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 2022 is coming!

Join us for a month of Active and Safe Routes to School programming

Bike Everywhere Month and Clean Air Day Recap 2022

Our first in-person Clean Air Day in three years, getting kids on bikes, prizes – there’s lots to celebrate!

Tune-up that bike!

Get ready for spring cycling! Get out, get active, and be safe.

Walktober

October 1-31, 2022

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

Jack Frost Challenge for Kids

February 5-11, 2023

Stay tuned for more information!

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

Katheryn Loewen

Thank you to our funders

Thank you to our partners