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The Walking School Bus: Confidently Stepping Into Your School Travel Plan

Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

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THE WALKING SCHOOL BUS: CONFIDENTLY STEPPING INTO YOUR SCHOOL TRAVEL PLAN

Presented by Canada Walks and Green Communities Canada

A walking school bus (WSB) is often raised as an idea for school Action Plans, but how to make it relevant and sustainable for a range of school communities? Please join us April 29 for a webinar that showcases two successful projects underway now in Canada. This webinar will include two presentations and 30 minutes of questions and discussion.

The Ottawa Walking School Bus: From Pilot to Program

Traditional parent volunteer-organized WSBs have often proven difficult to organize and sustain. In the fall of 2014, the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Safety Council and Green Communities Canada collaborated to launch a 12-week pilot project using leaders who, like an adult crossing guard, were screened, trained, supervised and paid to lead a daily WSB. This webinar will present highlights from the experience including evaluation results for this unique model of WSB.

Visit www.ottawaschoolbus.ca to view a short video.

Co-presenters: Wallace Beaton, ASRTS Coordinator - Ottawa & Eastern ON, Green Communities Canada; Vicky Kyriaco, General Manager, Ottawa Student Transportation Authority; Robin Ray, Family Health Specialist, Ottawa Public Health; and Kathleen Cameron, Director - Programs and Policy Development, Ottawa Safety Council.

Trottibus, the Walking School Bus!  

Being active is one of the ways to lower the risk of getting cancer. That’s why the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) decided to encourage the young and not so young to integrate walking into their daily life. The CCS has taken on the task of mobilizing its resources for a shared project: supporting the development of a Trottibus Walking School Bus network across Quebec.

Through planned routes and stops, two adult volunteers accompany a group of kindergarten to third grade children to school every weekday morning.

The CCS’s main responsibilities are to train the people in charge of the project, provide them with all the necessary tools, and help them in volunteer recruitment.

Visit www.trottibus.ca/en to learn more and view a short video about Trottibus.

Co-presenters from Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division: Jacinthe Hovington, Director, Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion; Veronique Gallant, Coordinator, Active Transportation.

Have questions about The Walking School Bus: Confidently Stepping Into Your School Travel Plan? Contact Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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Canada Walks, Green Communities Canada

Canada Walks has a vision for a country where everyone can enjoyably, easily, and safely walk to school, work, play, shopping, and transit.

School Travel Planning is an initiative of Canada Walks.

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