OAST News October 2019

Click here for the October 2019 issue of OAST News.

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Walking school bus in Guelph, Education Minister confirming support for OAST, School Streets and more…

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Start the School Year Off on the Right Foot

The transition back to school can be an exciting time of year - a chance for a fresh start with new beginnings. Maybe you and your child(ren) are planning to set new academic goals, make new friends, or develop new healthy habits. Whatever your family's school year...

Supporting Active School Travel through Public Policy

Why is it that the majority of Canadian children travel by car to get to school, rather than walking, biking or taking the school bus? There are a myriad of factors at play, including human factors like social attitudes, knowledge and skills, working-parent schedules,...

‘School Streets’ are Creating Space for Play in Hamilton

The morning drop-off has become less chaotic, and much more fun for students and families at Strathcona Elementary School in Hamilton this June. The City of Hamilton's School Streets pilot project runs on Tuesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:00 am for the morning drop-off...

Collaborating on Active Transportation Skills for Students

Skills training programs teach fundamental pedestrian and cycling safety skills that can help boost independence, safety, and active school travel amongst children. Despite how valuable it is to provide foundational skills within schools, it is estimated that less...

Get Active with the Family this Summer!

School is almost out for the summer! Before your family starts celebrating, you may be worrying what you’ll do to keep your kid(s) active without Daily Physical Activity (DPA), Phys-Ed class, and regular walking or wheeling to school.  Not to worry! With our friends...