the roadway
The City of Brampton has over 190 school crossing guards for kindergarten to grade 5 children in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and Peel District School Board.

Report Safety Issues Around Schools

To request a crossing guard ​or to report safety issues around schools, contact 311 or submit a School Site Inspection Request to the Brampton School Traffic Safety Council (BSTSC)​. The BSTSC will consider matters which relate directly to school safety concerns and pedestrian education, i​​ncluding the placement of school crossing guards.

Apply to be a Crossing Gua​rd​​

Ensuring the safe movement of children in our community is a great opportunity for responsible and mature individuals. Learn more here.

Resumes are accepted year-round and positions are filled based on operational needs. External applications are kept on file with Human Resources for a period of six (6) months from the date of receipt.​

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Brampton, Ontario L6S 6E5
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