WALKSAFE is a free SSMU service. No matter what the reason, our WALKERs will get you from A to B, safely.
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!
Gracie Forgie (she/her)
Gracie oversees all operations related to WALKSAFE and supports each executive member with their individual duties. She acts as the designated representative for the service and is WALKSAFE’s primary liaison with SSMU executives and McGill University. Gracie has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2017.
VP Internal Affairs
Luc Wilson (he/him)
Luc is responsible for organizing and executing all training sessions along with handling recruitment of new volunteers. He is the liaison with all external training partners. He plans social events to foster a greater community within WALKSAFE. Luc has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2017.
Assistant Internal Affairs
Raphaela van Oers (she/her)
Raphaela supports Luc with executing all the responsibilities listed under the VP Internal Affairs portfolio. She primarily focuses on helping to organize social events within WALKSAFE and assisting the VP Internal Affairs with training and recruitment logistics. Raphaela has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2017.
Rime Alali (she/her)
Rime 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. Rime has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2018.
VP External Affairs
Hazel Ryan-Alkasab (she/her/they/them)
Hazel handles all of WALKSAFE’s booking requests. She organizes fundraising activities and information tabling to facilitate a greater presence of WALKSAFE on McGill campus. She is responsible for maintaining communication with McGill affiliated organizations including clubs and fellow services. Hazel has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Leon Picha (he/him)
Leon manages all matters related to volunteer scheduling. During the adapted service model that the organization had adopted during the 2020/21 year, he has been working on redeveloping WALKSAFE’s information stores. He also enforces rules and regulations as outlined by WALKSAFE’s disciplinary policy. Leon has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Sophia Reyes (she/her)
Sophia handles the creation and distribution of promotional material and updating all of WALKSAFE’s social media platforms. She is responsible for improving awareness of WALKSAFE within and outside of the McGill community and greater Montreal community. Sophia has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2019.
Paola Martinez (she/her)
Paola is in charge of handling internal communications between the executive team and WALKSAFE volunteers. She is responsible for sending out the Friday Weekly Report, and this year she is also collaborating with MyMedia to help create a social media campaign. Paola has been a volunteer with WALKSAFE since 2018.
Libby Strong (she/her)
Libby 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.
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.