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

Walktober 2023 is around the Corner!

Walktober is nearly here! Sign up your kids or students for some month long fun!

Bike Everywhere Month 2023 is Just Around the Corner!

May is Bike Everywhere Month, register today to get involved and earn a chance to win prizes and bike workshops!

Jack Frost Challenge 2023 Results

Results are IN! Check out this year’s winners from Jack Frost Challenge 2023

Walktober

October, 2023

Join us for a month of celebrating and encouraging active school travel. Stay Tuned! 

Jack Frost Challenge for Kids

February 2024

Stay Tuned! 

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 2022-2023

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. 

Students participated in ASRTS bike and walk events.

Workshops and presentations delivered to students and kids

Students Participated in Clean Air Day!

Learn about walking school buses!

Meet the team

Ariel Desrochers

ariel@greenactioncentre.ca

(204 925-3777 x105

Sharee Hochman

sharee@greenactioncentre.ca

(204) 925-3777 x102

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners