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School Traffic Management webinar

Making school zones safer: partnership-based school traffic management. This webinar explores how the School Traffic Management Program was established, describes challenges of working collaboratively across departments, and relates success stories of this work to...

School travel council holds founding meeting

A new Council has been launched with a mandate to help lead, guide, and inspire a culture of active school travel through provincial-scale initiatives.  “At our first meeting it was obvious that we have a wonderful group of champions around the table,” said Colleen...

Updated STP Toolkit webinar

We've given the Canadian School Travel Planning Toolkit a major refresh for Spring 2018. The updated School Travel Planning (STP) Toolkit was launched on 31 May 2018. View the webinar recording and slide deck. New features include a Guide for Regional Stakeholders, an...

Funded projects announced

Twelve community projects have been selected by Green Communities Canada to receive a total of $1.15M in funding towards actions that will make a lasting contribution to active school travel. See the list of funded projects here. The projects were chosen from an...

Bike to School Week goes Ontario-wide

Thanks to a new partnership between Green Communities Canada and Cycle Toronto, the annual Bike to School Week campaign has now expanded from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to all Ontario schools. The popular campaign was launched in 2015 and has grown...

Our new name is launched

Ontario Active School Travel has replaced Active & Safe Routes to School as the name for Green Communities Canada’s active school travel program in Ontario. The Ontario Active School Travel name, wordmark, website, Twitter and Facebook page will henceforth be used for...

“Dirty Drop-off” Webinar

Green Communities Canada tackled the issue of vehicle emissions around schools and the effect on students in the webinar: Dirty Drop-off: Children’s exposure to air pollutants at school. Featured presenter Dr. Matthew Adams' research has found elevated levels of air...

Join our active school travel team

Green Communities Canada (GCC) invites qualified applicants for a full-time one-year contract position. The School Traffic Management Facilitator will implement the Toronto District School Board (TDSB)’s School Traffic Management Program delivered by GCC. The...

Spring into Spring

Organize a Spring into Spring event during April to celebrate the world, wildlife and walking and wheeling to school!

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