The SAAQ supports partnerships to bolster actions in all areas of its jurisdiction: services to road accident victims, road safety and carrier enforcement.
To fulfill the needs of accident victims and ensure that they return to a condition and quality of life that is as close as possible to their situation prior to an accident, the SAAQ works with a number of partners, including:
- The health care and social services network, including ambulance services;
- The public security network: police and firefighters;
- Service clubs and self-help groups;
- The education network;
- The Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ);
- Universities (for research and instruction).
Highway safety is a fundamental concern of the SAAQ, but despite the scope of its road safety mandate, the SAAQ does not hold a monopoly over the policy instruments that preside over road safety; the responsibility is shared. The SAAQ's principal partners in road safety include:
- Public sector partners
- The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA);
- U.S. state administrations;
- The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA);
- The Commission des transports du Québec;
- Municipal courts and fine collectors;
- The Ministère de la Justice du Québec;
- The Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec;
- The Ministère des Transports du Québec;
- Canadian provincial transport ministries and agencies;
- Municipalities and merged municipalities;
- Police forces;
- The public health network;
- The education network and network of child daycare centres;
- Transport Canada.
- Private sector partners
- The Association québécoise du transport et des routes (AQTR);
- Trucking and bus carrier associations;
- Medical associations and rehabilitation centres;
- Training centres;
- Insurance companies, the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Groupement des assureurs;
- The Corporation des concessionnaires automobiles du Québec, The Association des marchands de véhicules d'occasion du Québec and the Association des recycleurs de pièces d'auto et camion du Québec;
- Driving schools;
- Driver's licence and vehicle registration agents;
- Road vehicle inspection agents;
Over the next few years, the SAAQ plans to bolster its cooperation with its partners, in particular by developing and implementing a mobilizing strategy to increase the impact of all road safety stakeholders, which is one of the goals of its 2011-2015 strategic plan.
It is also important to note that the SAAQ relies on the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and financial institutions to manage its investments and fund transactions.