The Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership
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The Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership is a national group working to increase the number of school-aged children who travel to school using active, sustainable and safe modes of transportation.

Active & Safe Routes to School advocates for and provides support for the independent movement for children and youth. Imagine in your community:

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  • groups of children walking to school
  • traffic and safety problems solved by community members and decision-makers
  • more places for walking & wheeling
  • cycling skills training programs - and more ...

About Us

The Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership aims to support the capacity building requirements of a national group working to increase the number of school-aged children who travel to school using active, sustainable modes of transportation. The idea of a national partnership has been considered over the years.

The goals of the Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership are to:

  1. provide a strong identity and voice at the national level;
  2. create durable and sustaining relationships across the country; and
  3. provide support for national, provincial, and territorial initiatives and policies through coordinated resources.

In the 1990's, strong ASRTS Provincial lead organizations developed in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia (with interested groups in the other provinces and territories). In 2008 provincial stakeholders held a face-to-face meeting where the possibility of a national partnership was discussed. Out of this has emerged the beginning of a strong national group working collaboratively on their shared vision for the safe, healthy and independent mobility of children and youth.

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The Canadian Active and Safe Routes to School Partnership would like to acknowledge the role of Transport Canada's ecoMobility program in the development of the partnership. The ecoMobility program funds the implementation of green transportation projects and supports capacity building activities for sustainable transportation practitioners. For more information, please visit www.tc.gc.ca/ecomobility.