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Winter Walk Day

Don’t hibernate – walk to school and celebrate!
Winter Walk Day is Wednesday 6 February 2019. Journey outside!

We are hiring!

We are looking for a new School Travel Planning (STP) Facilitator in Toronto. This dynamic full-time position is currently a 12 month contract, starting in February 2019. Please read the job posting here. Deadline to apply is 5pm Friday 11 January...

Spring into Spring

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

Ontario Active School Travel Fund now open for applications

We are now soliciting interest in Round 2 of the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. Communities anywhere in Ontario who are looking to increase rates of walking and wheeling to school are encouraged to apply. Support is available to strengthen and expand existing...

Summit success!

On 1 October 2018 the Ontario Active School Travel Summit welcomed 150 active school travel champions from across the province and beyond to the Ramada Plaza hotel in downtown Toronto. Co-hosted by Green...

Bike to School Week

A partnership between Green Communities Canada and Cycle Toronto has expanded the annual Bike to School Week campaign from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to all Ontario schools. The popular campaign was launched in 2015 and has grown to include more than...

Walk to School Month

Ideas and resources for schools celebrating iWalk this October.

Ontario Active School Travel Summit 2018

The 2018 Ontario Active School Travel Summit will be held on Monday, 1 October 2018 from 8am – 4:30pm at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Toronto. Co-hosted by Green Communities Canada and the Ontario Active School Travel Council, the Summit will bring together a diverse...

Meeting for transportation equity

Former Ontario Active School Travel School Travel Planning Facilitator Armi de Francia, and Region of Peel Active Transportation Planner, Erica Duque joined over 100 mobility equity advocates from across the United States for the third annual Untokening Conference....

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...

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...

Upper Grand rocks IWALK

The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) pulled out all the stops this year to promote International Walk to School Day (IWALK). The result: 46 schools participated -- 60 percent of all UGDSB schools. Of the participating schools, 15 achieved student...

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