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Get Inspired by the New Ideas Lab

The Ontario Active School Travel program is pleased to announce a new online resource to support active school journeys in communities across the country.   Introducing... SchoolTravel.ca!  SchoolTravel.ca is the new home of the Canadian School Travel Planning Toolkit...

Simple Steps to Join the Global Active Travel Movement

International Walk to School Month – also known as IWALK or Walktober – is a global celebration of active school travel that takes place every October.  During IWALK, students are encouraged to walk or wheel to school and to participate in activities that promote...

Tips to 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,...