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

Recent Posts

Guest Blog: Life in the Netherlands

Hear from past staff member Nicole Roach about her Dutch cycling experience and how it compares to Winnipeg. Cycling for all ages, riding to school, safe streets, and more!

Bike Everywhere Month x Clean Air Day: 2021 RECAP

This year, Bike Everywhere Month and Clean Air Day each reached 190+ schools and families, and actively engaged over 60+ active and sustainable champions across Manitoba and beyond! Check out the recap to learn all about what happened this year.

Streets made safer with School Streets

School Streets pilot extended until end of the year

Clean Air Day

June 2, 2021

Clean air is something worth celebrating. Register your kids, family, or class for Clean Air Day today!

Bike Everywhere Month

May 1-31, 2021

Why stop at school? Ride your bike everywhere: the annual Bike to School Month is now Bike Everywhere Month!

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 2020 – 2021

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. 

Survey responses collected about school travel habits during the pandemic

Students had space to walk, bike, and play on Canada's first 'school street'

Students Participated in Clean Air Day At Home

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

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners