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Active Schools

Active Schools helps teachers across Ontario to implement the new curriculum with fun, quality physical activity programs for their students.


Production of the School Travel Planning web pages and resources has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada, through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; and from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Clean Air Champions

The mission of the Clean Air Champions is to improve air quality by working with respected athletes to motivate and educate Canadians to adopt practices and lifestyles that enhance both environmental and personal health.

The co-operators

The Co-operators is a group of Canadian companies focusing on insurance. As a co-operative, our members are 28 co-operatives and similarly-structured organizations, representing a combined membership of 4.5 million Canadians. As an indication of our support for healthy communities, The Co-operators established an endowment fund for co-operative and community economic development (CED) in Canada. The purpose of our Fund is to support community enterprises and initiatives that create local employment and promote local self-reliance. Our company is proud to assist with initiatives that support self-reliance through innovative, co-operative, community-based solutions.

Eco Canada

ECO Canada



Informa Market Research Co. Ltd.

Informa Market Research Co. Ltd. provides a wide range of information gathering services to a diverse private and public sector client base, enabling corporate marketing professionals to make better decisions regarding programs, ad campaigns, and new products or services.

International Walk to School Week - is the official site of International Walk to School Week.

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Our vision at The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is a society in which all Canadians have the opportunity to develop their potential and to engage fully as citizens in the exercise of their rights and responsibilities.

The Laidlaw Foundation

The Laidlaw Foundation uses its human and financial resources in innovative ways to strengthen the environment for children, youth and families, to enhance opportunities for human development and creativity and to sustain healthy communities and ecosystems.

Lura Consulting

Lura Consulting has been providing leading-edge consulting services for 30 years. Our specialized service areas include collaborative processes, communications, strategic planning, environmental planning and health promotion.

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is a federal government department specializing in the sustainable development and use of natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests and earth sciences.

Ontario Ministry of Health

The Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion's Active 2010 - Communities in Action Fund, a comprehensive strategy to get more Ontarians physically active, will contribute to a better quality of life for Ontarians by helping them become more active and participate in sports.

Active 2010 is linked to the Canadian Sport Policy and the recently announced national Healthy Living Strategy, with the committed goals of:

  • Creating opportunities for Ontarians to become involved in quality sport activities.
  • Enhancing opportunities for Ontarians to participate in daily physical activity.
  • Increasing the number of Ontarians who value and believe participation in sport and physical activity is an integral and essential part of life in Ontario.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative. The Foundation allocates grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts and culture, environment, human and social services, and sports and recreation sectors.


ParticipACTION, provides leadership in collaboration and communications to foster the “movement” that inspires and supports Canadians to move more and to ensure a Canadian society where people are the most physically active on Earth.

Pembina Institute - Solutions

Pembina Institute - Solutions, is an independent, not-for-profit environmental policy research and education organization. Founded in Drayton Valley, Alberta, the Pembina Institute has a multidisciplinary staff of more than thirty, with offices in Drayton Valley, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa.

Pollution Probe

Pollution Probe is a Canadian environmental organization that: Defines environmental problems through research; Promotes understanding through education; and Presses for practical solutions through advocacy.Pollution Probe is dedicated to achieving positive and tangible environmental change. They have four major programmes and several special programme areas of: Air, Water, Climate Change, and Energy. Their other special programme areas are: Environment and Child Health, Mercury, Environmental Policy Development.

Public Health Agency of Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada. Strengthening its ability to protect the health and safety of Canadians, the Government of Canada has delivered on its commitment to establish a new Public Health Agency of Canada and appoint a Chief Public Health Officer.

The creation of the Public Health Agency of Canada marks the beginning of a new approach to federal leadership and collaboration with provinces and territories on efforts to renew the public health system in Canada and support a sustainable health care system.

The Toronto Atmospheric Fund

The Toronto Atmospheric Fund is an agency of the City of Toronto, created in 1992, to assist the City and the community in reaching its climate change goal. Operating with an endowment of $23 million from the sale of City of Toronto property, TAF provides grants and innovative financing to support initiatives that: save energy and money; cut emissions that are changing the climate; create jobs; and make the city a healthier place to live and work.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health programs and services reflect the city's diverse and culturally rich communities. They provide a wide range of health education and disease prevention initiatives to promote health and prevent illness across the new city.

Toronto Works and Emergency Services

Toronto Works and Emergency Services provides water, wastewater, solid waste, transportation, fire and ambulance services to the new City of Toronto. The department has approximately 9,300 employees, and has operations from Pickering in the east, to the border with Mississauga in the west, and from the shores of Lake Ontario to York Region in the north. The department provides essential services that affect the day to day life of Toronto residents.

Town of Markham

Town of Markham. On June 28, 2005 Markham Council passed an Idling Control Bylaw (Bylaw 2005-192). Provisions include a maximum vehicle idling limit of 3 minutes.

Moving On Sustainable Transportation (MOST)

Transport Canada created the Moving On Sustainable Transportation (MOST) program to promote awareness of sustainable transportation issues and the development of new tools and approaches to encourage concrete action by Canadians.  The primary objectives of the MOST program are to: stimulate the development of innovative tools, approaches and practices for increasing the sustainability of Canada's transportation system;  realize quantifiable environmental and sustainable development results on Transport Canada's sustainable development priorities; and provide Canadians with practical information and tools for better applying sustainable transportation thinking to their daily lives.

Walk21 Walk21 Toronto

Walk21 and Walk21 Toronto exists to champion the development of healthy sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk. Through the Walk21 Conference series and the International Charter, Walk21 have a vision to create a world where people choose and are able to walk as a way to travel, to be healthy and to relax.

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