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Two free and turnkey active transportation school activities

For secondary and primary schools

Register your school by October 16, 2023

On Your Feet Challenge

The best way to encourage kids to get moving!!

For 4 weeks, students, families and school communities are invited to travel 6,000 kilometers by active transportation, the distance from one end of Canada to the other.

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On Your Feet Challenge

A Trottibus every day of the school year!

Trottibus Walking School Bus

Ever considered another way to get the kids to school?

The Trottibus is a fun ride that encourages primary school students to walk to school. It also helps parents by sharing the responsibility

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Trottibus Walking School Bus

Because together, we can create

Sustainable changes for the future of our kids

Physical health

Good for physical health

Active transportation creates opportunities to be active, which strengthens muscles and bones, improves cardiovascular health, and reduces chronic disease and cancer risks.

Community

Good for the community

Active transportation creates opportunities to socialize and to come together around a common goal (collective wellbeing, sustainable health, etc.).

Mental health

Good for mental health

Physical activity helps ease symptoms of anxiety and depression, while also improving stress responses and self-esteem

Environnement

Good for the environment

By using the energy of your own body to get around, you’re doing your part to combat climate change and improve air quality for future generations.

Testimonials

Participants
will tell you

– Linda Pagé, Principal, Marie-Reine School

« The addition of a Trottibus to the Marie-Reine school demonstrates the commitment of the neighborhood people to improving the safety and well-being of the children. »

– Linda Pagé, Principal, Marie-Reine School
– Michèle G., Trottibus community volunteer

« For me, it's about setting up a kind of routine because when you retire, it's easy to just do nothing... so, waking up early in the morning, going outside with the kids, and coming back by 8:30 am, gives us the whole day ahead. »

– Michèle G., Trottibus community volunteer

Be part of the movement

Turnkey educational projects that can be adapted to your setting

Tools to help implement your project

Tools to help implement your project

Promotional signs, customizable emails, guides for organizers, educational activities with worksheets, and lots more!

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User-friendly online platforms

User-friendly online platforms

A portal to manage data with personalized access to lots of tools to promote your project and get the kids moving!

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The school pays $0

The school pays 0$

All our projects and promotional materials are free. As part of the Trottibus, you can invest a small amount to obtain additional materials.

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Jonathan Le Prof

Our spokesman

Jonathan
Le Prof talks about us

Do you know Jonathan Le Prof? He's a social studies teacher at D'Iberville high school in Rouyn-Noranda, and a proud educational activist. On his Facebook page, he talks to his community about Artères communes! Follow him to find out why he got involved in the Artères communes project!

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latest on our initiatives

When you subscribe to the Collective Strides newsletter, you’re joining a community committed to active transportation. Issued a few times a year, these newsletters feature informative and educational content, news, events, testimonials and case studies.

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About Collective Strides

Collective Strides
is a new initiative by the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) exists to unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer. It champions world leading outcomes in cancer prevention, treatment and support.


Our Collective Strides initiatives, an integral part of our cancer prevention mission, aims to increase physical activity levels among kids, their families, and the community at large by encouraging the use of active transportation. It targets the best period of life to adopt healthy behaviours: childhood. The Trottibus and the On Your Feet Challenge are a direct response to ComPARe study’s data indicating that some 146,400 cancer cases could be prevented by 2042 if Canadians were to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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