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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

Learn about School Travel Planning

CANADA WALKS presents a walk-through of the updated School Travel Guide and Toolkit and an overview of recent research on reducing pedestrian collisions and increasing active school transportation, 12 May, noon-1:30 p.m. EDT. Free. Jacky Kennedy, Director of Canada... read more

It’s time to Spring into Spring

WITH THE arrival of Spring, it’s time to plan a Spring into Spring Challenge to encourage students to walk/bike to school more often. We have print-ready posters you can use to promote your events. Walk, jog, skip, or bike to school as often as possible between Earth... read more

Opportunities and challenges for active school travel

ONE OF the largest public transit infrastructure projects in Toronto is the building of Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT). It aims to create better connectivity for public transit users and take cars off one of the city’s busiest streets. In... read more

Winter Walk Day 2016 recap

STUDENTS ACROSS Ontario enjoyed spring-like weather for Winter Walk Day 2016, 3 February, while students on the “wet” coast of British Columbia embraced the day by walking in the rain.   Ontario roundup Upper Grand District School Board... read more

Winter Walk Day 2016

WINTER WALK Day, 3 February, offers a great opportunity to promote bundling up and enjoying a brisk walk to school. Walking to school can be exhilarating and fun and lay the groundwork for improved academic performance. Tips for a safe and comfortable winter walk... read more

Peterborough designated a Silver WALK Friendly Community

The city of Peterborough, Ontario has been awarded a Silver designation under the WALK Friendly Communities program delivered by Green Communities Canada (Canada Walks). Peterborough boasts impressive cross-sector collaborations to increase walkability through design,... read more

Walk21 conference delivers a wealth of information

Canada Walks Director Jacky Kennedy attended the Walk21 conference in Vienna 20-23 October, along with approximately 600 other delegates from around the globe. Jacky reports: “The conference took place at the Rathaus (Vienna City Hall), a stunningly beautiful... read more

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