Phase 1: Set-up the project

Getting started involves appointing a Facilitator, identifying the schools and stakeholders to participate, and establishing committees to support and oversee the School Travel Planning process.

Tools for Phase 1a:
Set-up at the regional level

Guide for Regional Stakeholders

The Guide for Regional Stakeholders provides information to help regional and/or municipal stakeholders to establish and support a School Travel Planning program. 


Establishing Regional STP Committee:

Hiring STP Facilitator(s):

Building support for Active School Travel:

Sample Active School Travel Charters:


Tools for Phase 1b:
Set-up at school level

Guide for Facilitators

The Guide for Facilitators provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for Facilitators to take schools through the School Travel Planning process.


Briefing documents for school Principals:

Sample School Travel Plans:

Securing school agreement to participate:

Establishing a School STP Committee:

Communicating to the school community:

STP logo is available on request




About Us

Green Communities Canada (GCC) is a national, not-for-profit association of community-based environmental organizations fighting together for a vibrant, equitable and sustainable future.

For more than two decades, GCC has been a leader in promoting active school travel through research, advocacy and training programs, supplemented with educational resources, concrete partnerships, events and programs.

Our goal for school travel is simple but compelling: to make walking, cycling and other active, safe and sustainable modes of transportation the norm for school travel.

The website was produced with financial support from the Government of Ontario.