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October is International Walk to School Month!

International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual celebration of active transportation taking place around the world every October. Hundreds of Ontario schools participate in IWALK each year, with many holding their events on IWALK Day – Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Schools across Ontario can celebrate IWALK with special events on IWALK Day (the first Wednesday of October) or anytime throughout the month. 

Use the promotional materials, resources, and activities below to help you celebrate IWALK in your community! 

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Register your IWALK activities with Ontario Active School Travel.

Share stories of your IWALK celebrations via social media! @EMCHalton @OntarioAST #IWALK #JourneyOutside #ActiveHalton

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Take Me Outside Day is October 19th!

Take Me Outside Day helps to raise awareness about outdoor learning by encouraging teachers to take their students outside.

Take Me Outside is the non-profit organization behind Take Me Outside Day. They are committed to raising awareness and facilitating action on nature connection and outdoor learning in schools across Canada. 

Learn more about Take Me Outside on their website takemeoutside.ca and follow them on Twitter @takemeoutside.

Sign up to Take Me Outside Day 2022 to receive important updates as they are released.

More great resources for you to explore:

Take Me Outside Day 2021 Recap

Take Me Outside Day 2021 had 9,000 educators and 400,000 students across Canada participate – a commitment to heading outside to help advocate for outdoor learning. If you’d like to get an idea of what is involved with Take Me Outside Day, you can check out the recap of last year here, including all the recordings from speakers, including Dr. Jane Goodall! The 2021 Impact Report is also available here.

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Are you close enough to actively travel to your destination?

Our new interactive Walk & Roll Map application allows students, parents, and school administrators, to find their school on a map and estimate how long it would take for them to walk or bike to school.

Input your destinations into our Walk & Roll Map and see if they are any active travel options you can utilize.

You’re closer than you think! 

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