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Winter Walk Day 2017 a huge success

Schools across the country marked Winter Walk Day, 1 February, in a variety of ways, including handing out hot chocolate and stickers, and by holding raffles and assemblies. Schools celebrating Winter Walk Day this year can register their event online and receive a... read more

Winter Walk Day is coming

1 February is Winter Walk Day across Canada. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to get outside together and stretch their legs. For tips on how to dress for winter walking and ideas for celebration events, visit Active and Safe Routes to School. You’ll... read more

Let’s include walking in Ontario’s climate plan

ONTARIO’S CLIMATE Action Plan calls for increased walking and cycling, but the action steps listed in the Plan ignore walking. Further, Ontario’s Transportation Ministry is developing a cycling commuter strategy with $150-$225 million in funding for cycling... read more

GCC supports funding for active transportation

ACTIVE transportation infrastructure needs $694 million in dedicated annual funding from the federal government, according to a submission from the Federal Active Transportation Coalition (FATC). As an active member of the Coalition, we agree. In a letter to... read more

It’s finally here – October is IWALK Month

JOIN STUDENTS and families across Canada to celebrate International Walk to School Month (IWALK) in October. International Walk to School Day is Wednesday 5 October. Register your school’s IWALK event and receive a Certificate of Participation from Canada Walks. We... read more

Major STP study completed

TWO REPORTS on the feasibility of implementing School Travel Planning (STP) at the school board level are now available on Green Communities Canada’s Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) website. Three district school boards, 15 schools, and more than 8,000... read more

Jacky Kennedy puts her feet up

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... read more

Join the national action strategy

ORGANIZATIONS ARE invited to support the National Action Strategy for Walking, a new initiative that will establish a pan-national voice for walking and pick up the pace of action for creating walkable communities. To date, 34 national, provincial, and local... read more

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