The role of a school crossing guard is to assist students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in crossing busy streets where there are limited opportunities for them to safely do so by themselves.

Markham currently provides school crossing guard services throughout the City. For school crossing guard services to be implemented, the City conducts an assessment at the subject location in accordance with Provincial guidelines.

These guidelines encompass the following principles:

  • Number of students crossing the street;
  • The number of safe opportunities (gaps in traffic) to allow school-age children to safely cross the street;
  • Frequency of pedestrian/vehicle conflicts

View the current crossing guard locations throughout the City of Markham.

Do you need a school crossing guard in your community?

If you would like to request school crossing guard services in your neighbourhood, please contact the Contact Centre at 905.477.5530 or customerservice@markham.ca for City staff to schedule an assessment.

Apply to be a school crossing guard today!

Recruitment for new crossing guards in all communities is ongoing.

If you are interested in becoming a school crossing guard, please contact the City’s program administrator, Staffing Services Inc. at 905.737.1600.

Please be advised that the program is a contracted service offered through our contractor, Staffing Services Inc., Crossing guards are not employees of the City of Markham.

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