AFTER 20 years of advocating for children’s mobility and walkable communities, Jacky Kennedy retired as Director of Canada Walks 30 June. Jacky oversaw and participated in many exciting and innovative projects, including School Travel Planning (she brought the STP model to Canada), Walkability Master Classes, and the Guinness World Record Walk (still held by Canada!). Jacky truly ‘walks the walk’. She is recognized internationally as an expert in her field, and has represented Canada on the world stage, including hosting Walk21 Toronto 2007.
Jacky received the 2016 Green Community Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to an individual who demonstrates through work and achievements a lifetime contribution to improving the environment.
Green Communities Canada is pleased that Jacky will continue to serve as a mentor to our Canada Walks department and wishes her well in this next exciting chapter of her life.