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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. Read a summary of the 12 funded projects here. The projects were chosen from...

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...

“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...

October is IWALK Month

International Walk to School Day (IWALK) is Wednesday 4 October 2017. Thousands of schools will be participating in IWALK throughout October. If your school is celebrating walking to school this month, register your event to receive a Certificate of Participation....

Bike to School Week

Ideas and resources for schools celebrating cycling with Bike to School activities

Active transportation strategy for Canada

A  new website urges support for a Canadian active transportation strategy that will boost everyday walking, cycling, and active school travel.

Sample School Travel Plans

Sample School Travel Plans: Our Lady of Lourdes School Travel Plan Queen Elizabeth School Travel Plan St. Jerome School Travel Plan Cassandra School Travel Plan Leaside High School Travel Plan Forest Hill Collegiate Institute School Travel Plan

For more active transportation news, see Canada Walks.