Ontario Active School Travel Fund

The Ontario Active School Travel Fund seeks to increase active school travel opportunities for elementary students in Ontario. We want more students to walk, cycle, scoot and skateboard for their daily school journeys.

Round 3 now open to applications

Thanks to a financial contribution from the Government of Ontario, Green Communities Canada is now soliciting applications for Round 3 of the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. Communities across Ontario are encouraged to apply for funding to support initiatives that are expected to have a significant and lasting impact in their communities by establishing a foundation for continuing growth in active school travel (AST). Support is available to expand and strengthen existing AST initiatives, or to help get initiatives underway in new communities.

About the OAST Fund

The objective of the Fund is to increase active school travel opportunities for elementary students in Ontario to:

  • Prepare students for learning: Active school travel supports mental health and wellness, which are critical to student success, by offering increased opportunities to engage in physical activity. Research has demonstrated a positive correlation between physical activity and improved academic outcomes.
  • Improve safety: Active school travel helps to decrease traffic in school zones, thereby improving safety for all students, regardless of travel mode.

Between 2018-2020 Green Communities Canada awarded $2.1m from the OAST Fund to support 28 projects that delivered AST initiatives in 52 communities across the province.

Click on the links below to find out more.

Click on a marker for project details.

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