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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

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

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