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

FREE Air Quality Classroom Presentations

Book classroom presentations with us on sustainable transportation and food waste!

Time for Safe Speeds in Winnipeg

Get the scoop on 30 km/h residential streets

Recent Posts

KidMode Design Contest

October 1 – 31 (*Extended to Nov. 8th!*)

What do your kids or students want the neighbourhood to look like? Get them to draw it, using this handy workbook! Prizes available.

Jack Frost Challenge for Schools

February 2-8, 2020

Log kilometres of outdoor activity during the week and celebrate Winter Walk Day & Winter Bike to School Day!

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.

BikeWalkRoll

An short 30-second online tool to track active school travel. This hands-up survey can be done quickly in class, and helps us understand how students are getting to and from school. Try it out in your class!

What we did in 2018 – 2019

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. 

Schools Participating in School Travel Surveys

Schools registered for walking and biking events

Students Participated in Walktober

Learn about walking school buses!

Meet the team

Sean Carlson
(204) 925-3777 x103
sean@greenactioncentre.ca

Heather McKie
(204) 925-3777 x107
heather@greenactioncentre.ca

Denae Penner
(204) 925-3777 x 114
denae@greenactioncentre.ca

Say Hello!

We want to hear from you

3 + 11 =

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners