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ON THE MOVE

Project Steering Committee

Resources and Information for Project Partners/Steering Committee

The On the Move Simcoe Muskoka Project Steering Committee plays an important role in overseeing school travel planning in the County of Simcoe and District of Muskoka. We are here to support you and this important initiative. Please click on the links below for resources and information to support you with getting more students walking and wheeling to school. 

Canadian School Travel Planning Toolkit: Guide for Regional Stakeholders 
Canadian School Travel Planning Toolkit: Guide for Facilitators

The Project Steering Committee was formed in May 2019 and continues to meet during the 2020-2021 school year. The committee operates according to a partnership Terms of Reference

To create an identity for the On the Move initiative across Simcoe Muskoka, and increase awareness of the On the Move activities occurring in the region, an On the Move branding package and guide have been developed.

The design package and brand guide is intended for use by those involved in the On the Move initiative to create customized On the Move promotional products (e.g. colouring sheets, digital display, event templates, letterhead, posters, Power Point presentations, social media, student certificate).

The variety of templates and files offer colour and design options using On the Move logo, characters and backgrounds as displayed below.

While many of the templates and files can be simply adapted by project partners (e.g. MS Office files), some of the templates and files are specifically designed to be used with the support of graphic designers.
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To obtain the On the Move design package and brand guide, please contact the health unit by email at [email protected].

On the Move banners, flags and poster boards have been created for the On the Move partners to use for school, municipal/community activities and events.
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OTM Feather Flags
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To borrow these items, please contact the health unit by email at [email protected].

stp roll up banner mockup 

To borrow the School Travel Planning – Roll-up Banner, please contact the health unit by email at [email protected].

The School Travel Planning Flyer is a resource that can be used to raise awareness about the School Travel Planning approach, and it can help to explain how School Travel Planning works.
The Flyer is available in a PDF format or it can be ordered in hard copy. 
2016 School Travel Planning Flyer Side 1_Page_1  2016 School Travel Planning Flyer Side 1_Page_2
 

To order hard copies of the School Travel Planning Flyer, please contact the health unit by email at [email protected].
On the Move partners are currently working with a video production company to develop a series of videos to promote active school travel. These videos will be made available for use by partners once they are ready.

Below is a sample of social media messaging under a variety of themes that On the Move partners in Simcoe Muskoka can adapt, use and share to promote active school travel.
Additional social media ads can be found on the Ontario Active School Travel website.

THEME: COVID-19 Return to School 

Has COVID-19 left you and your kids looking for more ways to be physically active? Get on the Move with active school travel this Fall. Now is the time to practise walking and wheeling to/from school with your kids. Plan the route to school and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

Did you know kids move more when they’re outside? Get on the Move with active school travel this Fall. Now is the time to practise walking and wheeling to/from school with your kids. Plan the route to school and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

Have you and your family been using your bike and walking more during COVID-19? Keep it going! Practise walking and wheeling to/from school with your kids. Plan the route to school and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

Did you know regular physical activity can help us cope with stress and help our kids sleep and learn better? Good health habits can last a lifetime. Get on the Move this Fall. Practise walking and wheeling to/from school. Plan the route to school and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

COVID-19 has been really hard on us and our kids. A great way to help deal with the stress, is by getting outside and being active. Start the back to school routine off on the right foot by walking or wheeling to/from school. Practise the school route and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

We all want what’s best for our kids – including healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Start the back to school routine off on the right foot by walking or wheeling to/from school. Practise the school route and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

Parents, let’s do what we can by not adding to traffic congestion around schools this fall. Everyone wants a healthy and safe school environment. Get on the Move by walking and wheeling to/from school when you can – even if you park and walk part of the way. Practise the school route and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

 

Driving our kids to school is not always a faster option, and more cars adds to school traffic and safety concerns. Get on the Move by walking and wheeling to school when you can – even if you park and walk part of the way. Practise the school route and help your kids develop the skills and confidence they need.

THEME: Active School Travel

Gearing up for back to school? Don’t forget how important it can be to include walking & wheeling as part of your child’s school day routine if possible. It provides them with a great opportunity to be physically active every day! Learn more – https://bit.ly/2KJyozM

 

Parents & caregivers can benefit from taking time to walk or wheel with their children to/from school. Walking & wheeling offers a great opportunity for daily #physicalactivity, to get to know your neighbourhood, & to be a good role model for children. #activetransportation

 

Approx. one-quarter of Simcoe Muskoka students usually use some form of #activetransportation to go to school. #activeschooltravel involves walking or wheeling to/from school & is a great way for children & youth to get more #physicalactivity in their day - https://bit.ly/2KJyozM.

 

Getting to school in active ways, like walking or wheeling, can still happen in the winter. Walking & wheeling to/from school is one of the easiest ways for children & youth to get regular daily #physicalactivity. Learn more here - https://bit.ly/2KJyozM.

 

DYK #activetransportation (#walking & #wheeling to & from school) is one of the easiest ways for kids to get daily #physicalactivity &  the time spent sitting & being sedentary in the day? Since spring is here, it’s a great time to #walktoschool & see the world in bloom!

 

THEME: Climate Change and Healthy Environment


#DYK walking and wheeling to school is a climate change mitigation strategy that helps fight against climate change? It decreases greenhouse gas emissions which can reduce how much the climate changes in Simcoe Muskoka region and improve the air that we breathe. You can be a climate hero with #ActiveSchoolTravel.

 

Children’s health is being impacted by climate change in Simcoe Muskoka. We all have a role to play to address climate change. You and your family can #MakeItBetter by walking or wheeling to school, even if it’s just part of the way! It is good for the environment, and good for everyone. Healthy places support healthy people

 

Fighting climate change is good for children’s healthl! #ActiveSchoolTravel reduces greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change AND has added bonuses for human health, like cleaner air for healthy lung and brain development, more physical activity, reduced road traffic injuries and way more!

THEME: International Walk to School Day (October)
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Did you know that October is International Walk to School Month and that (date) is international #WalktoSchool Day? Parents & caregivers can benefit too from this active & social time with their children & help the environment by not driving. #physicalactivity #activetransportation #activeschooltravel #IWALK2020

Happy International #WalktoSchool Day! Join in by walking, wheeling or scooting with your children to & from school. Support your children to use active transportation all school year long. Learn more here - https://bit.ly/2KJyozM #Active2School #IWALK2020

THEME: Winter Walk Day (January)

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Winter Walk Day is on (date). #walktoschool with your children to increase daily #physicalactivity & have fun! Learn more about #winterwalkday from @OntarioAST at https://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/winter-walk-day/

Winter Walk Day is a great way to have children & youth engage in #activetransportation & increase #physicalactivity. Learn more about #winterwalkday from @OntarioAST here - https://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/winter-walk-day/


DYK that (date) is Winter Walk Day? A great time for kids to #walktoschool! Join them for a breath of fresh air & #physicalactivity! Find out how schools can register to participate here - http://bit.ly/1aZzgZu #WinterWalkDay


Parents – tomorrow is Winter Walk Day? Join your kids for a wintery #walktoschool to increase #physicalactivity! Don’t forget to dress for the weather! #WinterWalkDay


It’s Winter Walk Day! Dress for the weather & enjoy the journey to school! #WinterWalkDay #activetransportation #physicalactivity Learn more about the day here - http://bit.ly/1aZzgZu

THEME: Spring into Spring Month (April)


Happy Spring to our amazing schools in Simcoe and Muskoka! Looking for a way to brighten things up and take advantage of the fresh air and warmer weather, get involved in Spring into Spring and celebrate walking and wheeling to school this April. Check out https://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/spring-into-spring/.

It’s time to Spring into Spring! Did you know walking and wheeling to school is celebrated in April? Many schools organize Spring into Spring activities for students and families to welcome spring and celebrate walking and wheeling. Check out https://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/spring-into-spring/.

THEME: Bike to School Week (May)

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May (date) is #biketoschoolweek! #activetransportation (walking & cycling/wheeling to & from school) is one of the easiest ways for children to get regular daily #physicalactivity & reduce the time spent sitting & being sedentary in the day.

It’s #biketoschoolweek - a great time to use #activetransportation to get to & from school! Walking & wheeling gives kids the chance to get to know their neighbourhood & to develop confidence/independence. Also provides a great opportunity for  #physicalactivity &  sitting.

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