Join us. Sign the vision statement.

Review the Vision Statement below. If you agree, send us a brief letter of support on behalf of your organization endorsing the Statement and indicating your interest in participating (contact information below). Download sample letter of support.

We’ll keep in touch with more details and updates. We will also talk with you about the campaign, your advice about needs and strategies, and the role you would like to play.

Download National Action Strategy for Walking.

OUR VISION

We the undersigned share a vision of a Canada where everyone can enjoyably, easily, and safely walk to school, work, play,  shopping, and transit.

Our goal: to restore everyday walking as a routine part of our lives by creating conditions in which walking is a positive experience—practical, pleasant, and attractive.

We call on all levels of government, and others who help shape our communities, to join in taking decisive action for walking in the coming months and years.

Walkability will benefit Canadians of all ages, incomes, and abilities—in communities large and small, urban and rural.

Walkability will make Canadians healthier, fitter, and happier.

It will reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths, improve air quality, and support successful transit. It will help create more vibrant, participatory, inclusive, and prosperous neighbourhoods.

The time for action is now. Let’s make Canada a great place to walk!

SAMPLE LETTER

Download a sample letter of support in Word. Please edit to reflect your organization’s involvement and interest, and your reasons for supporting the campaign.

CONTACT

Please forward letters or inquiries by email to info@canadawalks.ca.

SUPPORTERS

To date, the following letters of support have been received (listed alphabetically):

  1. BC Recreation and Parks Association (WalkBC, BEAT)
  2. Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) (Vancouver)
  3. Bowen Island Municipality, BC
  4. Ecology Ottawa
  5. Envirocentre (Ottawa)
  6. Canadian Automobile Association (National)
  7. Canadian Cancer Society
  8. Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  9. Citizens 4 Active Transportation (St. Thomas, ON)
  10. Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury
  11. Ecology Action Centre (Halifax, NS)
  12. EcoSuperior (Thunder Bay, ON)
  13. Environment Network (Collingwood, ON)
  14. Green Action Centre (Manitoba)
  15. Green Venture (Hamilton)
  16. Green Communities Canada
  17. GreenUP (Peterborough, ON)
  18. HASTe BC
  19. Heart and Stroke Foundation
  20. Montreal Urban Ecology Centre
  21. North Okanagan Coalition for Active Transportation
  22. Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition
  23. Ottawa Safety Council
  24. Pelham Active Transportation Committee
  25. Portage la Prairie Active Transportation Committee
  26. Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon
  27. REEP Green Solutions (Waterloo Region)
  28. Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association (Walk Richmond)
  29. SHAPE Alberta
  30. Streets for Everyone (Vancouver)
  31. Sustainable Calgary
  32. The Council on Aging Ottawa
  33. Toronto Centre for Active Transportation
  34. Toronto Environmental Alliance
  35. Traffic Injury Research Foundation
  36. Urban Poling, Inc.
  37. Victoria Transport Policy Institute
  38. Walk Edmonton
  39. Walk ‘n’ Roll Halifax
  40. WalkON Victoria
  41. Whitehorse Walks

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