About us

Green Communities Canada (GCC) has been a leading organization promoting active school travel for two decades. We do this through research, advocacy, training, educational resources, events, partnerships, and on-the-ground programming.

We have a simple but compelling goal:

to make walking, cycling, and other forms of active, safe, and sustainable transportation the norm for trips to and from school.

Learn more about the support and services we offer.


Our staff 

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Kate Berry                                           

Program Director

Kate works with school boards, municipalities, public health and other civic organizations to promote active school travel and implement School Travel Planning in Ontario. She is a civil engineer and previously worked for Sustrans, a leading UK sustainable transport charity, where she managed the design and construction of active transportation infrastructure. She has also worked as School Traffic Plan Coordinator for the Upper Grand District School Board, working with schools to improve traffic safety, reduce vehicle congestion, and increase student active travel.

Nicole Roach                                

Program lead, active transportation

Nicole leads the active transportation programming at GCC, engaging with diverse stakeholders through various Ontario Active School Travel initiatives. She has worked in sustainable transportation for several years with a focus on commuting behaviours and community engagement. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys exploring by bicycle, photography, and cooking at home.  

Isooda Niroomand                                      

School Travel Planning Facilitator

Isooda facilitates the Toronto Catholic School Board’s school travel planning programs. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning and a Master’s Degree in Urban Design from Iran, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Design from McMaster University, focusing on Sustainable Community Infrastructure. Before joining GCC she was involved with the School Site Design Project at the City of Hamilton where she was introduced to the initiatives GCC undertakes toward encouraging more kids to walk and cycle to school.

Sabat Ismail                                            

School Travel Planning Facilitator

Sabat is a Greater Toronto Area based School Travel Planner with Green Communities Canada. She has several years of experience advancing active transportation initiatives at various non-profits and municipalities. She is passionate about programming and art supporting engagement in active transportation.

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