Don't miss these exciting webinars!

Being Walk Friendly in Small Town Ontario webinar
Tuesday, June 10
th, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Canada Walks is offering a webinar to guide communities in small town Ontario in navigating and completing the application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community.  

Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all walkers!
Walkability isn’t just for big cities; small towns can also create safe, easy, and inviting places to walk for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.   

Join Kate Hall, Program Manager of WALK Friendly Ontario (WFO), for this “how-to” session.   

The presentation will:
  • provide a brief introduction to WFO;
  • walk participants through the application section by section;  
  • explain the application process and what we’re looking for; and
  • answer any burning questions so that participants feel confident in making an application. 
Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Tanya Stuart.
Join us for a webinar showcasing Pedestrian Plans
Thursday, June 26th, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

Join Canada Walks for an informative presentation from three WALK Friendly Community award recipients about their Pedestrian Plans.

Steve Molloy Project Manager, Transportation Master Plan Implementation, City of Hamilton (Silver)

Gill Wilson Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation, City of Ottawa (Silver)

Doug Herron Senior Planner, Town of Wasaga Beach (Bronze)

Presentations will focus on:
  • The scope of the plan, including how residents and community partners were engaged in the planning process;
  • Targets in the plan for increased mode share, safety goals, and accommodating vulnerable populations;
  • Performance indicators to monitor the success of the plan; and
  • Conditions in place to ensure implementation.

OPPI members undertaking Continuous Professional Learning may claim learning units according to the CPL Program Guide.

Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Tanya Stuart.

WALK Friendly Ontario - NEW DEADLINE DATE!

The application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community will remain open until September 30th. Communities intending to apply should click on the “Apply” tab at, and follow the instructions to log in and create an account.
It takes a community to be walk friendly! Completing the application will require information from a variety of municipal staff and community partners. We suggest that you get your team together early to prepare. There is an Application Guide available to help you get started. If you have any questions, contact Kate Hall at
Don’t delay, start your application today!
Green Communities Foundation is the charitable affiliate of Green Communities Canada. Please consider a donation in support of Canada Walks - WALK Friendly Ontario. Charitable registration number: 81526 4890 RR0001. Thank you!
WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program to encourage Municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk. Visit for more information.

Canada Walks is grateful to the Government of Ontario and the Metcalf Foundation for their financial support of the provincial roll-out of the WALK Friendly Ontario designation program.

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