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›  EcoSchools Resources

The Active, Safe and Sustainable Transportation Initiative Ideas resource suggests ways that active, safe and sustainable transportation can be integrated into a school’s EcoSchools program.
Healthy Living: Active, Safe, and Sustainable Transportation (Recommended readings)
Ontario Elementary Curriculum Connections to Active Safe, Sustainable Transportation (2016)
See Section 6 of the EcoSchools Certification Toolkit for resources to support active, safe and sustainable transportation.
The Best Practices Guide describes a wide range of activities that our schools undertake to make their EcoSchools program engaging and inspiring. See pp. 74 – 76 of this guide for some examples of how active transportation has been promoted at other schools.

›  Teaching and Learning

Guide to Ride
Free cycling-focused lesson plans for grades 4 – 6, provided by Physical and Health Education Canada

Move Think Learn – Cycling in Focus
Geared towards grades 4 – 9, this Physical and Health Education Canada resource provides lesson plans that demonstrate how cycling strategy, tactics and skills can be transferred to other sports

Active & Sustainable School Travel Lesson Plans
Geared towards grades 1, 5 and 9 to help teachers engage students about the environment, health and social benefits of making active and sustainable travel choices.

›  Additional Resources

Cycle Toronto’s Cyclist Handbook
A resource for Toronto cyclists, identifying the parts of a bicycle, cycling safety tips and rules of the road. Available in 17 languages.

CAA’s Bike Safety
This website provides a wealth of resources on bike safety, including selecting appropriate bike equipment, riding skills and tips and bike maintenance and care.

Ministry of Transportation’s Young Cyclists Guide
A cycling guidebook, designed for youth, providing information on bicycle equipment, riding tips and rules of the road.

Peel Region’s Bike Rodeo Community Kit
A “how-to” guide for establishing a Bike Rodeo in your community.

The Guide to Safer Streets Near Schools is a research-based resource designed to assist residents in requesting street improvements within the City of Toronto

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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