Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Back On Track - Ontario's Remedial Measures Program for Impaired Drivers

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Record #: NIA0522 Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 Last Full Update: 13 Dec 2013
Description & Services
DescriptionFor offences that take place on or after September 30, 1998, the Highway Traffic Act requires convicted impaired drivers or roadside suspension warn range drivers with more than one suspension to successfully complete Back on Track, Ontario's Remedial Measures Program, before their licences can be reinstated. 
 
If you are convicted of a drinking and driving offence, you will receive a suspension notice from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). The notice includes your remedial requirement and the length of your licence suspension. 
 
You should register for Back on Track as soon as possible after you receive your suspension notice. It can take 11 months to complete the program. 
 
Please note: If you do not complete all components of the Back on Track program within your suspension period, your license will be further suspended.  
 
Back on Track: Program Requirements 
To pass the program, you must meet the following requirements: 
 
Do not use alcohol or drugs (except medication as prescribed by a physician) within 24 hours or on any day that you participate in the program; attend all sessions as scheduled and arrive on time; participate in program activities and demonstrate that you have learned how to separate your drinking from your driving;treat others with respect.  
 
If you fail the course or any component, you will have to register and pay the program fee again. This could result in a delay of eight months or more in reinstating your driver's licence.  
 
To get your licence back after an impaired driving conviction, you will need to: complete the required parts of Back on Track, pay any outstanding fees, fines or penalties and wait for any suspension periods to end.  
 
Local providers deliver the program in various locations in Ontario. A list of providers will be sent to you once your registration has been processed. It is your responsibility to schedule each part of the program with your local Back on Track provider. 
 
If you do not take the program: 
 
If you have a warn range suspension your licence will be suspended until you complete the program. You have 120 days from the start of your warn range suspension period to complete the education program and 180 days to complete the treatment program. 
 
If you have been convicted of impaired driving your licence will remain suspended. If you are a participant in the reduced suspension program you will be unable to exit the program and your ignition interlock period will continue.
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedOntario
EligibilityAnyone with a conviction for impaired driving.
ApplicationYou can register in the following ways: 
Online - Visit our website at www.remedial.net. 
By mail or fax - Contact the Back on Track office by phone to have the registration package mailed or faxed to you, or visit our website to print out the package.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesProgram ; Participants must pay a fee of $578 for convicted impaired drivers or $178 for warn range drivers.
Contact Information
Office PhoneNew and Existing Clients 416-595-6593
Toll Free PhoneNew and Existing Clients 1-888-814-5831
E-Mailinfo@remedial.net
Websitewww.remedial.net
Located In CommunityToronto (City of)
Address & MapAdministrative Head Office
33 Russell St
Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
 
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IntersectionRussell St and Huron St
AccessibilityUnknown
Other Details
Service Level(99) Unknown / No Service
Established1998
FundingFees
Subjects
SubjectsAddictions ; Alcoholism ; Impaired driving