Active and safe routes to school

We provide resources and supports to schools and families that want to get active!

Walking or biking on the trip to and from school is an important (and fun!) step towards children and youth getting the recommended amount of daily exercise and time outdoors for physical and mental health. 

Getting Started

Ways you can get involved and encourage biking, walking and wheeling in your neighbourhood and at your school

School Streets – We want to hear from you!

What is the future of School Streets in Winnipeg? Give us your input to help us figure out the next steps!

WALKtober 2020 – At School or At Home!

Kick off Walktober with National Walk to School Day on October 7th!

School Streets: A pilot at Isaac Brock

A safer, healthier more enjoyable environment for everyone!

Recent Posts

Walktober

October 1 – 31, 2020

Celebrate walking for the month of October!

Walkabouts 101

October 7, 2020

Walkabouts are a great way to talk about road safety and neighbourhood accessibility. Join our short tutorial to learn more about how to host your very own walkabout!

Why active school travel?

Walking, biking and rolling to and from school has positive impacts on children’s mental, emotional, and physical health.   

Our Highlights

How are Canadians doing in Active School Travel?

Active and Safe Routes to School Program Handbook

Our program handbook is full of ideas to get your school more active, with resources for special events, walking school buses, and other programs to get you started. 

Making Children Count

This is a report with key results, a summary of health challenges, and suggested actions to improve school travel rates, based on a study of Manitoba school, from 2015-2017.

Prairie Dog Projects

Skill-building for the entire family. Prairie Dog Projects will help the whole family learn and grow with activities to explore active transportation and more!  

What we did in 2019 – 2020

Through innovative programs and support of local champions, more kids are biking and walking to school. Here are some of our accomplishments from this past year. 

New Bike racks distributed to schools

Schools registered for walking and biking Initiatives

Students Participated in Clean Air Day

Learn about walking school buses!

Meet the team

Kris Kuzdub

kris@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x105

Mel Marginet

mel@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x112

Beth McKechnie

beth@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x102

Sankranti Patel

Denae Penner

denae@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x114

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners