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Wayfinding

School communities across the province are running wayfinding projects. Wayfinding signs build community awareness and help students and parents plan their active journey to school by giving information about active travel distances to school. Pictured above are...

Engaging municipal champions in Niagara

Photo caption: Niagara Falls City Councillor and former Olympic boxer, Mike Strange, joins students at Cardinal Newman school for a Walk to School Event. Municipal champions are stepping forward to enhance Active School Travel (AST) in Niagara. Lisa Gallant, a health...

Journey outside in 2019-2020! Plan your Walk & Wheel celebrations.

It’s that busy Back to School time already, and time to start planning your encouragement events to get more kids walking and wheeling to school. The dates of the four seasonal events are as follows: International Walk to School Day (IWALK) – 2 October 2019 Winter...

In the Eye of the Beholder Webinar

On 20 June 2019,  a record 190 people registered to attend the webinar In the Eye of the Beholder: Parent and Child Perceptions of Active School Travel. Engaging both children and their parents is critical to the success of any active school travel (AST)...

We are hiring!

We are looking for a School Travel Planning (STP) Facilitator in Ajax. This dynamic full-time position is currently a 12 month contract, starting in August 2019. Please read the JOB POSTING here. Deadline to apply is 5pm Friday 12 July 2019.

Broadening the STP conversation in Peterborough

Something serendipitous is happening with School Travel Planning (STP) in Peterborough. Led by GreenUP, an environmental charity with a mission to inspire and empower environmentally healthy and sustainable action, the STP program focuses on community engagement...

More OAST Fund projects

Walking and wheeling to school in Ontario is getting another boost thanks to the Ontario Active School Travel (OAST) Fund. Sixteen projects in communities across the province have been awarded grants as part of the Fund’s second round. Successful applications were...

Celebrating commitment to a safe walk to school

Brockville Walking School Bus leader Evelyn Vanolst has been recognized for her dedication to community leadership at an event to honour people who make a difference in the lives of children and youth. Celebrated for her kind, compassionate commitment to the safety of...

International Walk to School Month

IWALK is celebrated throughout the month of October, with IWALK Day Wednesday 2 October 2019. Register and find resources to help you plan your events!

BikeWalkRoll

BikeWalkRoll is a quick and engaging online survey tool to help understand how students travel, easily collecting and summarizing information on how students are getting to and from school. First developed by Winnipeg-based Green Action Centre, this simple,...

Winter Walk Day

Don’t hibernate – celebrate! Winter Walk Day is celebrated across the province on the first Wednesday in February. Encourage your school community to journey outside on 5 February 2020.

Spring into Spring

Organize a Spring into Spring event any day during the month of April 2020 to celebrate the journey outside to school! Walk, wheel, run, scoot, and pogo!

Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is the last week of May. Celebrate throughout the week of 25-29 May 2020 by planning cycling and wheeling events in your school community.

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 2019.

Hamilton launches parent engagement strategy

In late November, active and sustainable school travel (ASST) partners in Hamilton came together to launch a new initiative designed to get more parents involved in local ASST projects. The event, which was attended by two dozen parents, public health staff and 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...

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....

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