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Bike to School Week

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 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

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

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!

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...

Ontario Active School Travel Fund now open for applications

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....

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