OAST News November 2020

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OAST News March 2021

Click here for the March 2021 issue of OAST News. Read about:New OAST Fund recipients, Ajax/Barrie and Simcoe-Muskoka AST spotlight, New OAST Council members and more...

Barrie/Simcoe-Muskoka: Beating the odds

For people across the world, 2020 was a difficult year, particularly for those working in the health sector. At the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), the team implementing the On The Move active school travel project faced the twin challenges of a work to...

Ajax: Seeking sustainability

Ajax is no newbie to active school travel (AST) initiatives. Initial work to get more kids walking and wheeling to school began as early as 2010! But, a grant from the OAST Fund in 2019 helped boost those efforts over the last two years.   The Town of Ajax, the...

Responding to the ‘new normal’

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.  They have quickly become essential responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. With schools in Ontario undergoing major transformations to provide safe in-class as well as on-line instruction, local active school travel...

Timiskaming: Adding colour to the neighbourhood 

Recent efforts to boost walking and wheeling to school in Timiskaming District have proven that AST projects can serve a larger social function. At a time when COVID-19 painted the world grey, project staff and volunteers came together to paint brightly coloured...