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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

Communities improve walkability

Last fall, Green Communities Canada invited communities that had received WALK Friendly Ontario designations in 2013 to reapply to the program to benchmark their progress. Of the nine communities invited to participate in this targeted intake, Kingston, Ottawa,... read more

Bike to School webinar recording

View the Canada Walks webinar, Bike to School: Overcoming the Barriers. Recorded 9 May 2017, the webinar showcases Canadian bike education programs and explores ways to enable students to cycle to school. Also included are ideas for celebrating Bike to School Week, 29... read more

Join us for an Active School Transportation webinar

JOIN CANADA Walks for a free webinar on overcoming the barriers to biking to school. Cycling skills educators will share information on Canada-wide programs that encourage and enable children to bike to school. Webinar includes questions and discussion. 9 May,... read more

Kingston is WALK Friendly

KINGSTON, ON has been awarded a bronze designation under the WALK Friendly Communities program delivered by Green Communities Canada (Canada Walks). This medium-sized city has done an impressive job of promoting walkability and engaging its citizens to increase... read more

More support for walking strategy

THE CANADIAN Cancer Society (CCS) is the latest organization to endorse our vision statement for a National Action Strategy for Walking. The Society has been a long-time supporter of walking as a way to reduce the risk of cancer, and notes that about one-third of all... read more

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

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