Hi, we’re WALKSAFE!
We have ended operations for the school year! We will resume operations in early September for the 2022-2023 school year. Stay tuned for the date! If you need immediate help, call McGill security or 911.
McGill Security: The downtown number is 514.398.3000.
The Macdonald campus number is 514.398.7777.
It’s easy to use WALKSAFE. Just give us a call at 514.398.2498 during our hours of operation, when you’re ready to get going.
Check out our FAQ page to learn more about our service.
Become a volunteer
We’re always looking for fresh faces to join our team of volunteers. We recruit two times per year during the months of September and January.
Visit our booth at Activities Night in September and January or check out our Volunteer section for more info.
Safe-walks are on a first-come-first-served basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time.
You can however book our awesome WALKSAFE team for your next faculty or student event!
Meet our executive team!
Leon Picha (he/him)
Leon oversees all operations related to WALKSAFE and supports each executive member with their individual duties. He acts as the designated representative for the service and is WALKSAFE’s primary liaison with SSMU executives and McGill University. Leon has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
VP Internal Affairs
Sophia Howard (she/her)
Sophia is responsible for organizing and executing all training sessions along with handling recruitment of new volunteers. She is the liaison with all external training partners. She plans social events to foster a greater community within WALKSAFE. Sophia has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2020.
Assistant Internal Affairs
Gabriel Karasik (he/him)
Gabriel supports Sophia with executing all the responsibilities listed under the VP Internal Affairs portfolio. He primarily focuses on helping to organize social events within WALKSAFE and assisting the VP Internal Affairs with training and recruitment logistics. Gabriel has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2021.
Paola Martinez (she/her)
Paola is responsible for all finance-related matters. She prepares the WALKSAFE yearly budget, handles reimbursements for volunteers, approves all of WALKSAFE’s purchases, and communicates with the SSMU department of finance to ensure that WALKSAFE’s financial operations run without difficulty. Paola has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2018.
VP External Affairs
Ilesh Singh Thomas (he/him)
Ilesh handles all of WALKSAFE’s booking requests. He organizes fundraising activities and information tabling to facilitate a greater presence of WALKSAFE on McGill campus. He is responsible for maintaining communication with McGill affiliated organizations including clubs and fellow services. Ilesh has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Florian Seefeld (he/him)
Florian manages all matters related to volunteer scheduling. He is responsible for sending out the monthly schedule and ensuring all shifts are at full capacity. Florian enforces rules and regulations as outlined by WALKSAFE’s disciplinary policy. Florian has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2018.
Luc Wilson (he/him)
Luc handles the creation and distribution of promotional material and updating all of WALKSAFE’s social media platforms. He is responsible for improving awareness of WALKSAFE within and outside of the McGill community and greater Montreal community. Luc has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Amelie Mittermaier (they/them)
Amelie is in charge of handling internal communications between the executive team and WALKSAFE volunteers. They are responsible for sending out the Monday Weekly Report and organizing events to engage with the volunteers. Amelie has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Naomi Bebbington-Block (she/her)
Naomi oversees the general management of WALKBuddies. She is responsible for assisting the VP Internal Affairs and Assistant with the recruitment and training of all WALKBuddies volunteers and acting as the liaison with the daycare staff and SSMU. Naomi has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2021.
Antoine Aubet (he/him)
Antoine manages the WALKSAFE website. He updates the design and keeps the information up to date, working closely with the VP Outreach to deliver it as clearly and efficiently as possible to users of the service. Antoine has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2020.