Bike to School Project gains momentum

Kristin Health and Recreation

The movement for active, safe and sustainable transportation options for children and youth got a big boost in Toronto recently, with the announcement that the Bike to School Project has received a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Led by CultureLink Settlement and Community Services, in collaboration with Cycle Toronto and the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, the Bike to School Project aims to provide cycling education programs to 22,000 Toronto students. Other strategies for inspiring youth to travel and explore their communities by bicycle include:

  • After-school bike clubs in high schools
  • The Bike to School Week campaign (May 30 – June 3, 2016) celebrated throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with the support of Smart Commute, a program of Metrolinx
  • The Bike to School Leadership Camp, which inspires youth to bike and to get involved in the global movement for active, safe and sustainable transportation.

CultureLink is seeking candidates for two full-time positions to carry out this project, which begins April 1, 2016. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2016. Seasonal work will be available in future.

For more information visit us online at Bike to School Project.