International Walk to School Day is an annual event to reintroduce parents,
children, school staff and other community members to the joy of walking.
International Walk to School Day generally takes place on the first
Wednesday of every October.
Congestion in school zones has become a growing concern in Mississauga as children are
picked up and dropped off in the morning and afternoon. Children often dart in between parked
and idling cars of waiting parents, while the smog from those idling cars fills the air, making
it more difficult to breathe. Reviving an old trend of walking to school has a positive impact
on our health, safety, environment and community.
Active & Safe Routes to School , a program of Green Communities Canada that is supported
by the Region of Peel, Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District
School Board and the Peel District School Board, is tackling this issue by reintroducing and
promoting active transportation to school communities throughout Ontario.