About Us

The Ottawa Valley Driver Academy Ltd is a driver training school providing a fresh approach to driver training. Our professional staff will ensure each student receives quality driver training in accordance with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) guidelines. We do not bring multiple students in the car, and we ensure each student receives one-on-one mentoring from our driving instructor. We provide driver training from Beachburg to Deep River and all communities in between.

About Our Staff

About Us

In Car - In Class Instructor

Bonny Richards

Bonny retired from the military and brings with her over 25 years driving experience assisting on military driving courses. She is also a qualified motorcycle instructor who knows the value of teaching new drivers safe and responsible handling of all types of motorized vehicles.  Bonny has completed the in-car instructor training through Algonquin College and also the in- class qualification from Humber College.  Bonny is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with our students.


In Car  - In Class Instructor

Kim Stoppa

Kim received her Driver Instructor Certification at Humber College Transportation Training Center in 2011.  Kim is certified to teach in-car as well as in the classroom.  Kim strongly believes in the value of drivers learning from Professional Instructors and is eager to share her knowledge and expertise with students in a patient and caring manner.

In Car - In Class Instructor
Joshua Vaillancourt
Josh received his Driver Instructor Certification from Algonquin College in Ottawa in October of 2015 and his In-Class instructor Certification at Humber College Transportation Training Center in September 2016. In 2017 Josh received his Certification to teach the Ontario School Bus Driver Improvement Course. 


Roy Rogers

Roy brings with him over 20 years of experience as both a driver instructor, and driver examiner.  He received training at Algonquin College and Humber College. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge, expertise, and experience with students both young and old.

Assistant Director

Cathy Schulz

Cathy brings with her over a decade of administrative and management experience.