The first step to making changes is knowing why. Get up to speed on why active travel to school is important.
2017, Making Children Count. A call to action to increase active school travel! This report is a snapshot of Manitoba and includes study results, health challenges faced by youth, and possible actions to improve rates of active school travel.
Saving Money and Time with Active School Travel. You might have heard that schools and teachers simply don’t have the resources to focus on how kids are getting to school. We put those arguments to rest.
2016, ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity. The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. This Report Card includes new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep—the first of their kind in the world—and, for the first time, assigns a Sleep grade.
2011, Guide for Sustainable Schools in Manitoba. Manitoba Education worked with The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to help schools reach their sustainability goals.
2010, Kids on the Move: Child and Youth Friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines for Manitoba. The Centre for Sustainable Transportation at The University of Winnipeg created this document as part of the national Kids on the Move project. It outlines a series of actions we can take to create safe cities for youth to walk, bike, and take transit independently, and by extension make cities that work for everyone.
It doesn’t matter if you are a parent, teacher, community member, or an entire school. We have tools for you to start making changes.
Help us track how we’re doing in Manitoba, or just your classroom. For our Province-wide Count of Active Transportation, we’re using our app, BikeWalkRoll, to learn about how kids in Manitoba are getting to school. Compare schools and divisions to see whose students are the most active.
Bring Active School Travel into your classroom. Support for active travel activities, as well as other green initiatives like waste reduction and composting.
Develop a School Travel Plan (STP). Want to learn more about the school travel planning process? Check out our guides and the travel plans we’ve supported in Manitoba.
Get ideas from our Active and Safe Routes to School Handbook and Resource Guide. Our comprehensive manual for developing programs that get more students walking and wheeling to school. Not just for school divisions, this will be useful for parents, police departments, neighbourhood associations, and anyone else looking to promote activity and healthy habits in kids.
Participate in an Active Travel Event. We coordinate events throughout the year that make it fun for kids to try walking or wheeling to school.
Start a Bike Repair Shop and Program in Your School or Community. Our friends at The Wrench have helped a number of schools start bike shops on site. How to get started, where to get funding, how to develop a credit course — they answer all your questions. The manual also includes a list of schools with bike programming, if you’re curious.
Keep updated on what’s happening with active school travel in Manitoba.
“Off on the Right Foot”. Our own quarterly Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) newsletter, focused on how communities in Manitoba and across Canada are making it it safe to walk or wheel to school.
School Patrol Program. School patrols have been around for a long time! Learn more about the program and how kids can help each other stay safe on the way to school.