BACK ON TRACK PROGRAM

The Back on Track (BOT) Program is a provincial program that is operated by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. The purpose of the program, mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, is for convicted impaired drivers to be assessed, educated/treated and subsequently reviewed six months after program completion. To get your Ontario driver license back, convicted impaired drivers must complete all components of the BOT Program. Community Addiction Services of Niagara (CASON) is the local provider of the BOT Program.

CAMH has developed manuals for all components of the BOT Program and CASON staff adheres to the direction of these manuals:

  • Administration Manual
  • Assessment / Follow-up Manual
  • Education Group Manual
  • Treatment Group Manual

PROCEDURE

A convicted impaired driver must register either online, by mail or fax with the head office in Toronto (1-888-814-5831).  After registration has been completed, they will receive further instructions about the course and assessment. The assessment determines if the participant takes an eight hour education group or a sixteen hour treatment group. Once the participant completes their group, they must partake in a follow-up program component, usually over the telephone, no sooner than six months after group completion. Program completion information is sent to BOT head office in Toronto, thus ending the CASON involvement with a participant. For further information about the Back on Track Program from CASON, please call 905-641-0845.