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FCM calls for federal active transportation leadership

A resolution adopted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (95% in favour) urges the federal government to take action in support of active transportation. The resolution, put forth by the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities, calls for a National Active... read more

Join our “Dirty Drop-off” webinar

Green Communities Canada tackles the issue of vehicle emissions around schools and the effect on students in a free webinar, Dirty Drop-off: Children’s exposure to air pollutants at school, 26 April. 1-2 pm ET. The featured presenter is Dr. Matthew Adams, whose... read more

Coordinator hired for Ontario AST project

Celenna Ciuro joins Green Communities Canada as Project Coordinator for the new Ontario Active School Travel project. With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, the three-year project will deliver a provincial framework to expand walking, cycling, and other... read more

Upper Grand rocks IWALK

The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) pulled out all the stops this year to promote International Walk to School Day (IWALK). The result: 46 schools participated — 60 percent of all UGDSB schools. Of the participating schools, 15 achieved student... read more

New Active & Safe Route to School website

Our redesigned Active & Safe Routes to School website, saferoutestoschool.ca, is easier to navigate and contains the latest news, research, and resources on active school travel. Check it out... read more

Ontario invests in active school travel

ONTARIO IS committing more than $3 million over the next three years to roll out active school travel across Ontario. “We’re thrilled that Education Minister Mitzie Hunter is making a powerful investment in student health and well-being by supporting active school... read more

Creating safe routes to school

SCHOOL CROSSING guards increase walking to school by 14%. Green Communities Canada has produced a guide on behalf of the Ontario Traffic Council documenting the important role of crossing guards. Also included are summaries of programs and initiatives being... read more

Join the push for a national active transportation strategy

A  new website urges support for a Canadian active transportation strategy that will boost everyday walking, cycling, and active school travel. The site and accompanying campaign are the work of a six-month-old alliance comprising Canada Bikes, the National Active... read more

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