CarFit is an educational program that provides a quick, yet comprehensive review of how well you and your vehicle work together. The program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance your driving safety and increase mobility.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) in partnership with Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) have worked together to bring CarFit to Canada. The program was initially developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Find out how the fit of your vehicle affects your driving and adjust your vehicle to your changing needs. Doing this could make a lifesaving difference. Take advantage of a CarFit check to see how well you and your vehicle work together. A trained CarFit Technician will ask you several simple questions and complete a 12-point checklist. The entire process takes about 20 minutes, and you leave with recommended car adjustments and adaptations, a list of local resources in your area and greater peace of mind. Please note, CarFit checks may not be available in all areas.
Interested in attending/hosting a CarFit event?
Check our listings to see if there is a planned CarFit event in your area.Are you part of a department, group, business or organization who would like to partner with CAA and CAOT to host a CarFit event? Request a CarFit event.
Interested in becoming CarFit trained?Did you know that in addition to occupational therapists, members of public, can be trained as a CarFit technicians, coordinators or instructors? Learn more.
Are you already a trained CarFit technician, coordinator or instructor?Learn how to sign up for the CarFit databse, post an event or complete a post-event report.
ResourcesRead more about Older Driver Safety in occupational therapy stories and facts.
Read a about how attending a CarFit event helped a recently retired driver.
Read a fact sheet on occupational therapy and older driver safety.
The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists has more information about Safe Driving, including safe driving tips, information for older adults, information for families of older drivers, driving and Alzheimer’s disease, Driving and Diabetes, Driving and Stroke for you. Many are translated into French, Chinese, Italian and Punjabi.