Webinars

The following are links to archived School Travel Planning webinars on various topics. When you click on an archive link, you will be taken to our Blackboard Collaborate or Wimba archives and asked to login with your name (first_last).  If you are unfamiliar with Blackboard Collaborate or Wimba, please email us for instructions on gaining access.

A walk through the updated STP Guide & Toolkit and Learn about recent research on REDUCING pedestrian collisions and INCREASING active school transportation
URL: View archive of session, recorded May 12, 2016.
This webinar is 1 hr 25 mins in length and may be scrolled through to view a single presentation.

School Travel Planning for Facilitators - Sharing to Assist a Tools Update: Inspiration for All
URL: View archive of session, recorded July 14, 2015
This training series has been adapted for an Ontario Ministry of Education Feasibility Study, however, most of its content has been deemed very useful by participants across Canada. Designed for Facilitators in School Travel Planning, this Part 3 webinar contains information on updates to the STP Toolkit and saferoutestoschool.ca website as well as Facilitator-recommended Tool adaptations and community sample resources that can be shared.

School Travel Planning Toolkit materials may be accessed directly, here.

The Walking School Bus, Confidently Stepping Into Your School Travel Plan
URL: View archive of session, recorded April 29, 2015
Below are links to the webinar recording, the two presentation PDFs, and associated websites. You may also contact each lead presenter directly for further information. This webinar is 1 hr and 22 mins in length.

1. The Ottawa Walking School Bus
Lead presenter: Wallace Beaton, Green Communities Canada
PDFs from the presentation. Website: ottawaschoolbus.ca/wsb.
Contact Wallace Beaton.

2. Trottibus!
Presenters: Jacinthe Hovington and Véronique Gallant, Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec
PDFs from the presentation. Video from the presentation. Website: trottibus.ca/en
Contact Véronique Gallant.

Putting the Fun into Surveying for Active and Sustainable School Travel Planning
URL: View archive of session, recorded December 9, 2014
Counting, collecting, mapping and using baseline and follow-up data can involve and inspire school travel champions of all ages, and help decision-makers provide safe routes to school. Both presentations were a hit at the recent Walk21 Sydney 2014 conference – well worth the 90 minutes of your time!

The Living Streets Travel Tracker. A complete web-based monitoring and rewards system that uses a classroom whiteboard. Presenter: Chris Thompson, Schools and Projects Coordinator, Living Streets Scotland. The Travel Tracker is a new web-based tool which works alongside WoW (Walk once a Week), Living Streets’ long term Walk to School programme, to make the experience bigger, bolder and more interactive than ever before. It acts as a digital alternative to wallcharts for recording journeys to school, delivering all of the same functions, plus a whole lot more. Combined with monthly badges, the Travel Tracker forms a complete monitoring and rewards system fit for Strider’s journey into the future!

Don't Let the Robots Win: The power of CounterPoint AND a new hi-tech vision of School Travel Planning. Presenter: Anders Swanson, Director of Software Development / Program design, Green Action Centre, Manitoba, Canada. CounterPoint is that little counting app designed around teenaged traffic engineers and its making a splash. Come learn what's been piloted in real-life, the changes made and fantastic design for you to use! It's meant to be your new Super-Duper Tool slash Video Game of the Future! We're making it easy to get started in School Travel Planning, from Reykjavik to Moose Jaw. All it takes is a one teacher and one classroom click. Then... School by School and Community by Community - setting a new standard in walkability and bike-ability measurement that is elegant, clear, fun and addictive!

School Travel Planning Training for Facilitators - Part 2
URL: View archive of session, recorded January 29, 2015
This training series has been adapted for an Ontario Ministry of Education Feasibility Study, however, most of its content has been deemed very useful by participants across Canada. Designed for Facilitators starting out on School Travel Planning, this Part 2 webinar has two modules: Planning for Action and Moving Forward. The process and resources discussed help shape the Action Plan in order to complete a School Travel Plan.

Recommended pre-requisites are: an Introductory Video that provides a school travel planning process overview, please contact Tanya at Green Communities Canada with your project and contact details for link access; and, Training for Facilitators Part 1, a webinar recorded Oct 8, 2014.

School Travel Planning Toolkit materials may be accessed directly, here.

School Travel Planning Training for Facilitators - Part 1
URL: View archive of session, recorded October 8, 2014
This webinar training is for Facilitators starting out on School Travel Planning. It explains the process and tools required in two modules: Getting Started and Data Collection. It has been adapted for an Ontario Ministry of Education Feasibility Study, however, most of its content has been deemed very useful by participants across Canada.

A recommended pre-requisite is an Introductory Video that gives an overview of the School Travel Planning process. Please contact Tanya at Green Communities Canada with your project and contact details, for link access.

School Travel Planning Toolkit materials may be accessed directly, here.

Successful Support for Active & Sustainable School Travel Planning
URL: View archive of session, recorded September 23, 2014
Active and Sustainable School Travel (ASST) School Marketing Campaign - 2013-2014 findings and 2014-15 future opportunities. Presenters: Jennifer McGowan, School Travel Advisor; and Courtney Richardson, Intern, Smart Commute at Metrolinx (Greater Toronto and Hamilton area) Ontario. Student Engagement in STP Case Studies- experiences on student walkabouts and data findings. Presenter: George Mammen, PhD candidate in the department of Exercise Science at the Health and Exercise Psychology Unit, University of Toronto. The iSchoolTravel Calculator - a guide for best use. Presenter: Ken Martin, Executive Director, the Hub for Active School Travel (HASTe), Vancouver, BC. Counterpoint app - an update. Presenter: Anders Swanson.

Bikeability for School Children
URL: View archive of session, recorded September 25, 2013
How Bikeability Works in Schools and Fits With School Travel Plans. Presenter: Peter Zanzottera, Cycling Market Leader, Steer Davies Greave, London, United Kingdom. Right to Bike; Where We've Been and Where We're Going with British Columbia's Provincial Youth Cycling Education Framework. Presenter: Kerry Hamilton, Community Programs Manager, Hub for Active School Travel (HASTe BC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bike Education Programs in Ontario; Findings and Next Steps. Presenter: Eleanor McMahon, President and Founder, Share the Road Cycling Coalition, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Guide to Ride for Grade 4 (beginner). Presenter: Sasha Alexov, Physical and Health Education Canada, Ottawa, Canada.

Local Air Quality and Children's Mobility
URL: View archive of session, recorded June 19, 2013
Presenters: Chantal Duhaime from Environment Canada, Juby Lee from Green Venture, Denis Corr from Rotek Environmental and Grant Ranalli from St. Lawrence Catholic School.
This session has highlights from the Hamilton, Ontario air quality monitoring project at St. Lawrence Catholic School. The project, a joint effort of Green Venture, Rotek Environmental, Clean Air Hamilton and Green Communities Canada, with support from Environment Canada's Air Quality Health Index, has involved elementary students in the collection and analysis of air quality data around the school and in action planning. A project report, news article, and videos are online at http://saferoutestoschool.ca/blog/clean-air-kids.St. Lawrence has been an active participant in the Stepping It Up (School Travel Planning) project with Metrolinx as well as Share the Road and Green Community Canada's Wheeling to School pilot.

Technology Developments in STP and ASRTS
URL: View archive of session, recorded April 30, 2013
Presenters: Anders Swanson, Project Manager and Designer with the Green Action Centre's Active and Safe Routes to School Program, and Ken Martin, Founder, Passion for Action.
Developers of unique active school travel apps for web and mobile devices shared their latest findings and updates.

Progress in Local Communities
URL: View archive of session, recorded April 3, 2013
Presenters: Ian Hosler from City of Edmonton Community Services, Wendy Majewski from City of Vernon Planning, Jenyfer Neumann from Recreation and Parks Association of Yukon, Leon de Vreede from Town of Bridgewater, Jen McGowan from Ecology Action Centre and Jennifer Lay, School Travel at Metrolinx. *For your reference, we have attached the slide deck for the Metrolinx presentation here. Municipal planners and other community professionals joined us to present on their School Travel Planning and active school travel programs in their communities.

The Reality of Working with High Schools
URL: View archive of session, recorded March 6, 2013
Presenters: Jamie Stuckless from Share the Road and Green Communities Canada, Omar Bhimji from HasteBC and Jennifer McGowan from the Ecology Action Centre

Safe Route to School Planning: A Transportation Engineering Perspective
URL: View archive of session, recorded September 26, 2012
Presenters: Dwayne Cross and Russell Brownlee, Canadian District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE).
This webinar covers how the engineering approvals and practices related to school siting and design have been changing of over the past ten years, and provides examples of opportunities to proactively work with your engineering partners in planning and designing schools that promote walking, cycling and transit trips.

School Travel Planning Guide and Tools: Webinar Training Session
URL: View archive of session, recorded August 15, 2012
A step-by-step overview of the STP Guide and complete toolkit - recommended for training purposes.

AQHI: Air Quality & Active Travel
URL: View archive of session, recorded February 17, 2012
Presenter: Dave Henderson

Project BEAT: Integrating the key lessons of time, space and gender into STP 
URL: View archive of session, recorded February 15, 2012
Presenters: Michelle Stone and Guy Faulkner, University of Toronto

INCORPORATING ACTIVE TRAVEL IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS - Sharing Best Practices 
URL: View archive of session, recorded November 29, 2011
Presenter: Jan Vesna, Manager of National Programs for the Boys and Girls Club of Canada

TALKING A BETTER WALK: Lessons from a Student Photovoice Activity with Schools in Lower Income Areas, Hamilton, ON 
URL: View archive of session,recorded November 15, 2011
Lead presenter: Jennifer Lay, Metrolinx

Sustainable Happiness and Health Education
URL: View archive of session , recorded March 2, 2011
Presenters: Dr. Catherine O'Brien, University of Cape Breton; author Elin Kelsey; staff from Crestview Elementary, Winnipeg, MB

Overcoming the Barriers to Sustainability
URL: View archive of session, recorded October 20, 2010
Presenter: D'Arcy Farlow

Student Engagement for STP 
URL: View archive of session, recorded September 28, 2010
Presenter: Arthur Orsini, Urbanthinkers

Risk Management and Active School Travel
Prepared for Green Communities Canada by Municipal Risk Services Limited, April 2010.
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Below is the May 3 Risk Management and Active School Travel webinar archive link:
URL: View archive of session Date: May 3, 2010
Presenter: Doug Wyseman