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Summit success!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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....

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.

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.