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OAST News November 2020
OAST News November 2020

Responding to the ‘new normal’; Timiskaming and Brantford/Brant County AST Spotlight; A bike park with a difference; and more…

Responding to the ‘new normal’
Responding to the ‘new normal’
Timiskaming: Adding colour to the neighbourhood 
Timiskaming: Adding colour to the neighbourhood 
Brantford & Brant County: Building a healthy future 
Brantford & Brant County: Building a healthy future 
OAST News September 2020
OAST News September 2020
OAST News June 2020
OAST News June 2020
A big win for AST in Blind River
A big win for AST in Blind River
New approaches to AST in Markham
New approaches to AST in Markham
Telling the AST Story
Telling the AST Story
Signs of the Time: School Wayfinding
Signs of the Time: School Wayfinding
Social Marketing & AST 101
Social Marketing & AST 101
Teach Them and They Will Walk
Teach Them and They Will Walk
OAST News February 2020
OAST News February 2020

OAST spotlight Thunder Bay, Winter Walk Day 2020, the new research project that will measure the impact of AST and more…

Winter Walk Day 2020
Winter Walk Day 2020
And the Oscar goes to…
And the Oscar goes to…
Students “roll” models
Students “roll” models
School Streets
School Streets
Education minister confirms support for OAST
Education minister confirms support for OAST
WSB momentum in Guelph
WSB momentum in Guelph
Wayfinding
Wayfinding
Engaging municipal champions in Niagara
Engaging municipal champions in Niagara
Journey outside in 2019-2020
Journey outside in 2019-2020
In the Eye of the Beholder
In the Eye of the Beholder
Broadening the STP conversation in Peterborough
Broadening the STP conversation in Peterborough
More OAST Fund projects
More OAST Fund projects
Celebrating commitment to a safe walk to school
Celebrating commitment to a safe walk to school
International Walk to School Month
International Walk to School Month

IWALK is celebrated throughout the month of October, with IWALK Day Wednesday 6 October 2021. Register and find resources to help you plan your events!

BikeWalkRoll
BikeWalkRoll
Winter Walk Day
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 3 February 2021.

OAST News January 2019
OAST News January 2019
Spring into Spring
Spring into Spring

Organize a Spring into Spring event any day during the month of April 2021 to celebrate the journey outside to school! Walk, wheel, run, scoot, and pogo!

Bike to School Week
Bike to School Week

Bike to School Week is the last week of May. Celebrate the days May 24 – 28, 2021 by planning cycling and wheeling events in your school community.

Hamilton launches parent engagement strategy
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 board officials, marked the first step in a two-year process to develop, […]

Ontario Active School Travel Fund now open for applications
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 active school travel initiatives, or to help get new initiatives underway, and […]

Summit success!
Summit success!
Ontario Active School Travel Summit 2018
Ontario Active School Travel Summit 2018
Meeting for transportation equity
Meeting for transportation equity
School Traffic Management webinar
School Traffic Management webinar
School travel council holds founding meeting
School travel council holds founding meeting
Updated STP Toolkit webinar
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 additional ‘Keep it Going’ Phase, Tips for Equity, and a Bikeabout Tool. Find out about the School Travel […]

Funded projects announced
Funded projects announced
Our new name is launched
Our new name is launched
“Dirty Drop-off” Webinar
“Dirty Drop-off” Webinar
Join our active school travel team
Join our active school travel team
Funding for Active School Travel initiatives in Ontario
Funding for Active School Travel initiatives in Ontario

Up to $100K is available to partnership-based projects that expand active school travel and build a foundation for lasting impact.

Upper Grand rocks IWALK
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 participation rates of more than 80 percent. UGDSB credits several factors for its successful […]

Ontario invests in active school travel
Ontario invests in active school travel

ONTARIO IS committing more than $3m over the next three years to roll out active school travel across Ontario.

October is IWALK Month
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. Our resources can help you plan and promote IWALK Day and Month. Share your stories of walking (and wheeling) to […]

The important role of school crossing guards
The important role of school crossing guards

Research shows that school crossing guards can increase rates of walking to school.

Active transportation strategy for Canada
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.

Bike to School Webinar
Bike to School Webinar

This webinar showcases Canadian cycling education programs.

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

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